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Practice Note for Professional Persons
No. 1/2005

Major Planning Documents Available to the Public
Landscape Submissions related to Planning Applications

 

There is an array of technical documents promulgated by the Planning Department and the Town Planning Board to members of the public through the Government Publication Centre1, Planning Department's Planning Enquiry Counter2 and Home Page3, and Town Planning Board's Home Page4. The purpose of this Practice Note is to categorise these documents to facilitate users to locate relevant documents for quick reference.

There is an array of technical documents promulgated by the Planning Department and the Town Planning Board to members of the public through the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department 1, the Planning Department's Planning Enquiry Counters2 and Home Page3, and the Town Planning Board's Home Page4. The purpose of this Practice Note is to categorise these documents to facilitate users to locate relevant documents for quick reference.


Planning Department Technical Documents

Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines:

Purpose/Nature

Promulgation

  • Mainly concerned with policy guidelines and planning standards for determining the scale, location and site requirements of various land uses and facilities. All general land uses and facilities essential to the community well-being, such as schools, clinics/hospitals and open space are covered.

  • Useful in planning studies, preparation/revision of town plans and planning applications

  • Sale through the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department

  • Chapter 1 (Introduction) is provided free of charge to purchasers of other chapters

  • Planning Department Planning Enquiry Counter

  • Planning Department Home Page

  

Practice Notes for Professional Persons:

Purpose/Nature

Promulgation

  • Keeping professional persons and organisations in related fields informed of the current planning practices and procedures of the Planning Department on development-related matters

  • Organizations including professional institutions, registration boards, universities, reference libraries and various development-related associations will be notified of the promulgation of the Practice Notes via E-mail.

  • Planning Department Planning Enquiry Counter

  • Planning Department Home Page

  


Town Planning Board Technical Documents

Town Planning Board Guidelines:

Purpose/Nature

Promulgation

  • Providing guidance on :

- Main criteria for consideration of planning applications and for zoning designations

- Procedures and basic requirements for planning submissions and for compliance of approval conditions of planning applications.

  • Planning Department Planning Enquiry Counter

  • Town Planning Board Home Page

 

Technical Notes and Guidance Notes:

Purpose/Nature

Promulgation

  • Mainly providing procedural guidelines relating to statutory planning matters such as hearing of representations/further representations, and submission and implementation requirements for landscape proposals.

  • Planning Department Planning Enquiry Counter

  • Town Planning Board Home Page

 

This Practice Note supersedes PlanD Practice Note for Professional Persons No. 2/99.  


 

 

(B C K Fung)
Director of Planning
Date : 30 August 2005

 

Notes

1.

The Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department

Room 402 Murray Building, Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

2.

Planning Department Planning Enquiry Counters:

  • 17/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, Hong Kong

  • 14/F, Sha Tin Government Offices, No. 1, Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin, New Territories

3.

Planning Department Home Page :

http://www.pland.gov.hk/

4.

Town Planning Board Home Page:

http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb/

 
  

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