7                  LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

 

7.1             Introduction

 

7.1.1       The objective of this EIA section is to identify existing landscape and visual quality in the Study Area (refer to Figure 7.1) so as to evaluate any landscape and visual impacts of the Project at both construction and operational phases and where required to propose mitigation measures to minimise adverse impacts, in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance Technical Memorandum.

 

7.2             Scope and Content of Study

 

Project Site

 

7.2.1    The Project site boundary as shown in Figure 7.2.1 to 7.2.3 is demarked by Hing Fat Street Tin Hau in the east and Man Wa Lane Sheung Wan in the west.  The proposed Central-Wanchai Bypass connects into the existing cross island road network and is contained in tunnel along most of its length.

 

7.2.2    The majority of the project will be constructed on land to be reclaimed under the Central and Wan Chai reclamation projects.  There are five phases for the implementation of the reclamation: Central Reclamation Phases I, II and III, Wan Chai Reclamation Phase I and Wan Chai Development Phase II.  Central Reclamation Phase I and Phase II were completed in 1998 and 1997 respectively. Wan Chai Reclamation Phase I was completed in 1997.  Central Reclamation Phase III Study and Wan Chai Development Phase II are currently in progress.

 

7.2.3   The construction of the Project is proposed to commence in March 2004 and complete by February 2012.  The Project’s programme is subject to the completion date of the reclamation works.  A more detailed Project Background is described in Section 1.  A description of the Project including information on development requirements, scope and benefits, project design elements, construction methods and engineering requirements, works programme, and “Without the Project” scenario is to be found in Section 2.

 

7.2.4    The Landscape and Visual Impact assessment has been undertaken for the construction and operational phases of the Project.  The existing legislation and guidelines relevant to the assessment of landscape and visual impacts in the Hong Kong SAR are described below with a description of the Assessment Methodology adopted.

 

Legislation

 

7.2.5   The requirement for, and approach to, environmental impact assessment is regulated by the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap.499).  The prescribed approach to landscape and visual impact assessment is outlined in Annexes 10, 18 and 20 of the Technical Memorandum, published as a statutory instrument under Section 16 of the Ordinance.

 

Guidelines

 

7.2.6       ‘The Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines’ (in Chapter 4 – Recreation and Open Space) outlines those design criteria that should be considered when planning developments associated with open spaces.

 

7.2.7   Chapter 9 Section 2.3.2(f) of Hong Kong Planning Standard Guidelines (HKPSG) suggests consideration of adequate buffer distance or screening in land use planning between sensitive receptors and potential air pollution emitters.

 

7.2.8   Requirements for the preservation and felling of trees in Hong Kong are detailed in Government General Regulation 740, Works Branch Technical Circular (WBTC) No. 24/94 and Planning, Environment and Lands Branch Technical Circular No. 3/94.  The Forests and Countryside Ordinance (Cap. 96) prohibits felling, cutting, burning or destroying of trees and growing plants in forests and plantations on Government land.  Its subsidiary regulations prohibit the picking, felling or possession of listed rare and protected plant species.  The list of protected species in Hong Kong is defined in The Forestry Regulations, issued under Section 3 of the Forests and Countryside Ordinance (Cap. 96).

 

7.2.9   Other circulars such as WBTC 25/92 on Allocation of Spaces for Urban Street Trees, WBTC 18/94 on Management and Maintenance of both Natural Vegetation and Landscape Works, HYDTC6/98 on Visibility of Directional Signs and PELBTC 10/98 on Procedures for Environmental Impact Assessment of Development Projects and Proposals are also relevant in the planning and detailed design of the Project.

 

Landscape and Visual Impact Key Issues

 

7.2.10  Key issues relating to the impact on the landscape and visual context of the proposed road route include the loss of existing vegetation, the addition of infrastructure associated facilities (i.e. ventilation and administration buildings), associated works (i.e. portals, wing walls, and abutments), elevated road sections and noise abatement elements including noise barriers and enclosures.

 

Assessment Methodology - General

 

7.2.11  Impact assessment has been considered separately for the construction and operational phases.  A distinction is drawn between landscape and visual impacts:

 

·        Landscape impacts are impacts on the intrinsic fabric (i.e. natural landform, vegetation, geology, drainage, etc.) and indirectly upon the character of a landscape, that is, upon the combination of natural and man-made components that go together to give a landscape its specific identity.  Landscape impacts also include impacts on areas covered by statutory landscape designations (e.g. Country Parks, Conservation Areas, etc.)

 

·        Visual impacts are impacts upon the views of the landscape of individual receivers or upon important views of the landscape (referred to as key views).  Visual impact assessment involves the identification of receivers who will be affected by a change to a given view, (be they residents, those working in the landscape, travelling through it, or using it as a recreational resource) and an assessment of the impacts of that change.

 

7.2.12  The methodology adopted for the Project conforms to the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance and consists of:

 

1.      Review of the relevant planning and development control framework

2.      Identification of Baseline Conditions

3.      Identification of Potential Sources of Impact

4.      Assessment of Significance of impacts

5.      Mitigation of Impacts

6.      Conclusions – Residual Impacts and Predicted Acceptability

 

1)                 Review of the relevant planning and development control framework

 

7.2.13  A review of plans or planning studies which provide an insight to the future outlook of the affected area and the ways the Project can fit into the wider environment.

 

2)                Identification of Baseline Conditions

 

7.2.14  The data collected on the landscape and visual conditions will form the basis against which to review the significance of the predicted landscape and visual impacts of the Project.  The survey is performed through desk study and verified through field survey.

 

7.2.15  The existing and planned developments to be completed prior to the roadworks would be subject to impacts at both construction stage and operation stage.  For planned development to be completed after the roadworks, it would only be subjected to impacts at operation stage.

 

7.2.16  In order to establish the landscape baseline, the following aspects of the site are identified:

 

·        Landscape Resources (LR’s)

·        Landscape Character Areas - Distinct Landscape Areas (DLA’s)

 

7.2.17  In order to establish the visual baseline, the following aspects of the site are appraised:

 

·        Key views of the development

·        Key Visual Sensitive Receivers (VSRs)

 

3)                Identification of Potential Sources of Impact

 

7.2.18  The key sources of potential landscape and visual impacts of the proposed CWB & IECL development are then identified.  Impacts can result from each of the project’s basic components.  Moreover, impacts can also be direct, indirect, positive or negative.  Positive impacts are those which will improve landscape or visual conditions.

 

4)                Assessment of Impact Significance

 

7.2.19  The significance of landscape and visual impacts of the proposed CWB & IECL development has been assessed at this stage.

 

5)                Mitigation of Impacts

 

7.2.20  The identification of the visual and landscape impacts will highlight those sources of conflict requiring landscape design solutions to reduce adverse impacts, and if possible, incorporate the development and associated activities with the surrounding landscape. Mitigation measures may be inherent within or additional to the Project design.

 

7.2.21  Inherent mitigation measures are those which are included in the fundamental design of project elements in order to reduce impacts.  Inherent mitigation measures can include the massing, grouping or lay-out of buildings or the location of other features.

