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Draft Recommended Outline Development Plan (RODP)


3. Creating a Green Community

Sustainable Water Management

  • Revitalising Nullah: Yuen Long Nullah is an important feature of Yuen Long South. We propose to partially deck the Nullah to provide space for widening Kung Um Road and Kiu Hing Road to standard two-lane roads for oneway circulation and landscaped footpaths while revitalising the Nullah. Together with the open space and landscape design along the enhanced Nullah, this would make the Nullah more attractive. We propose to revitalise the other water channels within the area including Tin Tsuen Channel and the Yuen Long (West) Nullah near Tong Yan San Tsuen Interchange.
  • Preserving Natural Stream : There are several natural streams in the area where endangered endemic crab species are found. We recommend preserving those with high ecological value and providing buffer areas.
  • Creating New Watercourse, Flood Retention Facilities and Reedbed : New watercourse is proposed along the hillside of Ma Shan. By intercepting runoff together with the proposed retention lake, the new watercourse would also form a sustainable flood control measure. A reedbed is located adjacent to the Sewage Treatment Works to further polish the treated effluent. This would integrate with the blue-green infrastructure system and provide opportunity for appreciation of the environmental initiatives.
  • Providing Tertiary Level Sewage Treatment and Effluent Reuse: A Sewage Treatment Works of tertiary treatment level is proposed allowing treated effluent to be polished for reuse, thus minimising the need for long-distance effluent export. The use of treated effluent for non-potable purposes such as toilet flushing and irrigation would also be explored for the area.

Green Mobility

  • Providing Comprehensive Pedestrian and Cycling Network : A comprehensive pedestrian and cycling network connecting to Hung Shui Kiu NDA and Yuen Long New Town would be provided within the PDA with supporting facilities such as cycle parking areas, pedestrian crossing facilities and rest areas, etc. to encourage walking and cycling.
  • Reserving for Possible Environmentally Friendly Transport Services : The reserved corridor for the proposed EFTS (subject to further studies) has been delineated, which would connect with the EFTS at Hung Shui Kiu NDA and minimise road traffic and carbon emission within Yuen Long South.
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Technologies : The use of low-carbon transport technologies such as electricity vehicles and bio-diesel public transport would be explored for Yuen Long South.

Green Space Network

  • Open spaces with various active and passive recreational functions would be provided in Yuen Long South. The open space network is complemented with preserved active agricultural land, preserved secondary woodland, stream courses, revitalised nullahs and green drainage initiatives as well as natural landscape features and the mountain greenery in the south. This green space network together with the pedestrian and cycling network would provide opportunities for residents and visitors for enjoying recreation and landscape amenity. Moreover, Yuen Long South is located adjacent to Tai Lam Country Park. A scenic cycle track is proposed. The green space network would help promote healthy living and urban-rural integration.

Solid Waste Management

  • Waste management plan would be adopted, such as automatic refuse collection system and source separation of recyclables, to minimise the generation and disposal of municipal solid waste.

Energy Saving

  • Energy Efficient Building : Energy efficient building design would be encouraged including the use of recycled and low embodied-carbon construction materials. In particular, green building design and green initiatives are proposed for the government depots for appreciation of the green initiatives at government facilities.
  • Renewable Energy :

    Potential use of renewable energy such as solar water heating and photovoltaic technology would be explored for carbon reduction.