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Priority Guidelines for
Enforcement Action Against Unauthorized Developments
in the Rural New Territories

 

  • The Planning Authority pledges to take expeditious enforcement action against the unauthorized developments causing serious nuisances to the public or impacts to the environment. High priority will be given to the following types of unauthorized developments:

    • those within or in the proximity of ecologically sensitive and important areas and conservation zones, such as "Site of Special Scientific Interest", "Coastal Protection Area", "Conservation Area", "Green Belt", etc.;

    • those involving filling of land/pond within "Agriculture" zone;

    • those within areas generally not affected by proliferation of unauthorized developments;

    • those causing adverse environmental nuisances to nearby residential clusters of substantial size;

    • those arising from revoked and lapsed planning approvals;

    • those involving uses not in line with those approved by the Town Planning Board;

    • those falling within Categories 3 and 4 areas under the TPB Guidelines for Application for Open Storage and Port Back-up Uses (TPB Guidelines No. 13E);

    • those involving previous enforcement action cases, of the same or different use nature, within the same site or a majority portion of the site;

    • those causing health/safety hazards to the public; and

    • those involving great public interest.


  • For those unauthorized developments not falling within the above high priority categories, enforcement actions would be taken subject to resources availability.


Planning Department

March 2012

 

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