Chapter 17: Zoning Regulations or Area Standards
17-1.1. In addition to the general condition as specified in clause No. 25-1.2.to
17-1.10. Special conditions applicable to different categories of plots shall be applicable.
17-1.2. Chamfering for corner Plots
17-1.2.1 Unless otherwise specified in FIGURE -3, the corners of all plots abutting on two intersecting roads for auto vehicles shall be champhered as follows:-
a). From 30ft(9.0m) to 59ft (17.9m) width of the road, distance should be 6 ft. (1.83).
b). From 60 ft. (18m) to 109ft. (33.22m) width of the road, the distance should be 9 ft. (2.74m).
c). From 110 ft. (33.53m) and above width of the road, the distance
should be 15 ft. (4.56m).
d). In case building about on service road the champhered will be governed on the width of the service road.
17-1.3.1.Boundary walls or any other structures in the front of the plot shall be totally within the plot.
17-1.3.2.For those sides of building which abut property line, no openings, projections or attachments of any nature whatsoever shall be permitted, except for those buildings where property lines abut on to a public street or a permanently open space.
17-1.4. Ancillary structures
17-1.4.1. Area of the car porch in house shall not be included in FAR, up to a maximum of 3809 Sq.ft. (35sq.m). If car porch is constructed in front or side COS, maximum clear overall height shall not exceed 8 ft. (2.43m) from the floor level of the plot, and a maximum depth of 20 ft. (6m) shall be allowed along the property line. No construction or occupancy shall be allowed over it within COS. However, any construction above car porch outside the COS shall be included in the FAR.
17-1.4.2.Staircase tower over the stair shaft shall be allowed with maximum clear height of 10 ft. (3m). This area shall be not included in FAR.
17-1.4.3.Guard from of maximum 64 Sq.ft. (5.95 Sq.m) area having maximum height of 10 ft. (3m) from centre of the roads shall be allowed in the front COS in all type of plots having an area of 400 Sq.yds. (335 Sq.m) and above.
17-1.4.4.The loft area up to a maximum height of 5ft. (1.52m) on bathroom and kitchen shall not be included in FAR .
17-1.5. Space between blocks in Residential Plots.
In case where a number of Block are designed within the plot boundary, open space between two block on front and rear sides of the blocks hall be 50% of the height of the block minimum 30ft. (9m) and minimum open space between the blocks on other two sides of the blocks shall be 20% and minimum 15ft. (4.56m) of the height of the block as illustrated in FIGURE-4 & FIGURE-5.
17-1.6. Landscaped and recreation space.
17-1.6.1. In all residential and residential –cum-commercial projects for public sale, a minimum of 30% of the mandatory open spaces shall be properly landscaped. This landscaped space shall be left open to sky and shall not be used for parking of vehicles.
17-1.6.2. For all public sale/public use/industrial and commercial plots exceeding 600 Sq.yds. (502 Sq.m) a minimum of 8% of the permissible floor area ratio shall be provided for recreation facilities/children play area/prayer area. This area shall not be included in the total floor area up to a maximum of 8% of total floor area.
17-1.7. Exemptions from FAR.
17-1.7.1. In all commercial, public sale, public use and industrial buildings the following areas shall be excluded from FAR.
a). Car, parking including ramps and driveways
b). Building services area, such as sub-station, plant rooms lift shafts, lift machine rooms, electrical and mechanical dusts and electric power generator apace.
c). Arcades, if provided.
17-1.8.Height related setbacks of buildings
For all buildings except houses the height of building will be such that it would not intersect an imaginary line from the opposite side of the main road serving the building at an angle of 60c with the horizontal. (Not applicable on chimney shaft of industrial buildings, flag masts and communication equipments, FIGURE-6).
No workshop for denting, painting or repairing of vehicles shall be allowed on commercial plots. In addition, a building intended to carry out dangerous and offensive trades, trades emitting obnoxious smell, factories and mills which produce noise, smell, smoke or other nuisance shall not be allowed to be constructed on commercial plots.
- Height Restriction of the Building.
17-1.10.1. The restricted flying gap and safety zone as prescribed by the Civil Aviation Authority and PAF shall be taken into consideration while determining the health of the building.
17-1.10.2. The height of the building shall not be above the podium level of 91ft. (27.72m) MSL within ¾ mile (1.2 K.m) radius of Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum.
