QNMP Regulations

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ZONING REGULATIONS

GROUP 1

Residential Zones

Environmental Zones

Other Zones

Industrial, Logistics and Large Format Retail Zones

Sport and Recreation Zones

GROUP 2

  1. Heritage Overlay
  2. Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Overlay
  3. Coastal Protection Overlay
  4. Commercial Corridors Overlay
  5. Authorized Commercial Nodes Overlay
  6. Workers Accommodation Overlay
  7. Railway Safeguarded Area Overlay

GROUP 3

  1. Advertising and Signs Regulations
  2. Car parking Regulations
  3. Construction of Two Villas on one plot of land
  4. Community Facilities Standards & Guidelines
  5. Open Space & Recreational Facilities Development Guidelines
  6. Guidelines for the submission of Master plan Applications
  7. Planning Assessment Guidelines
  8. Classification and Regulation of Malls
  9. Commercial Streets Guidance
  10. Hypermarkets
  11. Private Education Facilities Guidance
  12. Private health Facilities Guidance
  13. Typical Areas (location plan)
  14. Utilities
  15. Interim Coastal Development Guidelines

Al Wakra City Zoning Plan and Regulations Report 2008

Category: Building Codes and Regulations
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RegulationResidentialPublic Facilities

These regulations shall apply to:

  • All new and redeveloped residential uses and public facilities within the Single Family Residential District (R1).
  • Lots zoned or re-zoned for residential uses/public facilities withing the Single Family Residential District (R1).
2.0 USES
2.1 Permitted Uses
  • Single family detached villa housing
  • Kindergartens / childcare facilities
  • Minor Infrastucture
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Religious Institution
2.2 Prohibited Uses
  • Compounds, attached villa housing, apartments
  • All types of industrial uses
  • All types of commercial uses
  • Major infrastructure
2.3 Conditional Uses
  • N/A
  • Cultural centers
  • Government offices
  • Hospitals and health institutions
  • Libraries
  • Medical and dental clinics
  • Primary and secondary schools
2.4 Ancillary Uses
  • Car parking garage
  • Guard house
  • Majlis
  • Maid's quarter
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Store rooms
  • Electrical substation
  • Guard house
  • Refuse area
2.5 Minimum Lot Size
  • 1,000 m2
  • Subject to applicable regulations, if any
2.6 Minimum Lot size for Redevelopment on Existing Non-Conforming Lots Existing subdivided lots and legally approved villas on lots less than the minimum lot size shall be allowed to redevelop as new villas, subject to UPDA approval and compliance with maximum permissible storey height, setback, building coverage, and other requirements set for the zoning district.
  • subject to applicable regulations, if any
3.0 BUILDING DEPTH / LOCATION
3.1    
4.0 COVERAGE
4.1 Maximum Building Coverage
  • 60% maximum
  • 40% maximum
4.2 Minimum Landscaping Coverage
  • 15% minimum
  • 30% minimum
4.3 Maximum Lot Coverage
  • 85% maximum
  • 70% maximum
4.4 Maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
  • N/A
  • 0.8 maximum
5.0 BUILDING
5.1 Maximum Number of Floors
  • G+1+P (villa) maximum
  • G (ancillary building) maximum
  • G+1 (primary building) maximum
  • G (ancillary buildings) maximum
5.2 MaximumOverall Height
  • 12 m maximum (not including parapets)
  • External parapet walls on villa rooftops (to ensure safety and privacy and encourage the use of rooftops as useable external spaces) may be permitted over and above the overall permitted maximum height, subject to a maximum height of 1.5 m
  • 12 m maximum (not including parapets)
  • Higher overall heights may be permitted on a case by case basis in consideration of special technical or operational requirements of the public facility, and subject to the approval of the UPDA
5.3 Building Form
  • Detached villas only
  • Free standing detached building
5.4 Existing Buidlings    
6.0 BUILDING SETBACKS (Minimum)
6.1 Building (Above Grade)
  • Front: 5 m (min.)
  • Side: 3 m (min)
  • Rear: 3 m (min)
  • Front: 5 m (min.)
  • Adjacent to Residential Lot
    • Side: 4 m (min)
    • Rear: 4 m (min)
  • Adjascent to Road
    • Side: 4 m (min)
    • Rear: 4 m (min)
6.2 Basement Setback

Common lot boundaries: 0 m

All lot boundaries fronting roads: 3 m (min) (to allow for any below grade services that may be required and ensure the viable growth of trees)

