• WE PETITION
  • Mr Paul Chan, Secretary for Development
    Mr Thomas Chow, Permanent Secretary for Development, Chairman of TPB
  • TO
  • Object to plans to develop and destroy Hoi Ha

Take a walk with us in and around Hoi Ha Marine Park SSSI and learn about the threats to the the landscape and ecology of this area of outstanding natural beauty and high ecological value. Woodland, streams, marshland and marine park are all under threat

Launched: 04 October 2013
WHY

Hoi Ha is one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful seaside villages, surrounded by Country Park hillside and fronted by Hoi Ha Marine Park, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with 64 species of coral. The area is rich in species of Conservation Interest not just in the sea but also on land, along the Hoi Ha stream, in the woodland, on the abandoned agricultural land and in the marshes.

Hoi Ha has no public sewage system and so all of the houses will need septic tanks, effluent from which will percolate through the soil into the Hoi Ha Stream and into the Marine Park.



Hopes have been dashed that the Town Planning Board would zone this environmentally-sensitive area in order to give priority to the landscape and to the environment. Instead, the TPB has come out on the side of development with proposals to triple the size of the village in a large V-zone with room for up to 100 houses and an adjacent zone of Green Belt, which is already being considered as a reservoir of future building land. These areas, which together comprise about 50% of the Development Permission Area, are on a mixture of mature woodland and on farmland which was abandoned more than 40 years ago and has reverted to shrubland habitat.

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WHAT WE WANT (PETITION LETTER)

With reference to the Draft of the Outline Zoning Plan of Hoi Ha which is presently being considered by the Town Planning Board, the undersigned PETITION the Hong Kong Government’s Town Planning Board:

1. To protect properly this area of outstanding natural beauty and high ecological value by zoning for conservation and not for development.

2. To consider their responsibilities under the Convention on Biodiversity, in particular Article 8 (e), which states that the Government has a responsibility to “Promote environmentally sound and sustainable development in areas adjacent to protected areas with a view to furthering protection of these areas.”

3. To be mindful of the Law in their zoning, respect the 100 metre set-back distance between septic tanks and Hoi Ha Wan Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and impose a 30 metre set-back distance between septic tanks and streams. These measures are designed to prevent any development that would be in breach of the Law and/or cause pollution to Hoi Ha Wan.

4. To support the recommendations submitted to the Board by Non-Governmental Organisations, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) and Friends of Hoi Ha (FOHH) which detail the proper protection of the flora, fauna, landscape and hydrology of this area.

5. To re-designate the proposed Green Belt Area as Conservation Area.

6. To re-designate the proposed westward extension of the V-zone as Conservation Area.

7. To utilise an up-to-date map for planning purposes, that accurately shows the coastal erosion and the current boundaries of the beaches.

8. To increase the depth of the entire proposed Coastal Protection Area to a minimum buffer zone of 30 metres starting at the actual boundary of the Marine Park, not at an incorrect point on an inaccurate map.

9. To include the old walled village, a Site of Archaeological Interest, in the Coastal Protection Area, which would protect it from being bulldozed and redeveloped, and would allow it to be restored in the original style on the original footprint.

10. To move the Column 1 - “Always Allowed” - status of Agricultural Use in the definitions of Conservation Area and Coastal Protection Area into Column 2 – requiring the authorisation of the Town Planning Board. This is to prevent Agricultural activities being used as pretence to cover the trashing of areas prior to re-development.

11. To recommend to the Country and Marine Parks Authority that all of the Development Permission Area be subsumed into the Country and Marine Parks.

12. To recommend that all future Small House Applications be relocated to land outside the Hoi Ha enclave and outside Sai Kung Country Park, well away from environmentally sensitive areas of high landscape value.

