URA’s Kim Shin Lane/ Fuk Wa Street Development Project: Authorisation by the Secretary for Development
The Secretary for Development (SDEV) has authorised the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to proceed with the Kim Shin Lane/ Fuk Wa Street Development Project (the Project) in Sham Shui Po, which is published in the Gazette today (24 June 2022).
Commenced earlier on 24 September 2021, the Project was implemented by way of a development project in accordance with the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance (URAO). During the following two-month publication period, the URA received submissions of general comments and objections. Upon consideration of the comments and deliberation on the objections, the URA submitted the Project, along with the URA’s deliberations on the objections, to SDEV for consideration on 22 February 2022 in accordance with the URAO. SDEV has duly considered the URA’s submission, the unwithdrawn objections, the URA’s related deliberations as well as the assessment on the likely effect of the Project.
Pursuant to the URAO, any objector to the Project who is aggrieved by the decision of SDEV to authorise the Project may appeal on or before 25 July 2022 by lodging a notice of appeal with the Secretary to the Appeal Board Panel, with a copy to SDEV. Information about the notice of appeal can be found and downloaded on the webpage of the “Appeal Board under the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance” (https://www.uraoabp.gov.hk/en/general_info/index.html). The URA will issue acquisition offers to the owners in the Project when there are no notices of appeal filed within the appeal period or after the dismissal of all appeal(s), if any. The URA will also offer ex-gratia allowance or rehousing arrangement for eligible domestic tenants after acquiring the properties concerned.
A site plan delineating the boundary of the Project together with a general description of the Project is available for public inspection at:
- the URA’s Headquarters (26/F, COSCO Tower, 183 Queen’s Road Central, Central);
- the URA’s Cheung Sha Wan Office (Unit B, G/F, 777-783 Yu Chau West Street, Kowloon); and
- the Sham Shui Po Home Affairs Enquiry Centre (G/F., Cheung Sha Wan
Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon).
Such information is also available on the URA website (www.ura.org.hk). Members of the public can also call the URA hotline at 2588 2333 for information.
Under a “planning-led” approach in urban renewal works, the URA commenced two redevelopment projects in Sham Shui Po on 24 September 2021. The Project together with the adjacent Cheung Wah Street/ Cheung Sha Wan Road Development Scheme (SSP-018 Scheme) have been identified for redevelopment to formulate a comprehensive land-use restructuring and enhanced connectivity to create more planning gains and synergy at the district level, and improve the overall living conditions of the residents through redevelopment. In addition, the two projects will contribute to increasing housing supply and substantially increasing community facilities with improved standards for sports facilities, allowing more efficient urban renewal with greater benefits.
As the implementation of SSP-018 Scheme involves the amendment of the outline zoning plan of the district, the URA has submitted a draft Development Scheme Plan of SSP-018 to the Town Planning Board to undergo the relevant planning procedures. Subject to detailed design, it is estimated that a total of 1,830 residential units will be provided upon the redevelopment of two projects.