October 5, 2016
Revised proposal for public housing site at San Hing Road, Tuen Mun being studied
It noted in a government statement issued on September 29 in response to media enquiries, that five informal lobbying with local representatives on the original proposal, had taken place from May to August 2014.
On September 2, 2014, the government consulted the Tuen Mun District Council on the proposal, which was not supported by the district council in the end. Meanwhile, the Town Planning Board approved two planning applications for private housing developments within the site in October 2014 and March 2015.
The government said it has been studying ways to adjust the plan to build public housing at the San Hing Road site and nearby areas, since the original proposal was rejected by the district council.
One of the ways is to construct public housing at the western portion of the original proposal together with another site adjacent to it, which can provide 1,700 flats. For the rest of the sites in the original proposal, assuming that the two private residential projects in the original proposal are to go ahead, the government may construct public housing with a higher plot ratio, providing 5,600 flats.
It stressed that the study has not yet been completed. Therefore, the details of the proposals including the number of flats have yet to be determined.
The Lands Department announced that two Tai Po residential sites in the 2016-17 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender.
Tai Po Town Lot No. 223 on Lo Fai Road, Tai Po, has a site area of 21,448 sq m with minimum and maximum gross floor areas of 18,734 and 31,223 sq m.
Tai Po Town Lot No. 229 on the same road has a site area of 10,288 sq m. Its minimum and maximum gross floor areas are 8,986 and 14,977 sq m.
The tender invitation for both sites opens October 7 and closes November 4.