UPDATES (16)
From the organizer on December 03, 2014:
城規會因丁屋發展而決定了海下灣海岸公園的命運

2011年10月14日,行政長官核准海下發展審批地區草圖,原意是為海下地區提供規劃指引,控制海下區的發展。草圖公佈距今三年,海下之友聯同多個環團,環境專家於上星期五11月21日於城規會作出申述。

三年來,海下之友全力保育海下河谷和海下灣海岸公園,避免海下因不公的丁屋發展而遭破壞。

我們曾經:

● 成功令政府按照水污染管制條例指南,發現環境保護署多年來在違法,附設於建屋申請的土壤滲透的測試自1993年起已被忽視。環保署現已知道,署方的政策容許化糞池建於具特殊科學價值地點的三十米外是非法的,法律清楚列明,化糞池與具特殊科學價值地點的距離必須是一百米。
● 成功縮小海下河谷的「鄉村用途區」面積
● 成功將丁屋發展地旁邊的「綠化地帶」規劃升級至「綠化地帶(1)」
● 成功保育位於風水林附近的一條年代久遠的石徑,風水林現時是「自然保育區」,古物古蹟辦事處將石徑列為「具考古研究價值的地點」
● 成功保留城規會打算取消的「自然保育區」地帶規劃

但是,以上的成功爭取並不足夠保護海下河谷和海岸公園。

發展局,環境局,漁護署,環保署,規劃署和城規會,因為丁屋而犧牲了海下,丁屋政策滿是謊言和貪污,也是屋宇條例管轄範圍以外,最破壞環境的房屋政策。

政府怎樣拒絕保育海下?

1. 他們沒有使用正是的地圖。
a. 政府的地圖沒有顯示「鄉村用途區」內的河道,我們需要聘請專業的製圖專家來繪製地圖,因為測繪處於2014年九月的地圖中刪去海下的河流,測繪處表示此舉為按照內部指引,於地圖上不展示私人土地上的河流,惟他們拒絕向我們交出相關指引以供參考。
b. 政府地圖沒有展現出海岸侵蝕的情況,以致老村的圍牆已不在原來的距離海岸線65 米,而是僅僅相距8.5 米。地圖上的土地,實則為長滿紅樹林的沙灘。漁護署拒絕與海下之友到海下實地視察,測繪處未能核實該處的植物實為紅樹林生長的沙地,而不是樹木長於泥土上。這個是保護海下的關鍵所在,假若漁護署能核實該處的植物,測繪處便能繪製出準確的地圖,城規會或能就那裡可起屋而作出不同的決定。證據如此關鍵,漁護署卻袖手旁觀,就如他們對待我們每一個保育訴求一樣,視而不見。我們並非盲目抗拒所有的發展,我們針對的只是破壞環境的發展。漁護署不支持環保的倡導,今次的災難正是漁護署拒絕將海下劃入西貢郊野公園範圍所引起。

1. 城規會未有在沙灘附近的舊村廢棄單層房屋加設規劃管制,城規會拒絕將他們劃入海岸保護區。這代表了,舊房屋可不受控制,隨時被推倒興建三層高的丁屋,建屋前甚至不需要做任何的土壤滲透的測試,新建的化糞池污水有可能流到8.5 米外的海岸公園。
2. 城規會受漁護署教唆,拒絕將「農業」放入「第二欄用途」,令農夫可以在海岸公園的5 米距離之近,使用對魚類有害的化學物,為海岸公園帶來大大的破壞。足以殺死魚類的劑量非常之少,約為一萬包薯片中含有一茶匙鹽,少到連漁護署也沒法量度。如果漁護署和城規會同意將農業放入「第二欄用途」,儘管未能停止農耕,但可以控制使用農藥去保諼海岸公園。漁護署拒絕倡導環保的農耕,你說有多奇怪?

然而,村民已將農地賣給發展商,所以任何的農耕都只是做樣而已。發展商只著眼於起屋。他們將會剷除海下河谷內一片有四十年歷史的樹林,抽乾一片由稻田演變成濕地,以農業之名破壞具有生態價值的山谷。發展商將會申請更改規劃,由「綠化地帶」降級為「鄉村用途區」。城規會亦鼓勵先破壞後發展的做法,他們在城規會開會前的文件中加插一句:「假若有真正的丁屋發展需要,可為擴大「鄉村用途區」提供彈性處理。

海下之友極為擔憂這個不祥的先兆,漁護署拒絕支持該地劃為「自然保育區」,並認為「綠化地帶」已足夠保護別具生態價值的河谷。我們要求城規會刪去帶有誤導成份的句子,以免發展商破壞完綠化地後可以改規劃做建屋用。我曾向委員詢問是否疏忽?若不是疏忽,城規會就是將綠化地視為後備建屋土地,並以「綠化地帶(1)」來打發環保專家要求將之劃為「自然保育區」的訴求。

即使有詳細的報告及多位環保專家的努力游說,城規會依然決定批准可以破壞海下河谷,一片富有生態價值的天然棲息地,以及破壞香港最重要的環境資源 - 海下灣海岸公園和具特殊科學價值地點。

海下是個實驗場,我們從政府沒法保護海下當中有甚麼得著?