 

7.2.22  Additional mitigation measures are those which are added to the basic scheme design in order to reduce or eliminate impacts.  Examples of additional mitigation measures are screen planting around a development or the architectural or colour treatment of buildings or structures.

 

6)                Conclusions – Residual Impacts and Predicted Acceptability

 

7.2.23  The Conclusion of the assessment summarises the results and provides the evaluation of landscape and visual impact as outlined in Annex 10 Criteria for Evaluating Visual and Landscape Impact, and Impact on Sites of Cultural Heritage. 

 

Assessment Methodology for Landscape Impacts

 

7.2.24  Landscape impacts are assessed at two levels:

 

·        impacts upon individual landscape resources

·        impacts upon landscape character

 

7.2.25  ‘Landscape Resources’ are the natural and man-made physical features which combined, make up the landscape itself (e.g. geology, vegetation, water courses, buildings, etc.).  ‘Landscape Character’ is the aggregate effect or impression created by this combination of physical resources.

 

7.2.26    Landscape impacts are assessed as a function of the magnitude of an impact and the sensitivity of the Landscape Resource or Landscape Character.  The overall impact is a product of the following factors:

 

Factors contributing to the magnitude of change:

·        source, nature and magnitude of potential impacts,

·        the degree of change caused by each of the impacts to the existing landscape,

·        significance of this change in consideration of the local and regional areas and other developments,

·        the degree of conflict of the scheme on proposed developments,

·        cumulative effects on the landscape of this and neighbouring proposals.

 

Factors contributing to the sensitivity of the landscape resource/character:

·        the landscape character and its quality,

·        maturity and distinctiveness of the resource or area,

·        tolerance of the landscape to absorb the change,

·        importance and rarity of special landscape elements.

 

7.2.27  Taken the above mentioned factors into consideration, it is necessary to classify the sensitivity of Landscape Resources and Landscape Character Areas and the magnitude of change in order to develop significance thresholds for potential impacts.  The following classification is taken from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and The Landscape Institute’s Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment:

 

i)                                       Classification of sensitive landscape receptors:

     Low Sensitivity: a relatively unimportant landscape, the nature of which is potentially tolerant of substantial change.

     Medium Sensitivity: a landscape of moderately valued characteristics reasonably tolerant of change.

High Sensitivity: important components or landscape of particularity distinctive character susceptible to relatively small changes.

 

ii)                                      Classification of landscape impact magnitude :

Low Magnitude: virtually imperceptible change in any components.

Moderate Magnitude: moderate changes in localised area.

High Magnitude: notable change in landscape characteristics over an extensive area ranging to very intensive change over a more limited area.

 

7.2.28  Significance thresholds can be determined from different combinations of sensitivity and magnitude.  Significance of impacts is assessed as significant, moderate/significant, moderate, slight/moderate, slight or negligible.  All insignificant impacts are termed negligible.  Impacts could be adverse or beneficial.  The matrix below is used to assess landscape impacts.

 

Table 7.1        Matrix for Assessment of Significance of Landscape Impact

          

Magnitude of Change

High

Moderate Impact

Moderate/

Significant Impact

Significant Impact

Moderate

Slight/

Moderate Impact

Moderate Impact

Moderate/

Significant Impact

Low

Slight

Slight/

Moderate Impact

Moderate Impact

None

Negligible

Negligible

Negligible

 

Low

Medium

High

Sensitivity of Landscape Resource or Character Area

 

Assessment Methodology for Visual Impacts

 

7.2.29    The impact assessment will relate to the visual receiver group and their existing and potential views subsequent to the scheme development.  The visual impacts established from within the matrix will result from consideration of the following:

 

Factors contributing to the magnitude of change:

·        viewing distance, degree of visibility,

·        degree of change to existing views,

·        the cumulative effects on views of this and other neighboring developments.

 

Factors contributing to the sensitivity of the VSRs:

·        character, quality, duration and frequency of existing view,

·        context, location and estimated number in a VSR group,

·        availability and quality of alternative views.

 

7.2.30    Receivers are identified through the definition of the development’s visual envelope (i.e., the area within which views of the development are possible).  Taken into consideration the above factors, receivers have been grouped into the following categories:

 

(i)           Residential (High Sensitivity) - Those people who would view the scheme from their home.

(ii)         Occupational (Low Sensitivity) - Those people who would view the scheme from their workplace.

(iii)        Travellers or Transitionary (Low Sensitivity) - Those people who would view the scheme from vehicles, ferry or on foot.

(iv)       Recreational (Medium Sensitivity) - Those people who would view the scheme whilst engaging in recreational activities.

 

7.2.31  Those who view the scheme from their homes are considered to be highly sensitive to any visual intrusion.  This is because the attractiveness, or otherwise, of the view will have a notable effect on a residents’ general quality of life and acceptability of their home environment.

 

7.2.32    The following classification is taken from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and The Landscape Institute’s Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment:

 

Classification of visual impact magnitude:

Low Magnitude: minor change in view

Moderate Magnitude: moderate change in view

High Magnitude: major changes in view

 

7.2.33    Significance of visual impacts is assessed as significant, moderate/significant, moderate, slight/moderate, slight or negligible.  All insignificant impacts are termed negligible.  The matrix below was used to assess visual impacts.

 


Table 7.2        Matrix for Assessment of Significance of Visual Impact

 

Magnitude of Change

High

Moderate Impact

Moderate/

Significant Impact

Significant Impact

Moderate

Slight/

Moderate Impact

Moderate Impact

Moderate/

Significant Impact

Low

Slight

Slight/

Moderate Impact

Moderate Impact

 

None

Negligible

Negligible

Negligible

 

Low

Medium

High

Sensitivity of View or Receiver Group

 

7.3      Review of the Planning and Development Control Framework

 

7.3.1   This section provides an overview of the planning and development studies and documents on the Project site area and its surrounding to provide an insight to the Government’s planning intent to the future outlook of the area.

 

7.3.2   In short, the Government’s planning intent for the Project study area is to improve the urban environment for living and working and to enhance it as a primary tourist attraction and commercial growth area.

 

Metroplan

 

7.3.3    Metroplan (October 1991) was formulated to identify the planning and design framework for re-structuring the metro area through to the year 2011, and identified the Central-Wan Chai districts as one of the potential new development areas.

 

7.3.4    Metroplan incorporates urban design features that are related to the Project site.  Integration of the urban fabric has been proposed through an inter-linked system of public open space and major parks, connecting to an extensive system of waterfront promenade.  Landmarks are to be created around key transport interchanges, at visually prominent waterfront sites and city gateways, to help create a sense of place.  Important elements of architectural, historical and cultural heritage shall be preserved. 

 

Central & Wan Chai Reclamation: Development of Urban Design Parameters (DUDPS)

 

7.3.5    The DUDPS (October 1993) was undertaken following the recommendations of the Central and Wan Chai Reclamation Feasibility Study endorsed by the Land, Development and Planning Committee (LDPC) in January 1991.  It examined the urban design and landscape context of, and prepared urban design and landscape parameters for the proposed reclamation, comprising approximately 123 hectares of waterfront development.

