Case 3 - North Lantau Development Plan 1992
Key Environmental Outcomes or Influences s
||Preservation of a natural sea channel to protect natural coastline.
||Noise sensitive receivers located outside the NEF 25 contour.
||A combination of setbacks, noise barriers and development controls to protect sensitive receivers against traffic and railway noise
||Land use plans that meet environmental planning standards and guidelines
Simulation of the New Town
Type of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Environmental assessment of development plans.
Nature and Scope of the Proposal
Two new towns, with a total population of 250,000 over an area of 750 ha and the new Chek Lap Kok airport site of 1,000 hectares.
Natural Sea Channel Preserved
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 decisions on the land use plan.
Alternatives or Options Assessed
Four concept plans were evaluated and ranked.
Methods and Techniques
Environmental appraisal criteria incorporated in land use options generation. Water quality, aerial and noise modellings were conducted.
Various parts of the New Town are in different stages of development.