Land resumption for urban renewal project in Ma Tau Kok gazetted

The Lands Department today (June 15) announced the resumption of land for the implementation of an urban renewal development project at San Shan Road/Pau Chung Street in Ma Tau Kok.

The development project was included in the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)'s Business Plan for 2009-10. Its implementation will help improve the general environment of the locality and the living conditions of the residents.

A total of 83 private property interests at the site bounded by San Shan Road and Pau Chung Street will be resumed under the Lands Resumption Ordinance. The affected interests will revert to the Government three months from the date when the resumption notice is affixed on-site. Details of the private land affected were gazetted today.

Apart from their entitlement to statutory compensation, eligible owners of domestic properties will be offered an ex-gratia home purchase allowance or supplementary allowance as appropriate. Eligible domestic occupiers will be offered rehousing in Hong Kong Housing Authority or Hong Kong Housing Society units, or an ex-gratia cash allowance.

Eligible commercial property occupiers, including owners and tenants, may choose an ex-gratia allowance in lieu of the right to make statutory claims for business and related losses.

Affected owners and tenants of both domestic and commercial properties will also have the right to make statutory claims under the Lands Resumption Ordinance. If the claims are not settled by agreement, the owners and tenants may apply to the Lands Tribunal for adjudication. Professional fees reasonably incurred for making such claims may be reimbursed by the Government.

Upon resumption and clearance, the site, with an area of about 1,170 square metres, will be redeveloped as a residential development with retail uses on the lower floors and a basement car park in accordance with the statutory plan prepared under the Town Planning Ordinance.


Ends/Friday, June 15, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:30