我們學到,團結就是力量,27個環團團結一起,組成保衛郊野公園聯盟。我們分享知識和專門知識,提供大量確實的意見給城規會去保護海下。專業意見遭忽視的情況令人擔憂,不禁令人想問,誰人應為破壞式的發展負上全責?為甚麼兩個負責保育和保護環境的政府部門不去保敁生態豐富的郊外?是因為政府無能?屈服於鄉議局和原居民?還是政府最高層次的貪污?

我們清楚知道海下灣海岸公園面對的環境災難是由於政府容許少數人從破壞環境中圖利,儘管具特殊科學價值地點受到生物多樣性公約保護,公約亦列明地點旁邊的土地應受到恰當的保護。這無疑是個民主的問題,我們有一個為物業投機者和發展商利益運行的政府。這也是為何香港社會出現分化,為甚麼普羅大眾對政府不滿。貪婪和自身利益的考慮竟先行於香港的豐富的生物多樣性之上。

上星期,海下發現了一頭死去的豹貓,動物被車死的數目因為汽車在郊野公園行駛而大大增加,郊野公園內大型的房屋建設將破壞罕有及珍貴的生態土地,令香港的生態系統蒙受無法逆轉沖擊,發展郊野破壞環境是沒法回頭的,因絕種是永恆的。

我衷心感謝所有簽名支持聯署的朋友,我們贏了幾場仗,也輸去了一些,但戰役未曾停止。漁護署因未能保護六幅不包括土地分別位於海下、白腊、鎖羅盆、田夫仔、北潭凹及土瓜坪而受到司法覆核的挑戰。請問你們可以繼續支持我們嗎
From the organizer on December 03, 2014:
Dear All

Many thanks for your support. Unfortunately, the Government has decided to develop and destroy the Hoi Ha river valley and Hoi Ha Marine Park. Here is our English Press Release:

Press Release from FRIENDS OF HOI HA, 23 November, 2014
TOWN PLANNING BOARD SACRIFICES HOI HA MARINE PARK TO THE SMALL HOUSE POLICY

The Town Planning Board (TPB) met for the final time on Friday 21 November to finalise their plans for the zoning of 3 villages deep inside Country Parks: Hoi Ha, Pak Lap and So Lo Pun.

Despite detailed reports and strong presentations from environmental experts, the Board decided to allow zoning plans for the Hoi Ha river valley that will destroy ecologically-valuable habitat and may disastrously pollute one of Hong Kong’s most important environmental resources – Hoi Ha Marine Park and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The abandoned paddy fields in the Hoi Ha river valley have been reclaimed by nature and are now covered in a 40-year old woodland and in marshland, criss-crossed with streams. This land has been sold by the indigenous villagers to developers who have plans to completely cover the valley with houses. Even though it will be fraudulent for developers to enter into deals with so-called “indigenous villagers” (many of them living abroad with no intention of ever living in the village) to build dozens of New Territories Exempted Houses under the out-dated Small House Policy, the Board has condoned such corruption by zoning this habitat as V-zone and Green Belt (1). The Green Belt designation is an open invitation for developers to cut down the forest and drain the marshland so that bogus farming can destroy the ecological value of the river valley before an application to re-zone the area for housing is made. The houses built in this wilderness area will be for the benefit of absentee Indigenous Villagers and Property Developers, resulting in large profits for a few individuals and the destruction of the environment surrounding Hoi Ha and the pollution of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park/SSSI by sewage, silt and agricultural chemicals.

Ominously, the Town Planning Board slipped a sentence into their Paper 9786, paragraph 3.8, released just a few days before the hearing, which states that ‘Should there be a genuine need for more Small House development, flexibility had been provided under the rezoning application system to expand the “V” zone”. This is of concern to Friends of Hoi Ha who had been assured by AFCD, who refused to support our request that this area be zoned as Conservation Area, that Green Belt was adequate protection for the ecologically-sensitive valley. Nicola Newbery, Chair of FOHH, requested the Board to remove the sentence as it gives encouragement for the private areas of the GB(1) area to be trashed by the developers who own the land in the expectation of a re-zoning into building land. Newbery asked the Board if this was an oversight when the Green Belt area was re-zoned as GB(1); perhaps they had forgotten to erase the sentence? If not an oversight, and Green Belt (1) is viewed by the Town Planning Board as a reservoir of future building land, then this suggests that environmental experts have been fobbed off with Green Belt (1) and were correct in requesting the area be zoned as Conservation Area.

