Garden Residential Area

Uses:

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

Building Percentages:

  1. The building percentage shall not be more than 55% (fifty five percent) of the land area for all buildings. More than one residential unit shall be permitted to be built on the land, provided that each residential unit shall have an area of no less than 500 square meters (five hundred square meters) of the land area.

  2. The area of utilities on the ground floor for each residential unit shall not be more than 5% (five percent) of the unit's share with a maximum of 25 square meters (twenty five square meters). Building of the utilities shall be permitted on the border of the side neighbour of the building on one side only, provided that their height shall not be more than one floor with a maximum of 4 meters (four meters) measured from the level of the pavement and shall not be calculated as part of the building percentages.

  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. An external majlis or multi-purpose hall and combined public recreational facilities shall be permitted to be built on the land so that their percentage shall not be more than 10% of the land area and shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentages. The majlis shall be permitted to be built on the border of the land overlooking a road or street so that the majlis' length shall not be more than 25% (twenty five percent) of the length of the front of the land with a maximum of 30 meters (thirty meters). There shall also be permitted to build on the border of the side neighbour on one side only with a length of no more than 30 meters of the length of the side border of the land so that the majlis height shall not be more than one floor with a maximum of 4 meters (four meters) from the pavement level.

  5. A park shall be provided for at least two cars within the plot for each unit. The car parks shall not be calculated as part of the building percentage.

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

Recessions:

1. Front Recession:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor at a distance of no less than 5 meters (five meters) from the front border of the plot of land overlooking a road or street allowing the opening of entrances upon it. Upper projections shall be permitted to be made above the ground floor with a maximum of 1.20 meters (one meter and twenty centimetres).

2. Side and Rear Recessions:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor at a distance of no less than 3 meters (three meters) from the side and rear borders of the land. Upper projections shall not be permitted to be made on the floors above the ground floor.

Heights:

  1. A building's height shall be2 stories (two stories) with a maximum height of 10 meters (ten meters). In case of building a basement, the maximum height shall be 11.50 meters (eleven 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. More than one housing unit shall be permitted to be built on the plot in the form of houses or villas as connected units on one side or more or detached or both, provided that they shall be distributed within the plot and car parks shall be provided at the rate of one car park for each housing unit.

  2. The distance between detached housing units within the plot of land shall not be less than 4 meters (four meters). The recession areas between units shall be permitted to be used as covered car parks whose ceiling height shall not be more than 3 meters (three meters).

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

  4. There shall be permitted to build more than one housing unit on the plot in the form of housing units (garden flats) so that the area of each flat shall not be less than 150 square meters (one hundred and fifty square meters) with providing car parks at the rate of at least one car park per housing unit.