 

Hong Kong Island West: Development Statement (HKWDS)

 

7.3.6    The HKWDS was prepared to translate the broad concepts outlined in Metroplan into a co-ordinated framework to guide the planning, development and improvement of Hong Kong Island West through to the year 2011.  HKWDS included the preparation of an Outline Master Development Plan (OMDP) and included sectoral planning frameworks including landscape and recreation.

 

Protection: The Harbour Ordinance

 

7.3.7    “Protection of The Harbour Ordinance” was enacted on 30 June 1997 establishing a legal presumption against reclamation in the central harbour area. 

 

7.3.8    Section 3(1) of the PHO provides a legal principle that “the central harbour is to be protected and preserved as a special asset and a natural heritage of the Hong Kong people and for that purpose there shall be a presumption against reclamation in the central harbour.”

 

7.3.9    Central Reclamation Phase III, Wan Chai Development Phase II and the proposed Kowloon Point Reclamation fall within the “central harbour area”.

 

Outline Zoning Plans (OZPs)

 

7.3.10  The Project study area is largely covered by five OZP’s, which are the Central District OZP (No. S/H4/9), the Central District (Extension) OZP (No. S/H24/3), the Wan Chai OZP (No. S/H5/17), the Causeway Bay OZP (No. S/H6/8), and the North Point OZP (No. S/H8/12).

 

7.3.11  The proposed elevated structures and the existing at-grade roadworks (Victoria Park Road) in the Causeway Bay area will cross through the planned waterfront regional open space.  The Project will affect the integrity of the regional open space, especially at the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.

 

7.3.12  Since the Project is based on reclaimed land, there will not be any impact on the existing land zoned as open space.

 

7.4      Baseline Conditions

 

Study Area

 

7.4.1    The boundary of the Study Area for Landscape Impact Assessment includes all areas within 500m outside the boundary of the Project. (refer to Figure 7.1)  The Study Area for Visual Impact Assessment is determined by the visual envelope of the Project.  (refer to Figure 7.4)

 

7.4.2    Landscape impacts are assessed against both landscape resources and distinct landscape character areas.  Baseline conditions are set out below.

 

Landscape Resources – Figures 7.3.1 to 7.3.3

 

Topography (LR1)

7.4.3    The study area is located along the waterfront of Victoria Harbour where the coastline is essentially man-made except at the Hong Kong Yacht Club at Kellett Island which represents a remnant stretch of natural coastline.  The topography onshore is essentially flat through reclamation for urban development.  Isolated mounding occurs within the Victoria Park and the road elevation along the eastern section of the IEC.

 

Geology (LR2)

7.4.4    The solid geology onshore is uniformly granitic which is common in Kowloon and in northern Hong Kong Island.  Soil within the study area has been highly disturbed and concealed by reclamation.  In Victoria Harbour, the sea-bed has been disturbed and altered through dredging and engineering works. 

 

Existing Topsoil (LR3)

7.4.5   Existing topsoil is located within existing raised and on-grade planters where vegetation occurs. 

 

Vegetation (LR4)

7.4.6    Due to the urban nature of the study area, vegetation is mainly within roadside amenity areas, podium or plazas of private developments and more significantly within public open space areas.  Notable vegetation is at Central Reclamation Phase I, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Promenade, Chater Garden, Harcourt Garden, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Causeway Bay Promenade.  Planting species are predominantly ornamental.  Champion trees exist within the study area, however, they are not in conflict with the Project works.  The most significant established vegetation within the Study Area is contained within Victoria Park and adjacent to Victoria Park Road where significant sized Ficus virens are located.  Refer to Figure 7.3.4 for locations of mature Ficus virens.  These trees are approximately 15m tall x 20m wide.  Specific recommendations for all trees are provided within the tree survey report.   

 

Drainage (LR5)

7.4.7    Due to the urban landscape type of the Study Area, there is no natural water courses leading to the harbour.  All drainage is culverted and therefore subsurface.

 

Victoria Harbour (LR7)

7.4.8    Victoria Harbour is a significant cultural feature and physical attraction within Hong Kong.  The disposition of the Harbour, Victoria Peak and Kowloon Peninsula affords international recognition and sets the physical framework for the city.  The harbour expanse also forms a unique public open space in its own right.

 

Victoria Park (LR8)

7.4.9    Victoria Park is Hong Kong’s largest urban park.  It was built in 1955 and has since become a cultural feature within Hong Kong as a recreational park.  The Park includes large areas of sports grounds, open lawn areas, and passive sitting areas.  The mature trees within the Park screen views of adjacent development and adjoining road infrastructure.

 

Wan Chai Sports Ground (LR9)

7.4.10    The Wan Chai Sports Ground is a major recreational facility within urban Wan Chai maintaining high landscape value.  The park facility, combined with the adjacent indoor sports centre and training pool, is a major landscape node in a urban environment surrounded with high-rises.

 

 

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Noon Day Gun (LR10)

7.4.11  The typhoon shelter provides moorings for yachts and traditional junks.  It is an area of very high landscape value.  The character of the ‘marina’ is a major visual focus in Causeway Bay.  Along the promenade of the typhoon shelter stands the over a hundred years old Noon Day Gun.  It has some historic interest but is no longer a notable tourist attraction.

 

Significant Buildings (LR11)

7.4.12  The significant and imposing built form along the Victoria Harbour waterfront establishes a unique character and landscape resource.  Individual buildings form independent landmarks, however, the strength is maintained in the overall mass contained in the Harbour view.  Central and Wan Chai contains significant architecture of international acclaim and have become city landmarks across Hong Kong’s urban skyline.  Notable recent architecture includes the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters, the Bank of China and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Extension.  Along the immediate waterfront several historic landmarks can be identified including City Hall, Star Ferry Terminal and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

 

Landscape Character: Distinct Landscape Areas (DLA’s) – Figures 7.3.1 to 7.3.3

 

7.4.13  The overall landscape character type contained within the study area is clearly urban.  The character and quality of the urban landscape is essentially created through architecture and infrastructure overlaying a natural landform.  The waterfront aspect of the city establishes an inherent major open space with unobstructed views from the north and south sides of Victoria Harbour.

 

7.4.14  Within the Project study area and urban landscape character type, several distinct landscape areas (DLA’s) have been identified.  DLA’s have been determined as significant urban landmarks and associated open space areas.  These are indicated in Figure 7.3.1 to 7.3.3 and described as follows:

 

·        DLA1 –    Hong Kong Station / Outlying Ferry Pier

                     This transport interchange area links mixed commercial developments by raised and on-grade covered walkway systems.  Relatively newly planted amenity areas are provided amongst existing roads at the Rumsey Street Flyover and fronting the Outlying Ferry Piers.  A promenade links the General Post Office (GPO) to Ferry Pier No.7.  This paved promenade comprises seating elements, viewing telescopes and has minimal planting.  The views extend back over Hong Kong Island to the east of Victoria Harbour and north to Tsim Sha Tsim and Kowloon.

