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CE2211: Civil Engineering Methods

U.D.A. PLANNING &BUILDING


REGULATIONS

Faculty of Engineering
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

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LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Development Plan

Gazette notifications

Circulars

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Planning & Building Regulations

CCDP
1985 Other Areas
1999 1986
2008
Except..

SJK

DMMC

Maharagama UC

Kaduwela MC

Homagama PS
GAZETT NOTIFICATIONS

Law No. 41 of 1978


Section 8
Planning & Building Regulations

Section 21
1986 Extraordinary Gazette No. 392/9
2009 Extraordinary Gazette No. 1597/8
2011 Extraordinary Gazette No. 1701/13

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PLANNING REGULATIONS

ZONNNING

PLOT SIZE

FLOOR AREA RATIO

ROAD FRONTAGE

OPEN SPACE

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GENERAL REGULATIONS

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Plot Size
Public Assembly and Public Buildings
Regulation 17 (1) & Form C of Schedule III

Minimum Plot Size = 300 sq.m. (12p)

for

G
G+1
G+2
G+3
Plot Size
Buildings Other than
Public Assembly and Public Buildings
Regulation 17 (1) & Form C of Schedule III

Minimum Plot Size = 150 sq.m. (6p)

for

G
G+1
G+2
G+3

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Plot Size
High Rise Buildings
Regulation 27 (1)

Minimum Plot Size = 1000 sq.m. (40p)


Shortest Side of the Site = 20m.

for

G+4 or more

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Road Frontage
Buildings other than
Public Assembly and Public Buildings
Form C of Schedule III

Minimum Frontage = 6 m.

for

G
G+1
G+2
G+3

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Road Frontage
Public Assembly and Public Buildings
Regulation 17 (1) & Form C of Schedule III

Minimum Frontage = 12 m.

for

G
G+1
G+2
G+3

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Road Frontage
High Rise Buildings
Regulation 27 (1)

Minimum Frontage = 20 m.

for

G+4 or more

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Road Frontage
Dead End
Regulation 17 (2)

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PLOT USAGE

Plot Coverage

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

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Plot Coverage
Regulation 25 & Form E of Schedule III

Plot Coverage = Ground Floor Plinth Area x 100


Land Area

Dwelling Units, Hotels, Hostels, Guest


66 2/3 %
Houses & Public Assembly Buildings

Offices, Shops, Other Commercial


& Industrial Buildings 80 %

Land Extent 150 sq.m. (6P)


Dwelling Units, Hotels, Hostels, Guest
Houses & Public Assembly Buildings
Buildable Area (Plinth Area) = 100 sq.m.

Land Extent 300 sq.m. (12P)


Offices, Shops, Other Commercial
& Industrial Buildings
Buildable Area (Plinth Area) = 240 sq.m.
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Floor Area Ratio
Regulation 15 (1)

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) = Ground Floor Area & All Floors of the Building
Land Area

Max. Floor Area Ratio on Any Site = 1 : 2.75

In special cases FAR may be permitted to exceed up to 30 % subject to service charge


considering the infrastructure availability and land values of the area.

Land Extent 150 sq.m. (6P)


Maximum Floor Area = 412.5 sq.m.

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Rear Space
Regulation 26 (2) & 26 (4)

Road
W
What is Rear Space?
The Space further from any Street

If more than one access, the rear

Road
space shall be the space which is
furtherst from the widest street.

Rear Space = r (Where W is more


r than W1)
W1
For irregular shaped blocks,
authority may decide where
appropriate.

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Splaying of Street Corners
Regulation 32

Road Centre Lines

W1

Any buildings including


boundary walls or fences to
Road
be erected at the corner of
two streets be rounded off
W2
Land Plot or splayed

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Rear Space
Regulation 26 (1)

Road at Rear 6m

Rear Space is not required, if the rear


Building Building Line If any of the Site abuts on to a Public Street
not less than 6m in width

Site

Access Road

Side Space
80 cm Regulation 26 (5)

If a Space is provided for


maintenance of the building, the
Building Building Space should be Min. 80 cm

Access Road

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Rear Space
Regulation 26 (1)

Rear Space = 2.25 m.

Maximum 2 Storeys

G
G+1

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Rear Space
Regulation 26 (1)

Rear Space = 3 m.
Maximum 4 Storeys

G
G+1
G+2
G+3

Or
Building Height
Less than 15 m

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Rear Space
High Rise Buildings
Regulation 30 (2)

Rear Space (X) = Height of the Building


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for

G + 4 or More

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Side Space
High Rise Buildings
Regulation 30 (1)

Side Space (d) = Height of the Building


(At least on one side)
4
or

5.5 m

Whichever is less

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BUILDING REGULATIONS

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REGULATION INSIDE THE BUILDING

Internal heights

Natural light & ventilation

Internal dimensions

Staircases

Differently able peoples requirements.