Meanwhile, the ruins of the old village have been incorporated into the V-zone. The village used to be more than 50 metres from the sea but coastal erosion has now led to a situation where the beach comes within 9 metres of the old village walls. The area in front of the old village has been misleadingly mapped. A band approximately 10 metres wide is shown as land whereas, in reality, it is beach covered in mangroves. The area is designated as land because of the foliage cover visible from satellite photographs. AFCD has refused to advise the Survey and Mapping Office of the presence of a mangrove belt which, with AFCD’s concurrence, would be correctly mapped. The ruins of the old village can be rebuilt as 3-storey NTEHs without any form of planning permission – therefore, we may see up to 8 NTEHs with associated Septic Tank Systems built within 10 metres of the beach which not only forms the boundary of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park but, also, is regularly used by visitors for recreation. FOHH asked for the old village to be incorporated into the Coastal Protection Zone, so that any building on the site would be subject to a proper planning process which would ensure that no pollution from new houses would not adversely affect Hoi Ha Wan, but this request was ignored.

Various Government Departments have been negligent throughout the entire 3-year Development Permission Area (DPA) period.

1. AFCD has been negligent in failing to incorporate the Hoi Ha enclave into Sai Kung Country Park, and in not advising the TPB of the environmental consequences of the proposed Outline Zoning Plan (OZP) – particularly the effects of pollution on Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park / SSSI - and have made no effort to improve their woefully inadequate flora and fauna data on the area.

2. EPD has been negligent in not applying the Law and official, written policy in respect of the licensing of Septic Tank Systems, and of not advising the TPB on the constraints on Septic Tank construction in the Hoi Ha OZP.

3. The Planning Department has been negligent in not providing the TPB with accurate, up-to-date maps which accurately show the physical features of the area – e.g. coastline and streams.

Every request for Government to do its job, apply the Law, zone appropriately and carefully control activities that may have dire and irreversible environmental impacts on the Marine Park, have been turned down. The Government has shown no interest whatsoever in ensuring that any development and any farming be environmentally-friendly at this biodiversity hotspot. For example, quoting from Paragraph 3.16 of Paper 9786:

a) “AFCD comments that all pesticides registered under the Pesticides Ordinance Cap.133 are safe to use if applied according to the label directions.” This is nonsense and one can only question the integrity of a scientist employed by AFCD who would make such a demonstrably untrue statement. The reality is that the Ordinance covers the Manufacture and Sale of Chemicals, not their use. Many chemicals on the list, which are regularly used by farmers in Kong Kong, are highly toxic to marine life in tiny concentrations. AFCD further elaborated, “Taking into account the above factors, the AFCD agrees that there is no strong justification for imposing more stringent control on ‘Agricultural Use’ within the “GB(1)” zone.” FOHH advised the Board that this Statement is not supported by the facts and ignores the further impacts of silt from excavation and fertilizers from agriculture washing into Hoi Ha Wan. Silt, and polluting chemicals and fertilisers from uncontrolled farming activities may KILL Hoi Ha Wan.

b) FOHH challenged another statement made by the TPB that “Moreover, permission from the Board is required for any works relating to diversion of streams, filling of land/ pond or excavation of land, which may cause adverse impacts on the natural environment.” Friends of Hoi Ha have been working with the Survey and Mapping Office (SMO) who came to Hoi Ha over a 3-week period in August of this year to map the current, still-eroding coastline and to plot the various streams in the river valley. No sooner had the streams been plotted, then they were erased from the September 2014 edition of the SMO’s Hoi Ha map, the excuse being that their ‘internal policy’, which is not available to the public, is to remove any streams that flow through private agricultural land – even if that land is abandoned and now forest. Friends of Hoi Ha believe that it is no coincidence that that the area where the streams have been erased form the map, land that has been sold to developers, has been zoned as building land, and asked the Town Planning Board how illegal activities such as diverting streams can be policed if the streams on private land are not marked on the maps of the area? The Town Planning Board and the Planning Department have overlooked this inconvenient fact.
Why is the Hong Kong Government so determined to develop and destroy our wilderness areas? The requirement to build, recognised by the Planning Department, is dominated by desire (to make a lot of money), rather than need (few, if any, IVs actually want to live in the village). Yet, the plans to develop and destroy the Hoi Ha river valley and the Marine Park are supported by several Government departments, namely AFCD, EPD and the Planning Department, who have presented to the TPB misleading information, inadequate research and untruths. FOHH asked the Town Planning Board members why this is the case. Is it incompetence, or fear of the Heung Yee Kuk / Indigenous Villagers? Is it Disinterest? Or, more ominously, is this Policy direction from the highest levels of Government – to develop at all costs?