 

·        DLA2 –    General Post Office and Star Ferry Pier

                     This area maintains distinctive historic and cultural reference in Hong Kong and is a vibrant gathering and transit point for the public.

 

·        DLA3 –    City Hall and Queen’s Pier

                     City Hall and Queen’s Pier are divided by Edinburgh Place which contains a large open paved area with sporadic mature trees and Phoenix palms.  The Queens Pier houses a refreshment kiosk and allows views across the harbour.  City Hall has an enclosed memorial garden frequented by the public.

 

·        DLA4 –    Open Space North of Lung Wui Road

                     The open space connects to the waterfront promenade and comprises ornamental amenity planting, paved areas, seating and open lawn.

 

·        DLA5 –    Serviceman’s Guides Association (SGA)

                     The SGA comprises a McDonald’s restaurant with terrace overlooking the harbour.

 

·        DLA6 –    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKPA)

                     The HKPA houses an established garden, paved with shaded seating areas and ornamental amenity planting.

 

·        DLA7 –    Fenwick Pier Open Space / Playground

                     The enclosed open space is densely vegetated with raised planters which frame the paved seating area inside.

 

·         DLA8 –    Podium Terrace Adjoining Grand Hyatt Hotel

                     Public used open space on podium over carpark with open lawn, established planting and water feature cascade.

 

·         DLA9 –    HKC&EC/Grand Hyatt Hotel/Renaissance Harbour View Hotel

                     These developments establish a visually dominant architectural element as a backdrop to the HKC&EC Extension.  The Renaissance Harbour View comprises a landscaped entrance forecourt with water feature elements and seating.  Established trees to provide shading for seating.

 

·         DLA10 – Expo Drive and Convention Avenue

                     Convention Drive comprises seating areas under shade elements with planting.  Expo Drive (east and west) comprises roadside amenity planting undertaken during the completion of the HKC&EC Extension.

 

·         DLA11 – Wan Chai Ferry Pier and Wan Chai Public Transport Interchange

                     The Wan Chai ferry pier and adjoining public transport interchange establishes an active transit point in Wan Chai.

 

·         DLA12 – Wan Chai Harbour Road Indoor Games Hall

                     Public recreational facility with established landscaped carpark.

 

·         DLA13 – Wan Chai Sports Ground

                     This large open sports facility is the largest open space within the Wan Chai district and provides a significant green expanse to the surrounding areas.

 

·         DLA14 – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

                     Small buildings and utility structures form this development which has sporadic stands of mature trees located around the perimeter.

 

 

·         DLA15 – Cargo Handling Basin

                     This hard paved wharf area is an active cargo housing area.

 

·         DLA16 – Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC)

                     The RHKYC sits at the natural coastline at Kellet Island and comprises clubhouse, pooldeck and carpark with ornamental amenity planting.

 

·         DLA17 – Police Officers’ Club (POC)

                     The facility comprises an outdoor pool area, tennis courts and car park which are buffered by dense screen planting.

 

·        DLA18 – Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

                     A prominent visually interesting area comprising old style junks and sampans and modern yachts and boats.

 

·        DLA19 – Noon Day Gun

                     Historic colonial reference and established tourist element with small hard standing surround.

 

·        DLA20 – Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Promenade

                     Perimeter promenade with an informal character adjoining Victoria Park Road with individual street trees.

 

·        DLA21 – Playground Between Petrol Station and Victoria Park

                     Recent pocket park with indirect connections to Victoria Park and Causeway Bay.  The existing vegetation provides shade to seating areas within the open space.

 

·        DLA22 – Victoria Park and Victoria Park Road

                     The most significant landscape component along Victoria Park Road boundary is the established perimeter buffer of amenity planting adjoining the Park.

 

·        DLA23 -   Waterfront Open Space Within WDII

                     Future promenade space with an average width of 60 metres, comprising water features, landscape berms and soft and hard landscape elements.  A 6 metre wide EVA is also proposed along the northern edge of the promenade.

 

·        DLA24 -   Waterfront Related Commercial and Leisure Uses Areas Within WDII

                     Future commercial and leisure facilities comprising cafes, restaurants and shops to develop recreational and passive use along the promenade.

 

·        DLA25 -   Civic Square / Central Government Complex at Tamar Basin

                     Government Building Complex with connections to waterfront open space.  Subject to detailed design.

 

·        DLA26 -   Waterfront Open Space Deck Over Depressed Road within CRIII.

                     Waterfront open space and promenade.  Subject to detailed design.

 

·         DLA27 - Pier and Waterfront Related Commercial and Leisure Uses Within CRIII

Waterfront open space transit area.  Subject to detailed design.

 

·         DLA28 – Hing Fat Street/Tung Lo Wan Fire Station/Whitfield Road Rest Garden

Hing Fat Street is a feeder road to the IEC.  Tung Lo Wan Fire Station is located at the corner of Victoria Park Road and Hing Fat Street.  The roadside in the vicinity of Tung Lo Wan Fire Station comprises significant mature trees.  Whitfield Road Rest Garden is located on the west side of Hing Fat Street.  This semi-enclosed Chinese style garden allows views to the typhoon shelter under the existing elevated IEC.

 

·         DLA29 – Sea View Estate

Sea View Estate is predominantly residential with view across the IEC and Victoria Harbour.

                    

 

Effect of Committed Development on Landscape Baseline

 

7.4.15  Extensive planned developments have been drafted or planned within phased reclamation sites, including:

 

Central Reclamation Phase I

·        The Hong Kong Station Northern Site Development

 

Central Reclamation Phase II

·        Civic Square and Central Government Complex at Tamar Site

 

Central Reclamation Phase III

·        Waterfront related commercial and recreation uses

·        Waterfront promenade

 

Wan Chai Development Phase II

·        Waterfront related commercial and recreation uses

·        Wan Chai Development Phase II including hotel development and waterfront open space.

 

7.4.16  The reclamation will provide additional land for the trunk road development, for Central Business District expansion, for commercial/residential uses and for extensive open space and waterfront development. 

 

Landscape Sensitivity To Change

 

7.4.17  The landscape resources and distinct landscape character areas that will be affected during the construction and operational phases, with their sensitivity to change, are listed in Table 7.3.

 

 

 

Visual Envelope

 

7.4.18  The Project’s visual baseline is established by reference to the extent of its visibility, to its visual amenity, the character of key views and by the views of visual receivers at their various locations.

 

7.4.19  The visual envelope of the Project is shown in Figure 7.4 and is represented by the area from which any part of it can be seen, which will vary between the construction phase and operational phase.  To the north of the Project site, the zone of visual influence is contained by the medium to high rise developments along the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom.  To the south, the primary visual envelope is contained by the dense high rise developments fronting the Harbour and by the future Waterfront promenade under WD II project.  The secondary visual envelope is expanded at the south eastern edge by Victoria Park extending to high rise developments on the rising slopes of Tai Hang and further south west to Victoria Peak.  To the east and west, the visual envelope is extended over the waterline of Victoria Harbour.

