Appendix 1 : The Acceptance of and Requirement for Provision of Public Open Space (POS) in Future Private Developments

(i) Provision of POS on private land and/or adjoining Government land as part of the private development will not be accepted or required unless there is a current or forecast shortfall of open space in the district having regard to the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines (HKPSG) or there are special circumstances justifying the provision following a critical appraisal in the overall planning and urban design context;

(ii) Even the provision of POS on private land and/or adjoining Government land as part of the private development may be justified on the basis of (i) above, for private development governed by an unrestricted lease or the provision of POS cannot practically be imposed in the lease, the provision of POS within the private development will not be accepted or required as the proposed planning gains may not be capable of being realised; and

(iii) For private residential development where such development will likely fall into multiple ownership and thus result in individual owners being made responsible for the management and maintenance of the POS, the provision of POS within the private residential development will not be accepted or required.

Note : Based on the refined administrative arrangement for provision of POS in future private developments. For details, please refer to paragraphs 8 to 11 and Annex B of the Administration’s paper to the Legislative Council Panel on Development issued in January 2010.

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   Last revision date : December 2015