8 sites in the Northeast of the New Territories

The demand for housing is strong. The Civil Engineering and Development Department has just applied for the relaxation of a maximum of 20% of the density and height limit for the eight sites in Fanling North and Kwu Tung North Development Area. It is estimated that more than 2.4 million square feet of floor space will be added for additional More than 4,300 public housing units will be built.

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The Government has completed the planning and engineering review of the development of the Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas in this year. It intends to appropriately increase the development density of the land in the district and build more public housing to meet the demand of the community.

The Lands Department has just applied for the relaxation of the density of eight sites in the first phase, including six in the Kwu Tung North Development Area and two in Fanling North, with a site area ranging from 203,000 to 739,000 square feet.

The eight sites cover an area of ​​about 3.056 million square feet, of which about 45% of the government land is 1.364 million square feet. The Land Development Department proposes to reduce the plot ratio from 3.5 times to 5 times, to 3.9 times to 6 times. 0.2% to 20%, while the height of the building is increased by 4% to 14%. The construction of about 45 public buildings ranging from 85 to 145 metres in height is estimated to be over 2.4 million square feet. An additional 4,300 units will be built to accommodate more than 11,000 people. The largest of these sites is newly added by two sites originally used as roads. It is included in the development of Kwu Tung North, with a site area of ​​about 739,000 square feet. It is used for public housing and markets.

The application documents show that through the relaxation of the development density, the first phase of Kwu Tung North and Fanling North will be estimated to accommodate about 355,000 and 17,500 respectively, bringing about 4,100 jobs. The first batch of residents is expected to be available at 2023. In the year of succession.

On the other hand, the Secretary for Development, Mr Wong Wai-lun, has revealed earlier that the Government plans to increase the building density of Kwu Tung North and Fan Lam North New Development Area. If approved by the Town Planning Board, it is estimated that the public housing units in the two districts can increase by Ten thousand, can accommodate about 193,700 people, the proportion of public housing in the district will be raised from the original 60% to 68%.

As for the number of private housing, it will remain unchanged at about 23,300. In the first half of next year, the application for funding and land resumption will be completed. It is expected that the two districts will complete development in 2031.