Fanling / Sheung Shui New Town
Fanling/Sheung Shui new town was developed from the traditional market towns and villages around Fanling and Sheung Shui. It is part of the North District in Hong Kong presently with a population of about 258,000. With development started in the mid-1980s, the new town has been well developed. The total development area is about 780 hectares which includes residential, commercial, industrial, social, community and recreational facilities. The development of the new town fringe area such as Kwu Tung South and Fanling Southwest continues.
The new town is served by the Fanling and Sheung Shui stations of the MTR East Rail Line and the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line. Passengers can travel to the Mainland via the Lo Wu station of the East Rail Line or the Lok Ma Chau Station of the Spur Line. The road network serving the new town is extensive. This includes the Fanling Highway, which is part of Route 9, and other major roads such as Man Kam To Road and Sha Tau Kok Road.
Further developments are being planned as extensions to the new town. The Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas (NDAs), forming part of the North East New Territories (NENT) NDAs, are under planning in the NENT NDAs Study, which was commissioned in mid-2008 for completion in 2013. Also, neighbouring the new town is the Lok Ma Chau Loop development, the study of which was commissioned in mid-2009, in collaboration with the Shenzhen Municipal Government, for completion in 2013.