FOHH made 3 simple requests of the TPB:

1. To incorporate the old village within the Coastal Protection Area so that any building must be subject to Planning Controls.

2. To Put Agricultural Use into “Column 2 “of the schedules to ensure that any agricultural activities are genuine and environmentally-friendly.

3. To Make the GB (1) into Conservation Area to remove the expectation that GB can be turned into building land by the destruction of anything of ecological interest.

Acceding to these requests would not prevent building and farming activities at Hoi Ha but they would allow a degree of control to ensure that any activities would be conducted in such a way as to ensure the integrity of the surrounding environment, in particular, Hoi Ha Wan – as required by Hong Kong’s commitments to the Convention on Bio-Diversity. By refusing these reasonable requests, the Town Planning Board has failed to ensure that controlled, environmentally-friendly building and agriculture will take place at Hoi Ha, and they have failed to ensure that Hoi Ha and Hoi Ha Wan will be preserved for future generations and continue to be valuable resources for tourism and education.

Hoi Ha is now facing an environmental disaster. The Marine Park may be killed by domestic effluent, silt from excavation and pollution from agricultural chemicals – for ever. This will be the legacy of the members of the Town Planning Board to the people of Hong Kong. They knew the facts; they are well documented and are a matter of public record. They chose to ignore them. If Hoi Ha Wan is destroyed, they cannot claim that they did not know the consequences of their decisions.
One can only speculate on who is pulling the strings of AFCD, EPD and the Planning Department, and wonder what is the point of having 2 Government Departments responsible for Conservation and Environmental Protection if neither one is prepared to do just that. There is such a conflict of interest between the ‘A’ and ‘C’ of AFCD that one wonders why AFD was given Conservation in the first place. Maybe it is time for Government to take away funding from AFCD and set up a specialist Conservation Department.
The undemocratic Small House Policy, riddled as it is with fraud and corruption, is another strand to the Democracy/Umbrella Movement, and is another example of why ordinary people are so disillusioned with a Government that is run for and by property speculators and developers who are prepared to sacrifice, to the avarice of a few, not only Hong Kong’s most popular Marine Park at Hoi Ha Wan, but also other biodiversity hotspots throughout our Country Parks.

Nicola Newbery
Chair
Friends of Hoi Ha
newbs@netvigator.com

From the organizer on August 13, 2014:
Town Planning Board, misled by EPD, AFCD and the Lands Department, decides to allow the development of the Hoi Ha Coastline.

Hoi Ha Marine Park SSSI is to be sacrificed to the Small House Policy.
From the organizer on May 21, 2014:
Friends of Hoi Ha presented to the Town Planning Board on Monday 19 May.

Will they throw the Draft Outline Zoning Plan back to the Planning Department and AFCD and ask them to do better?
From the organizer on April 04, 2014:
FOHH are members of the Save Our Country Parks Alliance, Please see their message about the forthcoming Town Planning Board meeting about Hoi Ha:

The Town Planning Board received over 30,000 representations and comments on the draft Outline Zoning Plans for Hoi Ha, Pak Lap and So Lo Pun. Everyone has now received an invitation to be heard by the Board. The hearings will start 28 April and are expected to end mid-May.
We urge you to try and present your personal view. It is important to demonstrate that safeguarding the Country Parks is a matter of great public concern.
In your reply to the Town Planning Board on or before 8 April please include:
1.The estimated time needed for your presentation
“I will need xx minutes for my presentation.”;
2.If necessary, request to be heard in a morning or afternoon session
“I prefer to be heard in the morning/afternoon due to other commitments.”;
3.Request to be heard on a Saturday if you are not available on a weekday
“I wish to be heard on a Saturday due to work commitments.”

