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In Accordance with Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (year 2003) -
Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning:
VERY Basic and General, there are exceptions and several clauses!!
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With reference to the above illustration:
:: Zone No. 1: Color = Red 0 to 50 meters from the sea shore measured at High Tide No Building / Construction within the first 20 meters from the coastal-line (normally the boundary on the land title deed) Building Height AGL (Above Ground Level) = maximum 6 meters for residential purpose Building Height = maximum 5 meters for industrial purpose Building Area coverage = maximum 25% for residential Building Area coverage = maximum 60% for industrial :: Zone No. 2: Color = Yellow 0 to 150 meters from the boundary of Zone No. 1 Building Height = maximum 12 meters Building Area coverage = maximum 70% for residential Building Area coverage = maximum 90% for commercial :: Zone No. 3: Color = Navy Blue 0 to 200 meters from the boundary of Zone No. 2 Building Height = maximum 16 meters Building Area coverage = maximum 70% for residential Building Area coverage = maximum 90% for commercial :: Zone No. 4: Color = Pink Phuket Municipality Building Height = maximum 12 meters for the "Old Town" Sino-Portuguese style. Building Area coverage = maximum 84% or 70% is the style is different from the Sino Portuguese style! Building Height = maximum 45 meters for "High density area". Building Area coverage = maximum 70% Building Height = maximum 60 meters for "Very high density area". Building Area coverage = maximum 70% :: Zone No. 5: Color = Light Green Building Height = maximum 6 or 12 meters (depends upon approval from local OrBorTor (Sub-district)) Building Area coverage = maximum 70% :: Zone No. 6: Color = Dark Brown 40 to 80 meters above MSL (Mean Sea Level) Building Height = maximum 8 meters Building Area coverage = maximum 60% Gradient / slope more than 19 degrees or 35% = Building (or modification of existing) is not permitted! :: Zone No. 7: Color = Dark Green 80+ meters above MSL Building (or modification of existing) = Not permitted!! :: Zone No. 8: Color = Light Brown none of the above Building Height = maximum 23 meters Building Area coverage = maximum 70% Zoning in Phuket
In Accordance With Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning:
Below you will find a short description of the Zoning colors (please note, the colors are different from the Building Regulations):
= Low density populated area = Yellow color = Medium density populated area = Orange color = High density populated area = Red color = Industrial + warehouse area = Purple color = Special industrial area = Light Purple color = Rural and agricultural area = Dark Green color = Open area for recreation and conservation of environment = Light Green color = National Park area = Light Green color with White stripe = on some maps = National Park = White color, instead of the Light Green with White stripe = Educational institution = Olive Green color = Thai culture promotional area = Light Brown color = Religious institution = Light Gray color = Government office and/or public utility area = Navy Blue color = Communication & Transportation = Pink color FYI - For Your Information:
The Maps are dated in accordance with the Thai Buddhist Calendar; and should be revised every five years:
BE (Bahai Era) 2542 = AD (Anno Domini) 1999 BE 2543 = AD 2000 BE 2544 = AD 2001 BE 2545 = AD 2002 BE 2546 = AD 2003 BE 2547 = AD 2004 BE 2548 = AD 2005 BE 2549 = AD 2006 BE 2550 = AD 2007 BE 2551 = AD 2008 BE 2552 = AD 2009 BE 2553 = AD 2010 BE 2554 = AD 2011 BE 2555 = AD 2012 BE 2556 = AD 2013 BE 2557 = AD 2014 BE 2558 = AD 2015 BE 2559 = AD 2016 BE 2560 = AD 2017 BE 2561 = AD 2018 Map Symbols:
Below you will find a short description of the Map symbols used:
= Boundary to Municipality = Boundary to Sub-district (Tumbon) = Boundary to District (Amphur) = Boundary to Province (Changwat) = Boundary to National Park = Boundary to Royal Forest Department and/or national park = Road, old = Road, expanded = Road, projected = Bridge
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