Connected Residential Area - B

Uses:

Residential uses are permitted (residential houses, indicated in the plans for determination of approved development areas in the Kingdom,

Building Percentages:

  1. The building percentage shall not be more than 300% (three hundred percent) of the land area.

  2. The above percentages shall include all buildings including the veranda, services, staircases and lift shafts.

  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. When building residential flats on a land overlooking a road connected to an approved road network, car parks must be provided at a rate of one park for each flat. The car park area shall not be calculated as a part of building percentage provided the following conditions are fulfilled:

    • The width of the road on which the land is located shall not be less than 6 meters (six meters), measured from the road regulation line, if any, or the distance between the land border overlooking the road and the neighbouring property. However, if the land was located on two roads whose width exceeds 6 meters (six meters), the provision of car parks shall be by recession on the wider road in the event that entrances are allowed on it.

    • The land area shall not be less than 250 square meters (two hundred fifty square meters).

    • The length of the land facade on the road connected to the approved road network shall not be less than 8 meters (eight meters).

  5. A basement shall be permitted to be built and its land area shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage, provided a part not less than 70% (seventy percent) is used as car park, upon planning approval in consideration for existing roads and services.

Heights:

1. Front Recessions:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor on the front border of the front of the plot of land.

2. Side and Rear Recessions:

Building shall be permitted on the border of the side and rear of the land. In case of making openings overlooking the side or rear neighbour, ventilation shafts shall be provided (internal and external yards) as provided for in the Implementing Regulations of Constructional Organization of Buildings Law.

Heights:

  1. A building's height shall not exceed 3 stones (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 level.

Special Requirements:

  1. Residential flats whose floor area shall not be less than 60 square meters (sixty square meters) or one flat per floor in case of being unable to provide the required area inclusive of the stairs.

  2. In case of providing car parks on the ground floor, they shall be compensated by giving permission to build on the fourth floor for an area equivalent to the area allocated for the car parks.

  3. In case the land is situated in a commercial or service road, a mezzanine shall be added but shall not be calculated as part of the building percentage and its area shall not be more than 70% (seventy percent) of the ground floor area.

  4. The requirements with respect to local areas shall be complied with in respect of the Architecture standards for the area's construction and heritage nature, if any.

  5. Car Parks

    • At least one car park must be provided in the event of construction of one residential unit (house) for lands connected to the existing road network situated on a road with a width of 6m (six meters) or more.

    • Car Parks must be provided for residential flats only in lands located on approved commercial roads.

    • Car Park must be provided inside the land plot at a rate of one park for each residential flat for the existing road network, the following shall be expected:

    • For Residential Areas: The following lands shall be expected from the implementation of the condition for provision of car parks.

      • Lands located on one road whose width is less than 6m (six meters) measured from the road regulation line if any or the distance between the land edge overlooking the road and the opposite property.

      • Lands with an area of less than 250 square meters (two hundred and fifty square meters) or which have one flat only on each floor, whichever is more.

      • Lands whose front facade is less than 12 meters (twelve meters) in length.

    • For Commercial Areas: Existing commercial areas which have lands built up on their front borders with a percentage exceeding 50% (fifty percent) of the total length of the commercial road shall be expected in one of the following cases:

      • Lands overlooking a single road, but if the land was located on two roads, the width of the branch road of which exceeds 6 meters (six meters), car parks must be provided by recession on the branch road side, provided the land length on the branch road side is not less than 12 meters (twelve meters).

      • Lands whose area is less than 600 square meters (six hundred square meters).

Provided all cases that are not subject to the requirements mentioned in the above article are presented to the concerned committee formed by the Minister concerned with Municipalities Affairs to take the appropriate action.