These strategies serve as a bridge between the TDS and district plans.
They translate the territorial goals into more specific planning objectives
for the five sub-regions of Hong Kong, namely the Metro Area, North-East
New Territories (NENT), North-West New Territories (NWNT), South-East
New Territories (SENT) and South-West New Territories (SWNT). Extensive
public consultation has been carried out to collect views on these strategies
in view of their significant implications for the long-term planning framework
for the respective sub-regions.
The Metroplan Review Study is intended to produce
an updated planning framework for the development and redevelopment of
the Metro Area for 2016 and beyond. The study includes a review of the
1993 Kowloon Density Study. The review study was completed in March 2003.
In parallel, the Planning Study on the Harbour and its Waterfront Areas
which aims at developing a planning framework for guiding future developments
around Victoria Harbour was also completed in March.
The integrated planning and development studies on
NENT and NWNT have been completed. The studies have identified and established
the feasibility of developing Kwu Tung North, Fanling North and Hung Shui
Kiu as the new development areas.
To follow up the recommendations of the SWNT Recommended
Development Strategy, promulgated in 2001, an integrated planning and
engineering feasibility study for Mui Wo and South Lantau is being carried
out to formulate a preferred land use scheme for the area which would
balance development and conservation needs in accordance with the principle
of sustainable development.
The SENT Development Strategy Review was also completed
in 2001. It provides a broad planning framework for the long-term development
of SENT with a view to enhancing the sub-region as the 'Leisure Garden
of Hong Kong' by promoting conservation, enhancing visitor attractions
and achieving a sustainable level of development. Detailed planning based
on the strategic planning framework at district level is being undertaken.