 

Character of Key Views

 

7.4.20  The character of key views and their level of sensitivity are indicated below.  The locations of key views are illustrated in Figure 7.4.

 

View                                                                                               Sensitivity

                                                                                       (high, medium, low)

 

Views from Hung Hom Waterfront                                                        medium

 

Views from Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront                                                       high

 

Views from West Kowloon Reclamation                                                medium

 

Views from Central Business District                                                     medium

 

Views from Wan Chai Waterfront                                                              high

 

View from future Waterfront Promenade under WD II project                      high

 

Views from Causeway Bay / Tai Hang / Tin Hau                                          high

 

Views from Victoria Peak                                                                     medium

 

Visual Amenity

 

7.4.21  The visual amenity of the landscape surrounding the Project site is considered high.  Victoria Harbour is a major contribution to the high quality visual amenity of the city environment.  When considered in context with planned future development extending from Central to Causeway Bay, the visual amenity of the landscape surrounding the Project site will significantly alter.

 

Visual Sensitive Receivers

 

7.4.22  The assessment of Visual Sensitive Receivers (VSRs) includes residential receivers, occupational receivers, recreational receivers and transitional receivers within the Key Views listed above and are summarised in Table 7.4.  Due to committed future developments within proposed reclamation areas, known future developments are included as VSRs.  The assessment includes an indication of the relevant visual sensitivity and potential impact during the construction and operational phases.

 

7.5            Potential Impacts

 

7.5.1       This section describes the potential sources of landscape and visual impacts resulting from the proposed development, during construction and operation. 

 

Project Design

 

7.5.2    The proposed Project includes the following: (refer to Figure 7.2.1 to 7.2.3 for layout of works)

 

·        Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, an elevated 2-lane carriageway (approx. 220m in length) located at the side of the existing Rumsey Street Flyover (RSF) at Central;

·        Slip Road D, an elevated 2-lane carriageway (116m in length) located at the side of the existing RSF at Central;

·        ground level dual 3-lane trunk road and slip roads at Central Reclamation Phase I;

·        dual 3-lane trunk road in tunnel (approx. 2.3km in length) extending from Central Reclamation Phase I, through Central Reclamation Phase III, to the existing Causeway Bay Cargo Handling Area;

·        ground level dual 4-lane trunk road connecting the trunk road in tunnel at the existing Causeway Bay Cargo Handling Area and the trunk road on the elevated structure near the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club;

·        a dual 4-lane trunk road on the elevated structure extending from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club to the IEC near Hing Fat Road;

·        slip roads on the elevated structure connecting to Victoria Park Raod, Gloucester Road and Hing Fat Street;

·        the Satellite Control Building located at Central Reclamation Phase I near Rumsey Street Flyover;

·        the West Ventilation Building located at Central Reclamation Phase I near Man Po Street;

·        the Central Ventilation Building located at Wan Chai Development Phase II near the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Extension;

·        the East Ventilation Building and Administration Building located at the eastern end of the CWB tunnel portal near the existing Causeway Bay Cargo Handling Basin; and

·        noise barriers structures along the eastern edges of IECL and Slip Road J.

·        a semi-enclosure noise barrier on the IECL near the existing Whitfield Depot.

 

7.5.3    At grade and elevated structures are concentrated in Central and extensively in Causeway Bay with the noise barriers while a major length of the Project is in tunnel at Wan Chai.

 

Construction Phase Impacts

 

7.5.4    The most significant elements of the Project which will give rise to potential construction stage impacts which include:

 

·        presence of construction machinery;

·        presence of temporary site facilities;

·        utility connections and construction of road works;

·        construction of elevated road structures;

·        installation of noise barriers on the IECL;

·        construction of administration and ventilation buildings;

·        construction traffic on site;

·        night lighting;

 

Landscape Impacts in Construction Phase – Without Mitigation Measures

 

7.5.5    Landscape impacts without mitigation are summarised in Table 7.3, and an outline of the relevant significance is described below:

 

Topography (LR1)

7.5.6    Impact on topography is negligible as the natural coastline adjoining Hong Kong Yacht Club will be retained.

 

Vegetation (LR4)

7.5.7       Impacts on vegetation will result from clearance of the site in order to construct the infrastructure and associated works.  A tree survey report has been submitted for review in October 2000.  In the finalised report April 2001, total of 554 nos. of trees have been surveyed within the Project site boundary of which 61 nos. of trees are proposed to be felled, 132 nos. of trees to be retained, and 361 nos. of trees to be transplanted.  Final approval has to be sought from LCSD.  Approximately 24,500m2 of amenity area including hard landscaped promenade areas are in conflict with the proposed trunk road project.  Approximately 23,500m2 is directly affected and will require to be removed.

 

Existing Topsoil (LR3)

7.5.8       Removal of vegetation will also lead to the stripping of topsoil. 

 

Landscape Character Areas

7.5.9       There will be substantial negative impacts affecting the distinct landscape character areas during the construction phase, principally through the intrusion of the works adjacent to their sties.

 

Construction Phase Impacts on the Character of Key Views – Without Mitigation Measures

 

7.5.10    In general, during the construction phase, impacts to distant views will result from the loss of vegetation on the site as well as the presence of construction machinery and partly completed buildings.  Although construction works are a common sight in Hong Kong, the visual prominence of the site, as well as a lengthy construction period will tend to accentuate impacts.  Key views from the Hung Hom, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai waterfronts and from Causeway Bay and Tin Hau will be the most affected.

 

Construction Phase Impacts on Visual Sensitive Receivers – Without Mitigation Measures

 

7.5.11  Impacts on VSR’s in Construction Phase will be similarly affected through the extent of work due to the visual prominence of the site.  Elevated views from hotels and commercial blocks along the Hong Kong Island waterfront will incur the most significant impact.  The extent of which is indicated in Table 8.4.

 

Operational Phase Impacts

 

7.5.12  The most significant elements of the Project which will give rise to potential operational phase impacts which include:

 

·        noise barriers and noise enclosures on the IEC link.  Preliminary designs range from 4.0 – 7.0 metres in height extending along substantial lengths of roadway. (refer to Figure 7.3.3 for layout of noise barriers and enclosures)

 

-    4m high vertical barrier (140m in length)

-        5.5m high vertical barrier (139m in length)

-        5.5m high vertical barrier with 2m cantilevered length at 45 degree (81m and 259m in length)

-        7m high vertical barrier (323m in length)

-        semi-enclosure noise barrier (107m in length eastbound; 57m in length westbound)           

·        Ancillary Buildings including Ventilation Buildings (East, West and Central), Administration Buildings, Tunnel Portals, Satellite Control Buildings, and Tunnel Surveillance Kiosks.

 

·        Extensive open space areas beneath elevated road structure.

 

·        Separation of the waterfront from the existing urban framework due to the at-grade roads.

 

·        Elevated road structures.

