Tai Ho OZP Representation
A representation for a balanced conservation and development approach for Tai Ho was submitted to the Town Planning Board, and presented at the representation hearing in November 2017.
The conservation zonings on the OZP prohibits any form of new development (including public or private housing) within the entire Tai Ho area, even those less ecologically sensitive areas. They are restrictive to the point that it constitutes a deprivation of private development rights, as its intention is based on a general presumption against any development. The OZP does not facilitate the conservation objectives of Tai Ho as the third highest priority site under the New Nature Conservation Policy. The private land ownership within the Tai Ho valley, at the Tai Ho stream, makes it important that some form of balance between development and conservation be reached.