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Information on Private Columbaria

Covering Note

Preamble

The Private Columbaria Ordinance (“the Ordinance”) which regulates the operation of private columbaria through a licensing scheme, has come into effect on 30 June 2017 upon gazettal.  For details of the Ordinance, please visit the website of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (www.fehd.gov.hk/rpc). 

This webpage provides information to the public relating to land/lease and town planning information on the private columbaria made known to the Lands Department and/or Planning Department (“the Information”).  However, the Information does not serve to provide licensing requirements nor is it a list of private columbaria fulfilling licensing requirements under the Ordinance.  The Information is for general reference only.

Important Remarks

(a) compliant with user restrictions in the land leases as detailed in the Land/Lease Information in Column 6 of Part A;
(b) compliant with statutory town planning requirements as detailed in Column 5 of Part A; and
(c) not illegally occupying Government land.

Part A: Private columbaria compliant with the user restrictions in the land leases and the statutory town planning requirements and are not illegally occupying Government land

Part A sets out the private columbaria compliant with the user restrictions in the land leases and the statutory town planning requirements and are not illegally occupying Government land. 
 
In terms of land lease aspects, the columbaria in Part A are those the land use of which does not contravene the user restrictions in the land leases as detailed therein and they have not occupied government land illegally.

In terms of statutory town planning requirements, the columbaria in Part A should be –

(a) an always permitted use under the relevant statutory plan; or
(b) covered by a relevant planning permission granted by the TPB; or
(c) confirmed to be an existing use (i.e. a use which existed before the gazettal of the first Interim Development Permission Areas (DPA) Plan, DPA Plan or Outline Zoning Plan covering the area, whichever is applicable and has continued since it came into existence).

Part B:  Other private columbaria made known to the Lands Department and/or Planning Department that do not fall under Part A

Part B sets out the private columbaria which are:-

(a) made known to the Lands Department and/or Planning Department, which departments have reasons to believe that they are operating as private columbaria; and
(b) either-

(i) pending checking for compliance with the relevant requirements for inclusion in Part A; or
(ii) have been confirmed not compliant with the user restrictions in the land leases and/or statutory town planning requirements and/or are illegally occupying Government land.

Disclaimer

The Information is for general reference only.  No statement, representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by the Government as to its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for use in any particular circumstances.  The Government shall not be responsible for any errors in, omissions from, or misstatements or misrepresentations concerning (whether express or implied) any part of the Information, and shall not be held liable or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage whatsoever (including, without limitation, consequential loss or damage) arising from or in respect of any use, inability to use, misuse of or reliance on the Information.

The Government reserves the right to revise, omit, suspend or edit the Information at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice.  Users are responsible for making their own assessment of the Information.   

The Government does not warrant that all or any private columbaria within the territory shall be included in the Information.

The Chinese version of the Disclaimer is the translation of the English version.

By visiting this website, you agree to accept unconditionally the terms of this Disclaimer, which may be revised and/or amended from time to time by the Government without prior notice to users.  Please check this Disclaimer regularly for any revisions and/or amendments which may be made from time to time.
 

Development Bureau
June 2017