Connected Residential Area - A

Residential uses are permitted (residential houses, villas and flats) as indicated in the plans for determination of approved development areas in the Kingdom.

Building Percentages:

  1. The building percentage shall not be more than 210% (one hundred and twenty percent) of the land area.

  2. Built-up area of any floor shall not exceed 70% (seventy percent) of the land area including the residence's utilities.

  3. 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.

  4. A park for one vehicle shall be provided for each residential unit. Car parks shall not be calculated as part of the aforesaid permitted building percentage.

  5. A basement shall be permitted to be built and its area shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage, provided that a planning approval shall be obtained taking into account the existing roads and services.

Recessions:

1. Front Recession:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor at a distance at least 3 meters (three meters) from the land border of the front overlooking a street. Upper projections above the ground floor shall be permitted with a maximum of 1.20 meters (one meter and twenty centimetres). In case the building overlooks more than one street, the building recession shall be at a distance of no less than 3 meters (three meters) on the side of the more important street to the site and a distance of 2 meters on the side of the other street. Upper projections are permitted over the ground floor on the branch street side for a maximum of l meter (one meter).

2. Side Recession:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor on the side border of the land. In case of making openings overlooking the side neighbour, ventilation shafts shall be provided (internal and external yards) as provided for in the Implementing Regulations of the Constructional Organization of Buildings Law No. 13 of the Year 1977.

3. Rear Recession:

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

Heights:

  1. A building's height shall not exceed 3 stories (three stories) with a maximum height of 13 meters (thirteen meters). In case of building a basement, the maximum height shall be 14.50 meters (fourteen 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. Residential flats whose floor area shall not be less than 80 square meters (eighty square meters) shall be permitted to be built. A car park shall be provided for each residential flat.

  2. For plots of land overlooking an approved commercial or service road, the building recession shall be at a distance of no less than 5 meters (five meters) from the front border of the land overlooking the commercial or service road. Such recession areas shall be used as footpaths and uncovered car parks provided and they are prepared by the land lord. Upper projections shall be allowed to be made above the ground floor with a maximum of 1.20 meters (one meter and twenty centimetres). It shall be permitted to add a mezzanine floor so that the height shall be in compliance with the Law on Constructional Organization of Buildings, provided that it shall not be reckoned as part of the building percentage and its area shall not be more than 70% (seventy percent) of the ground floor area.