Agricultural Areas

Uses:

The following uses shall be permitted as indicated in the plans for determination of the approved development areas:

  1. All agricultural and recreational activities and building green houses and plant nurseries shall be permitted in such area.

  2. Special residential units, residential compounds and farmers accommodation shall be permitted to be built.

  3. Permission shall be granted for carrying on animal husbandry activities and establishment of poultry farms and animal stables upon obtaining a planning approval from the General Directorate of Urban Planning concerning the fitness of the site from the planning aspect in co-ordination with the concerned authorities, provided that the license to carry on the aforesaid activities shall be issued by the authority concerned with agricultural affairs and General Commission for Protection of Marine Wealth, Environment and Wildlife.

  4. A basement may be built where area shall not be calculated as a part of the aforesaid building percentage, provided at least 70% (seventy percent) thereof is used as car parks.

Building Percentages:

  1. The total built-up areas of residential units shall not be more than 30% (thirty percent) of the land area as more than one housing unit shall be permitted to be built, provided that the share of a single residential unit shall not be less than 2,000 (two thousand square meters) of the land area and shall be grouped in one side of the land.

  2. The total built-up area of the farmer's accommodation shall not be more than 5% (five percent) of the land area.

  3. The total area of animal pens and stables shall not be more than 10% (ten percent) of the land area.

Recessions:

1. Front Recession:

  1. Building of green houses and plant nurseries shall be permitted with a recession of the land border overlooking a road or street distance of no less than 3 meters (three meters).

  2. Special residential units shall have a recession from the property borders by a distance of no less than 6 meters (six meters).

  3. The building of the office, watchman's room, pump room and stores shall be adjacent to the fencing wall at the entrance and on one side only of the land.

  4. The distance between the animal pens and nearest residential house shall not be less than 50 meters (fifty meters).

  5. The recession of the farmer's accommodation shall not be less than 6 meters (six meters) from the front border of the land.

  6. The front recession of the animal pens or stables shall not be less than 15 meters (fifteen meters) from the front borders of the land.

2. Side and Rear Recessions:

  1. Building of green houses and plant nurseries shall be permitted with a recession of the land border overlooking a neighbour, footpath by a distance of no less than 6 meters (six meters).

  2. Special residential units and farmers accommodation shall have a recession from the property borders by a distance of no less than 6 meters (six meters) from the land border of the sides connected to neighbor or foot path.

  3. The animal pens and stables shall have a recession of no less than 15 meters (fifteen meters) from the sides connected to a neighbour or foot path.

  4. The distance between the residential units shall not be less than 4 meters (four meters).

Heights:

  1. A residential units' height shall not be more than 2 stories (two stories) with a maximum height of 10 meters (ten meters).

  2. The height of the office, watchman's room, fanners' accommodation, pump rooms and stores shall not be more than one floor with a maximum height of 4 meters (four meters).

  3. In case of building a basement the height of the flooring of the ground floor must not be more than 1.50 meters (one meter and fifty centimetres) from the road level.

Special Requirements:

The general requirements and specifications issued by the authority concerned with agricultural affairs shall be followed with respect to the establishment of cow pens, horse stables, poultry farms and such other animal and agricultural production activities as well as the conditions related to the reclamation of irrigation and drainage canals and removing palm trees.