Article Index

Light Industries Areas

Uses:

They are intended for light industrial uses, workshops, management offices, stores and showrooms for industrial products and workers accommodation as indicated in the plans for determination of development area.

Building Percentages:

  1. The total built-up areas of all buildings shall not be more than 240% (two hundred and forty percent) of the land area.

  2. The built-up area of any floor shall not be more than 60% (sixty percent) of the land area.

  3. A mezzanine floor shall be permitted to be built with an area not exceeding 70% (seventy percent) of the ground floor area that shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage.

  4. The total built up area allocated for workers accommodation shall not be more than 120% (one hundred and twenty percent) of the land area.

  5. The area of a single workshop shall not be less than 100 square meters (one hundred square meters).

  6. A basement shall be allowed to be built as required and its area shall not be calculated as part of the aforesaid building percentage provided that it shall fulfil the safety and security requirements as shall be decided by the competent authorities.

Recessions:

1. Front Recession:

Building on the ground and mezzanine floors shall be permitted at a distance of no less than 6 meters (six meters) from the front border 0 75" land overlooking a road or street and such area shall be used as uncovered car parks. Upper projections shall be permitted to be made on the floors above the ground floor with a maximum of 1.20 meters (one meter and twenty centimeters).

2. Side and Rear Recessions:

The recessions shall not be less than 4 meters (four meters) from the land border on the side and rear facades. Upper projections shall not be permitted to be made on the floors above the ground floor.

Heights:

  1. A building's height shall not be more than 4 stories (four stories) with a maximum height of 24 meters (twenty four meters). An increase of the height shall be permitted in the cases required by industrial facilities with special specifications upon obtaining the planning approval thereof.

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

Special Requirements:

  1. It shall be imperative to provide additional car parks so that the number of car parks shall not be less than one car park for each 200 square meters (two hundreds square meters) of the built surfaces. Car parks shall be provided on the ground floor, upper floors, in the basement or in all of them. It is also permitted to build multi-storey car parks, provided the legal recessions stipulated in clause (1) and (2) of article (90) hereof are adhered to. Car parks shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage.

  2. Light industrial buildings, workshops and connected or semi- connected stores shall be permitted to be built subject to obtaining the approval of the General Directorate of Civil Defence with respect to determination of emergency exits, assembly points and such other requirements of security and safety in emergencies such as fire while ensuring the easy movement between groups of buildings.