Private Residential Area - A

Uses:

Residential uses are permitted and include detached residential villas but residential apartments shall not be permitted as indicated in the plans for determination of approved development areas.

Building Percentages:

  1. The building percentage shall not be more than 180% (one hundred and eighty percent) of the land area.

  2. Built-up area of any floor shall not exceed 60% (sixty percent) of the land area.

  3. Additional building percentages not exceeding 15% (fifteen percent) of the land area shall be permitted to be built with a maximum area of 100 square meters (one hundred square meters) designated for the residence's utilities only. Building shall be permitted on the line of the side wall on one side only, provided that its height shall not be more than one floor with a maximum height of 4 meters (four meters) measured from the pavement level.

  4. Appurtenances for the residence shall be permitted to be built on the roof of the building with an additional percentage not exceeding 30% (thirty percent) of the roof area. And if the roof area was less than 100 square meters (one hundred square meters) an area not exceeding 30 square meters (thirty square meters) with a level similar to the level of the staircase room on the roof may be built.

  5. An external majlis with an area not exceeding 10% (ten percent) of the land area shall be permitted to be built. Its area shall not exceed 100 square meters (one hundred square meters) to be calculated from the approved building percentage. The majlis shall be built on the front border overlooking a street or road, provided that the length of the majlis and entrances to the car parks shall not exceed 40% (forty percent) of the length of the land's front. The building shall be permitted on the side border of a neighbour on one side only, provided that the majlis height shall not be more than one floor of a maximum height of 4 meters (four meters) measured from the pavement level.

  6. A park for at least two vehicles shall be provided within the plot of land. Car parks shall not be calculated as part of the aforesaid permitted building percentage.

  7. A basement shall be permitted to be built and its area shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage.

Recessions:

1. Front Recession:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor at a distance of at least 3 meters (three meters) from the land border of the front overlooking street or road. Upper projections above the ground floor shall be permitted with a maximum of 1.20 (one meter and twenty centimetres). In case the land overlooks more than one street, the building recession shall be at a distance of no less than 3 meters (three meters) from the most important street to the site. Projections over the ground floor from the branch street side for a maximum of 1 meter (one meter) shall be permitted.

2. Rear and Side Recessions:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor at a distance of at least 2 meters (two meters) from the side and rear borders of the land. Upper projections shall not be permitted above the ground floor level.

Height:

  1. A building's height shall not exceed 3 stories (three stories) with a maximum height of l5 meters (fifteen meters). In case of building a basement, the maximum height shall be 16.50 meters (sixteen meters and fifty centimetres).

  2. In case of building a basement, the height of the floor of the ground floor shall not be more than 1.50 meters (one meter and fifty centimetres) from the level of the pavement surface.

Special Requirements:

  1. Connected villas shall be permitted to be built on one side or more or detached or both, provided that the share of each villa shall not be less than 200 square meters (two hundred square meters) of the land area.

  2. The width of internal roads in residential compounds shall not be less than 8 meters (eight meters), provided that the recession of the villa's facade shall not be less than 5 meters (five meters) from the border of the internal road.

  3. Building is permitted above covered car parks (garages) and residence's utilities, provided the building area does not exceed 50 square meters (fifty square meters) and with a height of one storey not exceeding 4 meters (four meters).