17-2.1. Building Bulk Standards
All Residential house /bungalows shall observe the following standards, except where any of these standards are in conflict with Clause 17-9, in which case Clause 17-9 shall prevail.
|PLOT SIZE (Sq.yds)||FOOT PRINT||FAR||MINIMUM COS FRONT||MINIMUM COS SIDES||MINIMUM COS REAR|
|Up to 59 (49.5m2)||85%||1:2||None||None||15 Sq.ft. (4.5Sq.m) with min width 3ft. (0.9m)|
|60-119 (50.4-1002)||85%||1:2||3 ft. (0.9m)||None||Courtyard 5ft.(1.5m) x 5ft.(1.5m)|
|120-199 (100.8-167m2)||75%||1:2||3 ft. (0.9m)||None||3 ft. (0.9m)|
|200-299 (168-251.3m2)||65%||1:2||5 ft. (1.5m)||5ft. (1.5m)|
on one side
|7 ft. (2.13m)|
|300-399 (252-325.2m-2)||65%||1:1.8||5 ft. (1.5m)||5ft. (1.5m)|
on one side
|400-499 (336-419.3m2)||55%||1:1.5||7.5 ft. (2.25m)||5 ft. 1.5m)||7ft. (2.13m)|
|500-999 (420-839.5m2)||50%||1:1||10 ft. (3m)||7 ft. (2.1m)||7.5 ft. (2.25m)|
|1000-1499 (840.31259.6m2)||45%||1:1||15 ft. (4.56m)||7 ft. (2.1m)||10ft. (3m)|
|1500 (1260.5m2) & larger||40%||1:1||15 ft. (4.56m)||7 ft. (2.1m)||10 ft. (3m)|
Note: – Plots where original allotment conditions or previous rules provide for higher FAR than the one provide in the above chart (17-2.1) the FAR which are on higher side shall be adopted and numbers of floors shall be
allowed in accordance with the allowable quantum of FAR.
17-2.2. Other Conditions.
17-2.2.1.Subject to the General Conditions as defined in Clause 17-1.
17-2.2.2.Height of all houses/bungalows measured from Plinth level but excluding parapet, overhead tank, lift machine room if required, staircase rower, and barsati, shall not exceed 35 ft. (10.66m) or three stories whichever is less (except for category H-plots of 4000 sq.yds and above where height of 72 ft 6 stories whichever is less will prevail).
17-2.2.3.Plots abutting a public street on the rear shall be exempted from the provision of rear COS up to Plot size of 59 Sq.yds. (49.57 Sq.m). For plots greater than 59 Sq.yds (49.57 Sq.m), the rear COS shall be 50%.
17-3.1. Building Bulk Standards.
All Commercial plots shall observe the following standards, except where any of these standards are in conflict with Clause 17-9, in which case Clause 17-9 shall prevail.
|PLOTS SIZE (Sq.Yds)||FOOT PRINT||FAR||MINIMUM ARCADE||MINIMUM COS SIDES UPTO 30FT.(9M) HEIGHT||MINIMUM COS SIDES ABOVE 30FT.(9M) HEIGHT||MINIMUM COS REAR UPTO 30FT.(9M) HEIGHT||MINIMUM COS REAR ABOVE 30FT.(9M) HEIGHT|
|Up to 60 (50.42 m2)||90%||1:2||8 ft.(2.5 M)|
|None||None||5ft. (1.5m) x 5ft. (1.5m)||5ft. (1.5m) x 5ft. (1.5m)|
|None||5ft. (1.5m) x 5ft. (1.5m)||—-|
|GF 85% Upper Fir-75%||1:4||5 ft. (1.5m) on one side only|
|10% of building height above 30 ft. (9m), with a minimum of 5ft. (1.5m)||7 ft. (2.1m)||7 ft. (2.1m)|
|10% of building height above 30 ft. (9m), with a minimum of 10ft. (3m)|
|400-599 (335-501m2)||1:5||5ft. (1.5m)||8 ft. (2.5m)|
|75%||1:5||7 ft. for 1000- 1999 Sq.yds.|
10 ft. (3m) for over 2000 Sq. yds.
|10% of building height above 30 ft. (9m), with a minimum of 10ft. (3m)|
1000-2000 (836-1672m2) larger
17-3.2. Other Conditions.
1). For plots abutting public at street at the rear, COS above 30 ft (9m) shall be only minimum as specified for plot size.
2). Plots where the allotment condition or previous rules permit for higher FAR than the FAR noted in the above chart (17-3.1), the allotment condition or previous regulation which provide for higher FAR shall be adopted.
3). In case of corner plot, COS on sides abutting the lane or road shall be condoned arcade will be provided.
17-4.Flat Sites Category
|S NO.||FOOT PRINT||F.A.R||MINIMUM COS FRONT||MINIMUM COS SIDES||MINIMUM COS REAR|
|1.||40%||1:2.75||20 ft. (6m)||20 ft. (6m)||20 ft. (6m)|
17-4.1.Subject to the General Conditions as defined in Clause 17-1.
- Amenity Plots
17-5.1. Subject to the General Conditions as defined in Clause 17-1.
|S.NO.||PLOT SIZE||FOOT PRINT||F.A.R||MINIMUM COS FRONT (ft)||MINIMUM COS SIDES (Ft.)||MINIMUM COS REAR (Ft.)|
|1.||LESS THAN 1.0 ACRE||50%||1:1.5||10 (3m)||10 (3m)||10 (3m)|
|2.||1.0 ACRE AND ABOVE||50%||1:.1.5||20 (6m)||20 (6m)||20 (6m)|