Siu Hong, Lam Tei, Residential Development
2014 - 2021: S16, S16A, S12A, Appeal, Judicial Review
Masterplan Ltd has been involved in providing strategic advice and submitting various planning applications for this project. The subject Site is located at the northern periphery of Tuen Mun New Town, close to the Siu Hong MTR Station. In October 2014, a S16 planning permission was granted for a low-rise private residential development in a “Residential (Group E)” zone at the Site. When the permission was about to lapse, a S16A application for an Extension of Time (EOT) was submitted to the Town Planning Board. However, in June 2018, the EOT application was rejected by the Rural and New Town Planning Committee (RNTPC), reason being that the Government has committed to developing the Site as part of a public housing development. The Applicant was aggrieved by the decision, and a S17 Review on the EOT application was submitted and heard by the Board in September 2018. Unfortunately, the Board felt that the Government’s commitment to plan for a comprehensive public housing development was considered a material change in planning circumstances, and therefore, the proposed private residential development was not allowed to proceed and the EOT was rejected. Subsequently, a S17B Appeal was lodged with the Town Planning Appeal Board, and was heard by the Appeal Board in 2020. In March 2021, the Appeal Board allowed the appeal and granted the Applicant an EOT.
Application s16 section
Site in the Public Housing Development Layout
Application s16 layout
Rezoning S12A layout
Rezoning S12A section