6.3 Ancilliary buildings
  • In the front setback along the lot frontage, the Majlis & Guard house
    • May be allowed at the zero setback provided their width does not exceed 25% of the lot frontage
    • May be located within the front setback, up to 2 meters, provided they do not exceed 50% of the lot frontage
  • Other ancillary uses
    • may be allowed within the side and rear setbacks
    • Are subject to their overall width not exceeding 50% of length of the boundary within which they enroach
  • Ancillary Buildings
    • may be allowed within the side and rear setbacks
    • Are subject to their overall width not exceeding 25% of length of the boundary within which they enroach
  • For electrical substations or refuse storage areas, they
    • may be allowed only within the side or rear minimum setback adjacent to non-residential uses
    • Are subject to their overall width not exceeding 25% of length of the boundary within which they enroach
6.4 Between Multiple Building on theSame Lot
  • N/A
  • The setback between multiple adhacent buildings within the same lot shall be a minimum of 6 m
7.0 SERVICE AREAS AND EQUIPMENT
7.1 Loading Docks    
7.2 Outdoor Storage Areas
  • No outdoor storage shall be allowed
7.3 Refuse Storage Areas
  • Proper location of the outdoor refuse areas shall be decided by the UPDA upon review of the development application
7.4 Mechanical Equipment
  • At grade water tank and mechanical equipment:
    • Shall be located to the side of the building
    • May be located in the setback provided a minimum of 2 m is maintained free of obstruction and theydo not impede circulation
  • At grade or rooftop water tank, mechanical and telecommunication equipment:
    • Shall be screened subject to approval by the UPDA
    • Shall not be visible from any street
8.0 PARKING
8.1 Location Required parking stall shall be provided within the lot boundary
  • Required parking stall shall be provided within the lot boundary
  • Parking shall be underground wherever possible
  • If the surface parking is provided
    • Parking shall be provided at the side or rear of the development
    • With the exception of schools where parking is allowed in the front setback, parking shall not be allowed in the front setback or setbacks along any road
    • Parking shall be screened from view of the adjacent developments
8.2 Surfacing Parking shall be hard surfaced and provided with adequate drainage
8.3 Minimum Required Parking Stalls Villa - 2 parking stalls per unit shall be provided
  • Cultural centers - 1/50 m2 of GFA
  • Government offices - 1/50 m2 of GFA
  • Hospitals and health institutions - 1/50 m2 of GFA
  • Kindergarten / childcare facilities - 6% of the estimated no. of students
  • Libraries - 1/50 m2 of GFA
  • Medical and dental clinics - 1/50 m2 of GFA
  • Parks and Open Space - 1/1000 m2 of park area
  • School
    • Prmary schools - 6% of the estimated no. of students
    • Secondary schools - 12% of the estimated no. of students
  • Religious Institutions - 1/50 m2 of GFA
  • Tourism and cultural related Commercial uses - 1/50 m2 of GFA

 

8.4 Disabled Parking N/A
  • At least 2 parking stalls per public entrance shall be designated for the disabled
  • The location shall be immediately adjacent to the building entrance / access
8.5 Minimum Dimensions
  • N/A
  • 90 degree
    • 2.8 m x 5.5 m stalls
    • 7 m travel aisle
  • Disabled Stalls
    • 4.85 m (3.35 for vehicle + 1.5 for access) x 5.5 m
  • Angled parking permitted to the latest version of the Transportation Master Plan of Qatar
8.6 Minimum Shaded Areas
  • N/A
  • A minimum of 70% of parking stalls shall be shaded
  • Shaded parking structures must complement the architecture of the building
8.7 Circulation in Parking
  • N/A
  • Clearly designated and marked parking stalls, driveways and sidewalks within the parking lots shall be provided
  • Pedestrian circulation should link both the site and the building to the public pedestrian circulation system
8.8 Vehicular Access to Parking Lot
  • Only 1 vehicular ingress and egress point shall be allowed
  • Additional vehicular ingress and egress point shall be evaluated on case by case basis by the UPDA
9.0 FENCING AND WALLS
9.1 Location Fencing and walls in front, sides and rear yards shall be at the perimeter of the lot
9.2 Heights
  • Fencing or walls shall be minimum of 2 m and shall not exceed 2.5 m in height
  • Additional height
    • Shall be evaluated on case by case basis by the UPDA
    • Front fencing or walls shall conform with the height on directly adjacent lots
  • Fencing or walls shall be minimum of 2 m and shall not exceed 2.5 m in height
  • Additional height shall be evaluated on case by case basis by the UPDA
9.3 Materials
  • The rear and side boundary walls shall be solid walls at the minimum height specified
  • The front boundary wall
    • Shall be solid wall, the minimum height specified
    • Any material different from solid wall shall be subject to the approval of the UPDA
  • The rear and side boundary walls shall be solid walls at the minimum height specified
  • The front boundary structure
    • Shall be a fence, the minimum height specified
    • Landscape materials shall be used to complement the fence
    • The fence shall be minimum of 40% transparent unless other wise approved by the UPDA, but in no case shall it be less than 30% transparent
    • The materials shall be subject to the approval of the UPDA
10.0 CIRCULATION
10.1 Pedestrian N/A
  • Pedestrian ciculation shall link all buildings and amenities on site
  • Throughout the site development, all pedestrian linkages shall be a minimum 1.5 m wide
  • All pedestrian circulation shall be accesible to the disabled
10.2 Public Transit N/A
  • All pedestrian circulation should be located within 300 m (maximum) of public transit stops / depots / stations
11.0 SIGNAGE
11.1 Permitted
  • Signs are permitted as per the "State of Qatar External Public Signage Guidelines"
12.0 LANDSCAPING AND RECREATION
12.1 Minimum Width
  • N/A
  • Minimum depth and width of landscaped areas shall be evaluated on case-by-case basis by the UPDA
12.2 Maintenance
  • N/A
  • All landscaped areas shall be maintained in good condition by the owner / occupier / management committee of the subject property
12.3 Recreational Amenities
  • N/A
  • Public facilities and uses that are open to the public
    • Shall provide amenities such as outdoor seating areas or shaded shelters that are complementary to the use
    • Shall include landscaping and contribute to the overall public amenity
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