 

Landscape Impacts on Landscape Resources in Operational Phase – Without Mitigation Measures

 

Topography (LR1)

7.5.13  There will be no impact on topography as the natural coastline at Hong Kong Yacht Club will be retained.

 

Vegetation (LR4)

7.5.14    Before reinstatement of roadside amenity planting, significance of impact on vegetation during the operational phase will be reduced to slight/moderate from moderate in the construction phase..

 

Landscape Impacts on Distinct Landscape Character Areas in Operational Phase – Without Mitigation Measures

 

7.5.15    Most of the distinct landscape character areas is predicted to be restored when the planned developments are implemented within CRIII and WDII.  Significant impact will be felt by the RHKYC, Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, the future waterfront open space, related commercial and leisure uses area within WDII due to the dominance of the elevated IECL and its associated noise abatements detracting substantially their recreational character.  The extent of potential impacts during the operational phase will be dependent on the treatment of the proposed major built elements such as the West, Central and East Ventilation Buildings, Tunnel Portals, extension to Rumsey Street Flyover and the extensive noise barrier systems to ensure they are appropriately designed and integrated within their site context. 

 

Visual Impacts in Operational Phase – Without Mitigation Measures

 

7.5.16  Due to a major length of the CWB will be in tunnel in the operation phase, the visual impact for those VSR’s in Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui will be significantly reduced.  The most significant source of visual impact will be from the elevated structures in the IECL and the associated noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.  The flyover spanning through the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter waterfront will be a visual hindrance to the proposed waterfront development and therefore will require a sensitive open space design incorporating spaces beneath elevated structures and the engineered structures.  Most of the VSR’s in Causeway Bay and Tin Hau will have adverse impact rating from moderate/significant to significant.  The remaining source of visual impacts include the three ventilation buildings, namely the West, Central and East/Administration Ventilation Buildings to be located within open space areas adjacent to roadways.    Refer to Table 7.4 for a summary of visual impacts assessment.  The architectural approach should therefore ensure that the most efficient arrangement of the given M&E and Environmental requirements has been adopted, and to give the buildings a strong architectural form in order that the buildings might add to the surrounding areas. 

 

 

 


IDENTITY NO.:

LANDSCAPE RECEIVER

SOURCE OF LANDSCAPE IMPACT

 

SENSITIVITY/  VALUE  OF RESOURCE & LANDSCAPE CHARACTER

MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE TO LANDSCAPE (Construction)

LANDSCAPE  IMPACT DURING  CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT MITIGATION MEASURES (Adverse Impact)

 

MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE TO LANDSCAPE  (Operation)

LANDSCAPE IMPACT DURING OPERATION Day 1 WITHOUT MITIGATION MEASURES (Adverse Impact)

MITIGATION MEASURES

RESIDUAL IMPACT at Year 10 of Operation Phase WITH MITIGAT-ION MEASURES (Adverse impact)

LANDSCAPE RESOURCES (LR’s)

LR1

Topography – natural coastline at Kellet Island

None

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None  required.

Negligible

LR2

Geology (Solid and Drift)

Construction of  road structures and slip roads at Causeway Bay waterfront area on existing land;

Possible land contamination

Low

Moderate

Slight/  moderate

Low

Slight

Mitigation measures under construction waste management and disposal.

Negligible

LR3

Existing Topsoil

Loss of existing topsoil at existing amenity areas.

Low

Low

Slight

None

Negligible

Approved soil-mix will be provided.

Negligible

LR4

Vegetation

Loss of existing roadside and amenity planting.

A total of 554 no. of trees have been surveyed within the Project site boundary of which 61 no. of trees are proposed to be felled, 132 no. to be retained, 361 no. to be transplanted.  Approval for felling and transplanting is required from LCSD.

Medium

Moderate

 

Moderate

Low

Slight/ moderate

Soil mounding, reinstatement of roadside and amenity planting, with appropriate soft landscape treatment within boundary of ancillary service buildings to establish a green screen effect.  Advance planning and programme of transplanting of existing trees to early completion areas or unaffected site areas.  Protection of existing vegetation.

Negligible

LR5

Natural Drainage

None

Low

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LR7

Victoria Harbour

Direct impact is from reclamation works under CRIII and WDII.

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None under this contact

Negligible

LR8

Victoria Park

Road construction in close proximity to the northern boundary of the Park

 

 

 

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

Roadside screen planting and protective fencing for trees in close proximity to construction works

Negligible

LR9

Wan Chai Sports Ground

None

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

LR10

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Noon Day Gun

Direct impact is from reclamation works under CRIII and WDII

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

Mitigation through quality design of waterfront promenade under WDII and potential relocation of Noon Day Gun due to land requirements of the Project.

Negligible

LR11

Significant Buildings

Relocation of Star Ferry Terminal due to reclamation works under CRIII and WDII. 

Low

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None under this contract. .

Negligible

LANDSCAPE CHARACTER – DISTINCT LANDSCAPE AREAS (DLA’s)

DLA1

Hong Kong Station / Outlying Ferry Piers

Construction of tunnel portal at grade roads, Ancillary Buildings and Construction of Road Tunnel Section.

Medium

Moderate

Moderate

Low

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting and quality design of ancillary buildings, tunnel portal and wing walls.

Slight

DLA2

General Post Office and Star Ferry Pier

Construction of tunnel portal at grade roads, Ancillary Buildings and Construction of Road Tunnel Section.  Star Ferry Pier will be relocated due to reclamation works, under CRIII.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA3

City Hall and Queens Pier

Construction of tunnel portal at grade roads, Ancillary Buildings and Construction of Road Tunnel Section.  Queens Pier will be relocated due to reclamation works, under CRIII.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA4

Open Space North of Lung Wui Road

Trunk Road in Tunnel

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA5

Serviceman’s Guides Association

Trunk Road in Tunnel

 

 

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA6

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA)

Trunk Road in Tunnel and ground level Slip Roads

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA7

Fenwick Pier Open Space

Will be demolished under WDII.

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA8

Podium terrace adjoining Grand Hyatt Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel and ground level Slip Roads

 

 

 

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA9

The Hong Kong Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre / Grand Hyatt / Renaissance Harbour View Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel and ground level Slip Roads

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA10

Expo Drive (East and West) and Convention Avenue

Construction of Tunnel Portal and Ground Level Slip Roads.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

Reinstatement of roadside and amenity planting at Expo Drive West; appropriate finishes to tunnel portal and wing walls.

Negligible

DLA11

Wan Chai Ferry Pier and Wan Chai Public Transport Interchange

Trunk Road in Tunnel.  Wan Chai Ferry Pier will be relocated under WDII.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA12

Wan Chai Harbour Road Indoor Games Hall

Trunk Road in Tunnel.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA13

Wan Chai Sports Ground

Trunk Road in Tunnel.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA14

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

Trunk Road in Tunnel and Ancillary Building.

High

Low

Moderate

None

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

DLA15

Cargo Handling Basin

Will be relocated due to reclamation works.