Don’t hesitate to send us your queries at info@countryparks.hk. We will publish next week a “How to make a presentation to the Town Planning Board” on our website.

Together We Can Save Our Country Parks!
P.S. We don’t promote the use of proxies. However, if you have a speech, video or presentation which you wish ‘A Member of the Save Our Country Park Alliance’ to deliver, please send us the signed (signature, name and date) proxy form via fax or email. We will complete the details of the representative.

Save Our Country Parks
Fax: 21872305
Email: info@countryparks.hk
Website: www.countryparks.hk
From the organizer on April 03, 2014:
Those of you who wrote a letter to the Town Planning Board objecting to the Outline Zoning Plan for Hoi Ha, will have received a letter from the TPB asking whether or not you wish to appear in person before the Board. If you do not wish to, please donate your time to Dave or Nicola Newbery of Friends of Hoi Ha. We need more than the allotted 10 minutes to explain the complexities of the case to the TPB. Please contact me so we can give you the details to fill in on the form TPB has sent you. Thanks! newbs@netvigator.com
From the organizer on March 19, 2014:
I have published a video here at http://youtu.be/bsZNaOjmLrM
From the organizer on February 13, 2014:
We are still fighting to save Hoi Ha Marine Park from environmental destruction, still talking with Government. We will keep the Petition open. Please share and encourage people to sign. Thank you!
From the organizer on February 13, 2014:
Tomorrow, Valentine's Day, is the deadline for Save Our Country Parks' petition against excess "village housing" in country park enclaves. Please sign, please add a comment in the comment box: Move Agriculture into Column 2, and pleàse share.

www.countryparks.hk
From the organizer on January 19, 2014:
We have requested a meeting with Paul Chan, the Secretary for Development, to discuss the Environmental Disaster facing Hoi Ha. We will keep the Petition running until such time as we have a meeting with him.
From the organizer on November 30, 2013:
A 3-minute video on Hoi Ha made by 3 students from the HKU's School of Journalism:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRD8pyWwBXc&feature=youtu.be

From the organizer on November 27, 2013:
We just need 45 more signatures to reach 1,000.

Please spread the word and see if we can reach this figure today.
From the organizer on November 22, 2013:

向城規會反對海下分區計劃大綱草圖
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城規會主席
電郵: tpbpd@pland.gov.hk

城規會主席鈞鑑:

海下分區計劃大綱草圖編號: S/NE-HH/1
本人支持將海下劃入西貢郊野公園及海下海岸公園,現促請城規會考慮我的建議。

本人支持海下海岸公園以作保育之用,反對城規會的分區計劃大綱容許發展海下。保育區應取締現時的綠化帶,V型地段應減少及限制至現有村落,擴大草圖的V型地段,改劃為保育區。

本人的後對理由如下:
擴大V型地段的理據是基於不真實的建屋需求。
城規會引用不準確的地圖,V型地段和綠化帶的環境和景觀價值是不完整和誤導的數據。
興建大批的房屋及化糞池會污染海下,將會殺死海洋生物及每沙灘不宜游泳。
海岸線對環境很重要,故此需要保護,海岸保育區的緩衝地帶應最少於海岸線有30米距離。
海下河流環境很重要,故此需要保護,保育區的緩衝地帶應最少有30米闊。

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From the organizer on November 22, 2013:

LETTER TO TOWN PLANNING BOARD OBJECTING TO HOI HA’S DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN

Please write a letter (sample below) to the TPB before the end of day, Wednesday 27 November. Numbers count, so please write and share!

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Chairman, Town Planning Board
Email address: tpbpd@pland.gov.hk
Dear Sir

Draft Hoi Ha Outline Zoning Plan No: S/NE-HH/1

I am writing in support of the inclusion of the Hoi Ha enclave into Sai Kung Country Park and into Hoi Ha Marine Park and urge the Town Planning Board to suggest this.

In the interim, I support the proper zoning of Hoi Ha Marine Park for conservation, and object to the Town Planning Board’s Draft Outline Zoning Plan, which has zoned Hoi Ha for development. Green Belt should be replaced with Conservation Area, the V-zone should be much-reduced and limited to the existing village cluster, and the draft expanded V-Zone should be rezoned as Conservation Area.

