Section 8.1.3 of the Explanatory Statement simply states that additional future demand for Small House......would have to be addressed outside the Tai Long Wan area.
This can be used to object to the applications.作者:
ah-in 時間: 2015-3-25 16:29 標題: 回覆 #10 hongkongensis 的帖子
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1) Ham Tin and Tai Long are ultimately the largest undisturbed beaches in Hong Kong, with stunning natural beauty and biodiversity, and being the well renowned scenic hiking spot of Country Park, they are the most valuable natural resource to be kept unspoiled for our future generations and deserve the highest level of conservation. Once if the above applications are approved and 3-storey houses built in Ham Tin, the landscape will be badly destroyed and natural quality of the area lose, this will completely defeat the purpose of Country Park and violate the ordinance. Whilst with increase of residents and human access, the environment and ecology will be much disturbed or impacted, more pollutions generated and may cumulatively overload and cause permanent damage.
2) As per statutory planning map S/SK TLW/5, the proposed sites of applications are in government land of Ham Tin’s V-zone. However, that V-zone in fact situates amidst the conservation area of Country Park, and is in vicinity of the beach, stream estuary, swamp and mangrove, shrubs and grassland with abundance of biodiversity, and in fact not far from the Tai Long SSSI zone of ecological and geological values.
In case the 5 house applications are permitted, not only the construction work will immediately impact the environment with removal of trees/vegetation, generate noise and disturbance, waste materials and pollutions, in longer term, more garbage and wastewater will continuously be produced from the houses and enter to the stream, wetland and beach. It is noted that currently in Ham Tin/ Tai Long area, cleaning service and waste treatment are not sufficient due to remoteness, garbage often cumulated with no or delayed removal. In recent year, food residues and wastewater are often found at beach and stream, probably due to increase number of visitors and consumptions at food stalls, the environment has been much worse, fish and crab lives in stream estuary dwindled than in decades ago. The area needs improvement with waste treatment in order to prevent further degradation, but now in contrary, these applications request for more houses to be built then will definitely deprive the chance of possible rehabilitation but further or even permanently damage the environment there.
3) The proposed sites of houses are in Government land (as stated in TPB’s notice), and as per the section 8.1.2 zoning plan S/SK-TLW/5, Ham Tin village is classified grade-1 historic village of heritage value and under protection, new development should not be allowed as to ensure harmony with the layout of historic architecture, and prior consultation with AMO is required. Section 8.1.3 also suggests that the tranquil natural environment in Tai Long area, the V-zone covers only the existing villages area, new demand for Small House of indigenous villagers should be addressed outside of the area. These house-planning applications are in contravention and should not be approved, I trust that TPB should enforce conservation for high value areas of Tai Long / Ham Tin as priority, and propose sites in other area for the applications.