Low

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None required

Negligible

DLA16

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC)

Construction of tunnel portal, ancillary building, and elevated roads.  The proposed road is in direct conflict with the Yacht Club’s external recreation and swimming pool area.

High

High

Significant

High

Significant

None under this contract

Significant

DLA17

Police Officers Club

Construction of tunnel portal, Ancillary Building, elevated roads and Ground Level Slip Roads.

High

High

Significant

Moderate

Moderate / significant

Screen tree planting adjacent to the POC carpark boundary.

Moderate

DLA18

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

Construction of elevated roads, and noise mitigation system.

High

High

Significant

High

Significant

Provision of quality design noise barriers and planting under road structures with use of suitable shade tolerant plant material; architectural finishes to abutment walls.

Significant

DLA19

The Noon Day Gun

Construction of elevated roads and Ground Level Slip Roads.

 

 

Medium

Moderate

Moderate

Low

Slight/Moderate

Potential relocation due to land requirements of the Project.

Negligible

DLA20

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Promenade

Reclamation works under WDII.  Construction of elevated roads and Ground Level Slip Roads.

High

High

Significant

Moderate

Moderate / Significant

Provision of quality design noise barriers and planting under road structure with use of suitable shade tolerant plant material; architectural finishes to abutment walls.

 

Moderate

DLA21

Play Ground between Petrol Station and Victoria Park

Construction of elevated roads and Ground Level Slip Roads.

Medium

High

Moderate/Significant

Low

Slight/ moderate

Propose to plant screen tree planting within perimeter of the playground.

Slight/

Moderate

DLA22

Victoria Park and Victoria Park Road

Construction of Ground Level Slip Roads on northern boundary of Park.

High

Moderate

Moderate/Significant

Low

Moderate

Roadside screen planting and protective fencing for trees in close proximity to construction works.

Moderate

DLA23

Future waterfront open space within WDII

Elevated structures crossing WDII open space at the existing Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.

High

None

Negligible

High

Significant

Amenity screen planting and feature wall to reduce scale of elevated structures.

Moderate/Significant

DLA24

Future waterfront related commercial and leisure uses area within WDII

Elevated structures crossing WDII at the existing Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

High

None

Negligible

High

Significant

Amenity screen planting and feature wall to reduce scale of elevated structures.

Moderate

DLA25

Future Civic Square/Central

 Government Complex at Tarmar Basin

None identified since trunk road will be in tunnel at the Tamar site.

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

DLA26

Future waterfront open space deck over depressed road within CRIII

None identified since trunk road will be in tunnel within CRIII.

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

DLA27

Future piers and waterfront related commercial and leisure uses within CRIII

None identified since trunk road will be in tunnel within CRIII.

High

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

DLA28

Hing Fat Street/Tung Lo Wan Fire Station/Whitfield Road Rest Garden

Construction of IECL and ground level slip road.

Low

Low

Slight

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

DLA29

Sea View Estate

Construction of IECL.

Low

Low

Slight

None

Negligible

None required.

Negligible


IDENTITY NO:

KEY VISUAL SENSITIVE RECEIVER

POTENTIAL SOURCE OF VISUAL IMPACT

 

TYPE OF RECEIVER
(Sensitivity rating)

DIST. TO SITE(M)

Magnitude of change to view (Construction)

MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE TO VIEW

(Operation)

VISUAL IMPACT DURING CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT MITIGATION MEASURES (Adverse Impact)

VISUAL IMPACT DURING OPERATION–Day 1 WITHOUT MITIGATION MEASURES (Adverse Impact)

MITIGATION MEASURES

RESIDUAL IMPACT WITH MITIGAT-ION MEASURES (YEAR 10)

(Adverse Impact)

VSR1

Shun Tak Centre

Construction activities, at grade slip roads, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building & tunnel portal

RES/OCC
(High/low)

100m

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting, soil mounding at grade, quality design of building and portal.

Significant

VSR2

Macau Ferry Terminal

Construction activities, at grade slip roads, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building & tunnel portal

TRA (low)

200m

Moderate

Low

Slight/Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting, soil mounding at grade, quality design of building and portal

Negligible

VSR3

Harbour Building

Construction activities, at grade slip roads, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building & tunnel portal

OCC (low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting, soil mounding at grade, quality design of building and portal

Moderate

VSR4

The Center

Construction activities, at grade slip roads, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building & tunnel portal

OCC (low)

200m

Moderate

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting, soil mounding at grade, quality design of building and portal

Slight/ Moderate

VSR5

Hang Seng Bank New Headquarters Building

Construction activities, at grade slip roads, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building & tunnel portal

OCC (low)

150m

Moderate

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade, quality design of building and portal

Slight/ Moderate

VSR6

International Finance Centre

Construction activities, At grade slip road, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building, tunnel portal

RES/OCC (High/low)

100m

High

Moderate

Significant

Moderate/significant

Mass screen planting at grade, quality design of building and portal

Moderate

VSR7

Exchange Square

Construction activities, At grade slip road, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building, tunnel portal

OCC (low)

250m

High

Moderate

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade, quality design of building and porrtal

Slight/ Moderate

VSR8

Airport Railway Hong Kong Station Northern Site Development (under construction)

Construction activities, At grade slip road, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building, tunnel portal

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/ Significant

Mass screen planting, soil mounding at grade, quality design of building and portal.

Moderate/ Significant

VSR9

Piers 1-7

Construction activities, At grade trunk road, Rumsey Street Flyover Extension, West Ventilation Building, tunnel portal

TRA (low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting, soil mounding at grade, quality design of building and portal.

Moderate

VSR10

General Post Office

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (low)

Adjacent

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR11

Jardine’s House

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (low)

Adjacent

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR12

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC (Medium)

450m

High

None

Moderate/

Significant

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR13

City Hall Building

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC/ OCC
(Medium/Low)

 

250m

High

None

Moderate/

Significant

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR14

The Hong Kong Club Building

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

250m

High

None

Moderate/

Significant

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR15

The Ritz Carlton

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC  (Medium)

250m

High

None

Moderate/

Significant

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR16

The Furama

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC (Medium)

250m

High

None

Moderate/

Significant

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR17

Bank of China Building

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

500m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR18

Cheung Kong Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

500m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR19

HK Shanghai Banking Corporation

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

500m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR20

Hutchinson House

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

250m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR21

Bank of America Tower

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

250m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR22

The Prince of Wales Building

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

110m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR23

Tamar Site (planned as a civic square and government headquarters)

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

100m

High

None

Moderate/

Significant

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR24

Far East Finance Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

300m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR25

Admiralty Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

400m

Moderate

None

Slight/Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR26

Citic Tower

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

150m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR27

The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ground Level Slip Road and Central Ventilation Building

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

100m

High

Moderate

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of building

Slight/ Moderate

VSR28

Serviceman’s Guide Association

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ground Level Slip Road and Central Ventilation Building

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

70m

High

Moderate

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate

Quality design of building.

