Case 2 - Tseung Kwan O New Town Feasibility Study of Opportunities for Further Development 1989
Key Environmental Outcomes or Influences
||Land use plans that accommodate 400,000 people and meet the environmental planning standards and guidelines.
||Only clean fuel allowed to protect air quality.
||Industrial areas are sited away from the major residential area.
||Proper design of urban form to avoid local air quality problems.
||Proper urban form design to avoid adverse traffic and railway noise impact.
Breezway allowed in the Tseung Kwan O New Town Planning to improve air quality
Type of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Environmental assessment of development plans.
Nature and Scope of the Proposal
A feasibility study of Tseung Kwan O New Town to accommodate a total population of 400,000 in conjunction with a 70 ha Industrial Estate.
Basis of SEA Requirement
The Government directive in 1988 requiring plans to be subject to environmental assessment.
Relationship with Decision Making
The findings of the SEA form the basis of formulating the new town development.
Alternatives or Options Assessed
Alternative options were compared.
Methods and Techniques
Environmental appraisal criteria incorporated in land use options generation. Aerial emission, landfill gas, water quality and noise modellings were carried out.
The new town is being implemented in stages according to the study findings.