We object to R1’s proposal of rezoning “Green Belt” to “Other Specified Uses (Eco-lodge)” and the 70-room eco-lodge in Yi O. There are woodlands, coastal vegetation, freshwater marsh and natural streams in the subject site. We are concerned the development would lead to loss of natural habitats and have significant impact on the protected Romer’s Tree Frog.
We object to the proposed vehicular access connecting Tai O and Yi O made by Representations No. 4, 5 & 7. This would cause significant habitat loss, human disturbance and habitat fragmentation to the Lantau North and Lantau South Country Parks. We are also concerned drawing a large population to Yi O (some say up to 4,000 people) which is likely to exceed the carrying capacity and cause irreversible ecological damage to the area and its surroundings.
We agree with the suggestions made by Representations No. 14, 16 & 17, which is to replace ‘House (NTEH only)’ with ‘House (Redevelopment only)’ in the column 2 of the “Agriculture” zone. We support genuine farming and farmland should be well protected from other development threats.
**Further Information - the Society’s submission (Representation No. R15) made for the draft Yi O OZP submitted in Jan 2016 (English only): 20160113_YiO_OZP_HKBWS.pdf
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