The Territorial Development Strategy (TDS) is the highest tier of planning
in the hierarchy of town plans in Hong Kong. It provides a broad land
use, transport and environmental framework for planning and development.
It also serves as a basis for preparation of sub-regional plans and more
detailed district plans.
The last review of the TDS was completed in 1996.
Taking into account the emergence of new factors having strategic planning
implications, a new round of review, the Hong Kong 2030: Planning Vision
and Strategy, commenced in 2000. The study is to assess Hong Kong's future
development needs in a wider regional perspective and for a longer time
The stage one and two public consultations were undertaken
in 2001 and 2002, respectively. The stage three public consultation, focusing
on the building of scenarios and formulation of development options, was
launched in late 2003.