My reasons for objecting are these:

• The requirement for an enlarged V-zone has been based on an unrealistic assessment of the need for housing.
• The Town Planning Board has been given inaccurate maps and incomplete and misleading data on the environmental and landscape value of the V-zone and Green Belt areas.
• The building of a large number of houses equipped with Septic Tanks will pollute Hoi Ha Wan, will kill the marine life and may make the beaches unsafe for bathing.
• The coastline is of environmental importance and needs to be protected by a buffer zone of Coastal Protection Area at least 30 metres from the shore.
• The Hoi Ha Stream is of environmental importance and needs to be protected by a buffer zone of Conservation Area at least 30 metres wide.

Yours faithfully
Your name
From the organizer on November 22, 2013:
We will email TPB the signatures we have received by the close of the public consultation period on Wednesday 27 November. However, as the Town Planning Board will then still have a couple of months in which to consider letters of objection, we will continue to collect signatures for a further 2 months, until 21 January 2014
From the organizer on November 10, 2013:
We have dubbed our video into Cantonese:
http://youtu.be/ykDFVTviOMk

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A Petition Organiser must, when using a Petition Signer's Personal Data to deliver  to the Petition Signer information for the first time, notify the Petition Signer of his or her right to request the Petition Organiser to cease using the Petition Signer's Personal Data without charge to the Petition Signer.
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Each Petition Organiser represents and warrants that the Petition Organiser will at all times observe the requirements of the Terms and Conditions and the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486) of Hong Kong ("Ordinance"). 

Each Petition Organiser undertakes to access and use the Personal Data in accordance with the following non-exhaustive list of restrictions and obligations:

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  • the Petition Organiser must not retain the Personal Data longer than is necessary for the fulfillment of the Purpose for which the Personal Data is to be used.
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The Petition Organiser agrees that the laws of Hong Kong, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern the Petition Organiser's Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between it and ADMCF Ltd., any of its affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners or employees. With respect to any disputes or claims, the Petition Organiser agrees not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the courts of Hong Kong, and the Petition Organiser hereby consents to, and waives all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction in the courts of Hong Kong.   

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This Personal Information Collection Statement ("PICS") applies to all users (sometimes referred to as "you") who register for an account on our website www.SupportHK.org ("Site"). The website is operated and managed by the ADM Capital Foundation Limited ("ADMCF Ltd.")

ADMCF Ltd. is committed to ensuring the privacy of each users' personal data in accordance with the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486) ("Ordinance").  This PICS sets out how ADMCF Ltd. may collect, use and disclose a user's personal information.  ADMCF Ltd. may at its sole discretion amend this PICS from time and time, and all use and access of the services on the Site, including but not limited to visiting, accessing or browsing the Site, signing or organizing a petition on the Site, and any other services ADMCF Ltd. may offer on the Site (collectively, the "Services") will be governed by the most recent PICS.  ADMCF Ltdwill provide notice of materially significant changes to this PICS by posting a notice on the Site and by sending a notice to all users with registered accounts on the Site.  

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ADMCF Ltd. will disclose your Personal Data to the following parties directly related to the above-mentioned data collection purposes:  

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  • any co-organiser, agent or other third party involved with ADMCF Ltd. in organising any fundraising, education, or social services activities; 
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  • any statutory, governmental or regulatory bodies, institutions or any person to whom ADMCF Ltd. is under an obligation to make disclosure under the requirements of any laws, subpoenas, court orders or other legal process binding on ADMCF Ltd.;
  • any law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) enforce the General Terms of Use, the Petition Organiser's Terms of Use; or this PICS (ii) respond to claims that any posting or other content on the Site violates the rights of third-parties; or to (iii) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ADMCF Ltd., our users or the general public.

4. Direct Marketing

If, when creating your account you opt in to receive the SupportHK newsletter and other marketing materials, ADMCF Ltd. may use your Personal Data to provide marketing materials to you relating to: 

  • the fundraising, education, social services, operations and functions of ADMCF Ltd. our affiliates and their respective co-organisers, as well as information about their respective initiatives, services, activities and other related information and services; 
  •  programs and services offered on ADMCF Ltd.'s Site; and
  • charitable activities and events organized by ADMCF Ltd., its affiliates or co-organisers.    

