Land Restructuring and Enforcement
120. The New Agriculture Policy announced last year is
making good progress. The engineering feasibility study of the
Agricultural Park will be completed soon. The $500 million
Sustainable Agricultural Development Fund started accepting
applications from the end of last year. A study on Agricultural
Priority Areas will commence later this year to identify relatively
large areas of quality agricultural land and formulate policies
and measures to promote the rehabilitation of fallow agricultural
land and improve the rural environment.
121. The aim of re-organising the land use of brownfield sites
and releasing such sites for development is to optimise their use,
improve the rural environment and provide suitable land for
relevant industries. The priority is to develop areas concentrated
with brownfield sites through comprehensive planning by way of
large-scale new town development approach. The developments
in Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long South and Kwu Tung North/
Fanling North NDAs currently underway cover about 340
hectares of brownfield sites. Moreover, the Planning Department
will conduct a survey on the distribution and use of all
brownfield sites in Hong Kong this year.
122. Many brownfield operations related to such industries as
logistics, port back-up, recycling, vehicle maintenance, as well as
construction, are performing social functions. Taking Hung Shui
Kiu NDA as a pilot case, the Government is now exploring the
consolidation of brownfield operations into multi-storey
industrial buildings or through other efficient means of land use,
so as to release the brownfield sites for development.
123. Meanwhile, the Government will continue to take
stringent enforcement actions against illegal land uses, including
unauthorised development under the Town Planning Ordinance
and illegal occupation of government land, in the rural New
Territories (including brownfield sites).