OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS

Providing Housing Land to Better Meet Medium and Long-term Housing Needs Particularly for Meeting Public Housing Needs

  • Provide about 83 ha of housing land supply
  • Provide about 59,900 new residential flats
  • Accommodate about 176,900 total population


Catering for Various Land Use Needs for Promoting Economic Development

  • Serve to meet strategic land use requirements and offer development spaces for industries which Hong Kong enjoys clear advantages
  • Reserve about 8 ha of land in KTN NDA for research and development uses in support of Lok Ma Chau Loop development
  • Develop a cluster of “Commercial, Research and Development” sites (about 14 ha) in the KTN NDA along Fanling Highway
  • Provide employment in support of the local needs, including commercial and retail and community services. About 37,700 new jobs will be created

Providing wider choice of social and community facilities

  • The KTN and FLN NDAs will be the extension of Fanling/Sheung Shui New Town. Together with the existing new town areas, they will form the Fanling/Sheung Shui/Kwu Tung New Town (FL/SS/KT New Town). FL/SS/KT New Town will have a total population of about 460,000 upon full development and provide a wide range of employment, commercial, social, community, recreational and cultural facilities for the expanded new town

Conservation of Long Valley

  • Designate core area of Long Valley as “Nature Park” to enhance and conserve the existing ecological environment

Improving Transport Network

  • Enhance the accessibility of the Kwu Tung area (including the planned population and existing residents in nearby areas) by implementing the proposed Kwu Tung Station on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line
  • Improve the traffic condition in the Fanling and Sheung Shui area by the proposed Fanling Bypass

Pursuing Greener Living Environment

  • Adopt rail-based development approach in planning the NDAs to reduce road traffic
  • Propose to reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent to conserve water and reduce treated sewage effluent as well as sewage pollution loading discharged to Deep Bay

The specific environmental benefits of the NDAs development are broadly described below:

  • The project will improve the sewerage infrastructure and sewage treatment facilities of the areas, which would benefit both the existing and new population;
  • The project will help improving the existing interface problems of residential/ open storage/ rural industrial uses;
  • The project will provide the opportunity to clean-up existing contaminated land;
  • The project will provide long-term conservation for Long Valley;
  • The Project makes use of existing land for building sustainable and green communities, rather than forming new land through reclamation works.