Slight/ Moderate

VSR29

Marriott Hotel

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

REC (Medium)

500m

High

Low

Moderate/

Significant

Slight/Moderate

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR30

Harcourt House

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel and Ground Level Slip Road

 

 

OCC (Low)

200m

High

Low

Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting at grade

Negligible

VSR31

HK Art Centre, Telecom House, YMCA

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel and Ground Level Slip Road

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

200m

High

Low

Moderate/Significant

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade

Slight

VSR32

Shui On Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel and Ground Level Slip Road

OCC (Low)

200m

High

Low

Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting at grade

Negligible

VSR33

Wanchai Tower, Immigration Tower, Revenue Tower

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel

OCC (Low)

200m

High

None

Moderate

Negligible

None under this contract

Negligible

VSR34

Central Plaza

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings, Elevated Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

220m

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting  at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR35

HK Convention & Exhibition Centre Extension

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC/OCC
(Medium/Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and  noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR36

HKC&EC / Grand Hyatt / Renaissance Harbour View

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR37

Great Eagle Centre

Construction activities Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road and noise barriers.

OCC (Low)

100m

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Slight/ Moderate

VSR38

Harbour Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road and noise barriers.

OCC (Low)

100m

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Slight/ Moderate

VSR39

China Resources Building / Causeway Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES/OCC (High/Low)

150m

High

Moderate

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR40

Sun Hung Kai Centre

Construction activities, Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

170m

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR41

Wan Chai Sports Ground

None since the sports ground is visually contained

REC (Medium)

Adjacent

None

None

Negligible

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

VSR42

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR43

Interchange Open Space / Rest Garden

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, and noise barriers.

REC (Medium)

100m

High

Low

Moderate/

Significant

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Slight

VSR44

Gloucester Rd 160-233

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES/OCC (High/

Medium)

250m

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR45

Elizabeth House

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES/OCC (High/

Medium)

250m

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR46

Sino Plaza

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

200m

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR47

Top Glory Tower, Hoi Kung Court, Hoi To Court, Hoi Deen Court

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES (High)

Adjacent

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR48

World Trade Centre

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR49

Excelsior Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR50

Hennessy Centre

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

250m

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

 

Moderate

VSR51

Riviera Mansion, Prospect Mansion, Miami Mansion, Highland Mansion, Marco Polo Mansion, Victoria Park Mansion, Chesterfield Mansion

 

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES (High)

70m

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR52

Park Lane Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

250m

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR53

Victoria Park

Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and Slip Roads at grade.

REC (Medium)

Adjacent

High

Moderate

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate

Mass screen planting at northern boundary of Victoria Park.

Moderate

VSR54

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC/OCC (Medium/Low)

Inside

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade (proposed under WDII) and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR55

Police Officers Club

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated

Structures, at Grade Road, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC/OCC (Medium/Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Screen planting at grade adjacent to POC carpark and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR56

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Promenade

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers and Semi Enclosure Noise Barrier

REC/OCC (Medium/Low)

Inside

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of noise barrier system; proposed design of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and waterfront open space (by WDII) to integrate the engineered structures.

Moderate/ Significant

VSR57

Whitfield Depot

Elevated Road Structures, Noise Barriers and Semi Enclosure Noise Barrier

OCC (Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Quality design of noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR58

Citicorp Centre

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers and Semi Enclosure Noise Barrier

OCC (Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR59

Belle House

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

Adjacent

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR60

Chung Shum Industrial & Commercial Building

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

OCC (Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR61

Gordon House

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

 

 

RES (High)

Adjacent

High

High

Significant

Significant

 

 

 

 

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR62

Mayson Garden Building

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

Adjacent

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR63

Victoria Court

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

Adjacent

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR64

Viking Garden

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

 

RES (High)

100

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR65

Triumph Court

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

120

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR66

Park Towers

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

250

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR67

King’s Road 2-14

Administration and East Ventilation Building, Elevated

Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

300

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR68

Tung Lo Wan Road 90-180, Dragon Road 1-13

Elevated Structures , At Grade Slip Road , Noise Barriers

RES (High)

500

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass Screen Planting at grade and quality design of noise barriers

Moderate

VSR69

Wanchai North Road Network

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings, Elevated Road Structures, Slip Roads at Grade and noise barriers.

TRA (Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR70

Gloucester Road

Elevated Road Structures, at grade slip roads, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier

TRA (Low)

200

High

Moderate

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of  noise barrier system

Slight/ Moderate

VSR71

Island Eastern Corridor

Administration/East Ventilation, Elevated Road Structures, Slip Roads at Grade, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

 

 

TRA (Low)

Inside

High

High

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate

VSR72

Harbour Heights

Administration/East Ventilation, Elevated Road Structures, Slip Roads at Grade, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES (High)

Adjacent

High

High

Significant

Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Significant

VSR73

Fortress Hill

Elevated Road Structures and noise barriers

RES (High)

300

High

Low

Significant

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of noise barrier system

Slight

VSR74

Braemar Hill

Elevated Road Structures and nosie barriers

RES (High)

1000

Low

Low

Moderate

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of noise barrier system

Slight

VSR75

Tai Hang Road

Elevated Road Structures and noise barriers

RES (High)

1700

Low

None

Moderate

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

VSR76

Upper Broadwood Road

Elevated Road Structures and noise barriers

RES (High)

1700

Low

None

Moderate

Negligible

None required.

Negligible

VSR77

Boat Traffic

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation, Central Ventilation and West Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier

REC/TRA (Medium/Low)

Adjacent

High

High

Moderate/

Significant

Moderate/Significant

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Moderate/ Significant

VSR78

Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation, Central Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1300

High

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Slight

VSR79

Ocean Terminal

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures

REC/OCC (Medium/Low)

1300

High

Low

Moderate/

Significant

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Slight

VSR80

Star House

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Central Ventilation.

OCC (Low)

1300

High

Low

Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system

Negligible

VSR81

Peninsula Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures and noise barriers.

REC (Medium)

1300

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR82

Sheraton Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1300

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR83

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1300

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR84

Regent Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

 

REC (Medium)

1300

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR85

New World Centre and Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (West Ventilation, Central Ventilation, Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1300

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR86

Wing On Plaza

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

1500

Moderate

Low

Slight/Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR87

Shangri-La Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1500

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR88

Tsim Sha Tsui Centre

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

1500

Moderate

Low

Slight/Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR89

Empire Centre

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

OCC (Low)

1500

Moderate

Low

Slight/Moderate

Slight

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR90

Grand Standford Harbour View Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1500

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system; waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR91

Nikko Hotel

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

REC (Medium)

1500

Moderate

Low

Moderate

Slight/Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and quality design of buildings and noise barrier system: waterfront promenade design under WDII

Slight

VSR92

Hung Hom Bay Reclamation

Trunk Road in Tunnel, Ancillary Buildings (Administration/East Ventilation), Elevated Road Structures, noise barriers and semi-enclosure noise barrier.

RES/OCC

(High/

Medium)

1500

Moderate

Low

Moderate/ Significant

Moderate

Mass screen planting at grade and waterfront promenade design under WDII quality design of buildings and noise barrier system;