If at any time you do not want ADMCF Ltd. to use your Personal Data for direct marketing as described above, you may exercise your opt-out right by un-checking the box "[ ]"in your profiles and settings page, or by notifying ADMCF Ltd. via email to info@supporthk.org.

5. Transfer of Your Personal Data to a Petition Organizer

On or prior to the time you sign a petition on the Site, ADMCF Ltd., you will be required to create an account at which time we will seek your consent to permit: (a) ADMCF Ltd. to transfer your Personal Data to the Petition Organiser, and (b) for the Petition Organiser to transfer your Personal Data to the target(s) indicated in the petition.  If you do not consent to the transfer of your Personal Data as set out in the foregoing (a) and (b), you will not be able to sign a petition on the Site.

Once you have signed a petition, you will be allowed to opt in by ticking check box(es) "[ ]", to receive from the Petition Organiser:

  • petition updates, allowing the Petition Organiser to send you updates on the petition; and 
  • organizational updates, communications such as newsletters, surveys, fundraising appeals, announcements, research and event invitations in relation to the petition.

If you consent to us transferring your Personal Data to the Petition Organiser, you agree and understand that: 

  • ADMCF Ltd. has no control over the content, frequency and/or any other aspect of such communications between you and the Petition Organiser;  
  • ADMCF Ltd. does not in any way monitor or attempt to verify the intended recipients of any petition and/or the Petition Organiser and disclaims all liability regarding the accuracy of the intended recipient(s) of all petitions and/or Petition Organisers; 
  • ADMCF Ltddoes not in any way monitor or attempt to verify how the petition organiser uses your Personal Data, however all petition organisers must agree to abide by the Ordinance. Click here to preview Petition Organiser's Terms of Use; and
  • the Petition Organiser is a separate data user and is not an agent, contractor, data processor, or in any similar type of relationship with ADMCF Ltd., as such, in no event will ADMCF Ltd., its affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners or employees be liable to you or any third party for any damages whatsoever arising from the petition organiser's use of your Personal Data.
If at any time you would like the petition organiser to cease using your Personal Data for petition updates as described above, you may exercise your opt-out right by un-checking the box "[ ]"in your profiles and settings page on the Site, or by contacting the Petition ORGANISER directly, or by notifying ADMCF Ltd. via email to info @supporthk.org. 
If at any time  you would like the Petition Organiser to cease using your Personal Data for direct marketing updates as described above, you may exercise your right by contacting the Petition ORGANISER directly, or by notifying ADMCF Ltd. via email to info@supporthk.org. 

6. Confidentiality 

Your Personal Data will be kept confidential in accordance with this PICS.  Any questions, comments, suggestions or information other than Personal Data sent or posted to us ADMCF Ltd. users will be deemed voluntarily provided to ADMCF Ltd. on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis. ADMCF Ltd. reserves the right to use, reproduce, disclose, transmit, publish, broadcast and/or post elsewhere such information freely.

7. Safety of Personal Data

All reasonable efforts are made to ensure that any Personal Data held by ADMCF Ltd. are stored in a secure and safe place, and accessed only by our authorised employees or authorised Third Party Service Providers.

8. Right to Access and Correct Personal Data

Under the Ordinance, you have the right of access to your Personal Data held by ADMCF Ltd. and the Petition Organiser to request correction of the information.  If you have any questions regarding this PICS or if you wish to access or correct your Personal Data, you may send your request in writing to the following address:

SupportHK.org

Suite 2406, 9 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

Or by e-mailing to: info@SupportHK.org

All such requests will be dealt within in accordance with the requirements under the Ordinance.  In accordance with the Ordinance, ADMCF Ltd. reserves the right to charge you a reasonable fee for the processing of any data access or correction request.

Your Consent

By ticking the checkbox "I agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Site", you are indicating that:

  1. you consent to us using your Personal Data as indicated above; and
  2. you have read, understood and agree to be bound by:

If you do not agree to any of the General Terms of Use, the Personal Information Collection Statement, or the Petition Organiser's Terms of Use (if applicable), please do not use our Services or the Site.

Please note that if ADMCF Ltddoes not receive your consent your personal data will not be used for direct marketing purposes by ADMCF Ltd. but may still be retained on ADMCF Ltd.'s database to enable us to provide you with the services requested by you. You have the right to request access to and to amend the Personal Data ADMCF Ltd. holds for you by sending an email to info@supporthk.org. 

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