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保衛東涌河谷 Protect the Tung Chung River Valley

2015/10/21 — 12:36

In response to appeals by concern groups, the Government has published a Development Permission Area Plan (DPA) for the Tung Chung River Valley. This is good news. The Town Planning Board is now seeking public comments on the plan. We urge you to express support.Click here for our petition. Please sign before 22 October 2015 (Thursday) 11:59pm.

Support the Tung Chung Valley Development Permission Area Plan

Over the past decades we have observed a proliferation of incompatible developments and vandalism in the Tung Chung River Valley. And the speed with which ecology is lost is increasing. 4.8% of the land was degraded in 2007. In 2015 approximately 13% of the land has been filled with waste and covered with unauthorized structures.

The Tung Chung River is one of the few remaining major streams in Hong Kong. With the continuity of the river system from the mountain to the estuary, diverse types of habitats and many ecologically important animal and plant species are found in the area.

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The DPA will introduce statutory land use control in the Tung Chung River Valley and give the Planning Department enforcement powers. This will help protect the rich and diverse ecology against further incompatible developments, environmental vandalism and degradation.

Extend the DPA to include Tin Sam and Wong Lung Hang

The DPA can be improved by including Tin Sam and Wong Lung Hang. They are now left out and risk to become enclaves of private land without effective land use control.

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Tung Chung Nature River Park Proposal

Finally, we urge Government to support the proposal to create a Tung Chung River Valley Parkand resume the private land lots around the river. Simply zoning land for conservation uses is not enough. The landowners should be compensated and the land should be managed by Government as a River Nature Park. The park will provide a high quality nature experience for residents and improve flood control.

Click here for more information about Tung Chung River Nature Park.

 

好消息!政府響應數個關注團體早前的呼籲,刊載東涌谷發展審批地區草圖(簡稱草圖)。城規會現正諮詢公眾意見。我們希望得到你的支持。聯署信按此請於 2015 年 10 月 22 日(星期四)晚上 11:59 前遞交)

請支持東涌谷發展審批地區草圖編號 DPA/I-TCV/1

過去十年,我們在東涌河谷一直發現不適當的人為發展和破壞,生態環境隨之而受損。受破壞的土地由 2007 年的 4.8% 上升至 2015 年的 13 % 。

東涌河是香港少有的天然主流。整段河流由高山至河口都十分連貫,多樣化的生境,孕育了許多極具生態價值的動物和植物品種。

東涌谷發展審批地區草圖能夠限制東涌河谷的土地使用,並賦予規劃署執法權力。有助保護該區豐富和多樣的生態,以對抗不適當的發展、環境破壞和損耗。

我們現邀請你加入聯署,一起保護東涌,保護大嶼山。我們要求:

一、擴大草圖,以涵蓋田心和黃龍坑

草圖應擴大至涵蓋田心和黃龍坑。這兩個地區現時沒有包含在草圖之內。若這兩個地區繼續作為「不包括土地」內的私人土地,便會缺乏有效的土地使用管制。

二、接納東涌河自然河流公園建議方案

最後,我們促請政府支持設立東涌河河流自然公園方案,並考慮收購沿東涌河流的私人土地。我們認為,只將土地劃作保育用地並不足夠。土地業權人應獲得保償,而政府應收回土地作河流自然公園。河流自然公園既能為居民帶來高質素的體驗,亦能加強防洪功能。

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