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Floor Area & Internal
Dimensions
Habitable Room in Dwelling Units
Regulation 39 & Form 1 of Schedule III

Kitchen Living

If there are only one room


Bath in a Dwelling unit
Room
Minimum Width = 3.0 m
3m Minimum Area = 11 sq.m.
First Room
Area=11 sq.m.

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Floor Area & Internal
Dimensions
Habitable Room in Dwelling Units
Regulation 39 & Form 1 of Schedule III

If there are more than one


room in a Dwelling unit
1.8 m
Living
Kitchen First Room
Minimum Width = 2.4 m
Bath
Room
Minimum Area = 8.5 sq.m.

Additional Room
2.4 m First Room
Area=8.5 sq.m. Minimum Width = 2.4 m
Additional Room Minimum Area = 7.5 sq.m.
Area = 7.5 sq.m. 2.4 m

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Floor Area & Internal
Dimensions
Habitable Bath, Toilet, and Combined Toilet & Bath
Regulation 40 & Form J of Schedule III
1.2 m
1.2 m

0.9 m
0.9 m

Bath
Toilet

0.9 m 1.7 m

Combined Toilet & Bath

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Internal Heights (Minimum)
Toilets, Bathrooms & Corridors
Regulation 42 (1)

2.1 m Corridor

2.1 m
Bath
Toilet Room

GL

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Internal Heights (Minimum)
Rooms other than Toilets, Bathrooms & Corridors
Regulation 42 (2)

2.7 m
Beams
Living

2.7 m
2.4 m

Bed Room
Bed Room

GL

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Internal Heights (Minimum)
Air Conditioned Rooms
Regulation 42 (3)

2.4 m
Bed Room

2.4 m
Living Room
Bed Room

GL

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Internal Heights (Minimum)
Sloping Roof
Regulation 43

In case of Sloping Roof the height


at the Mid Point should be 2.4 m
and the lowest height at any point
should be 2.1 m

Mid Point

2.4 m
2.1 m
Living
Bed Room
GL

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Sources
Regulation 45 (1) & 45 (2)

Every room in a building shall be provided with natural light


and ventilation by means of Windows, Doors, or any other
approved openings

Natural Light & Ventilation can be obtained from;

A Public Street or a Street on which the owner or the building


has a Right of Way;

A Courtyard or Open Space located in the Building Site

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Basement Rooms
Regulation 52

Ventilation
Ground Floor

1/3 h
GL GL
h
2/3 h
Basement

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Standard Light Plane
Regulation 51 (1)
Standard Light Plane

G+5
G+4
G+3
G+2
G+1

G
GL
63 1/2o
Site Boundary
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Natural Light & Ventilation
Structures Allowed to Intersect
Standard Light Plane
Regulation 51 (1)
Standard Light Plane

Maximum width of Projection


G+5 of Sunshade or Eave (x) = 1 m
G+4
G+3
x
G+2
Sunshade or Eave
G+1

G GL
63 1/2o
Site Boundary
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Natural Light & Ventilation
External Open Space for Buildings
Regulation 51 (2) & (3)
Requirements

Minimum width (x) = 2.25 m


The Face of Building shall not
intersect the Standard Light Plan

Standard Light Plane Open Space should exclusively


attached to the Building

G+2 In case of Toilets & Bathrooms = 1 m


Minimum width of Open Space

63 1/2o G+1

G
Site Boundary
GL
x
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Natural Light & Ventilation
External Open Space for Buildings
Regulation 51 (2) & (3) Height (m) X (m)

Standard Light Plane 6

9
G+2 h2
12

h1 15
63 1/2o G+1
. .
. .
G h
Site Boundary . .
GL . .
x1 . .
h h/2
x2
x3 X = Space required for light & ventilation in relation to h

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Bath Room &Toilets
Regulation 48 (1) & Form G of Schedule III

Area of Opening = B

A
B =
10

Toilet
100 % of the Opening
should be Openable
Floor Area = A

Ventilation

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Vehicle Parking Garage
Regulation 48 (5) & Form G of Schedule III

A
B =
10

Garage 50 % of the Opening


should be Openable

If more than 5 vehicles shall


have at least 50 % of the area
of two or more sides of the
Floor Area = A Room as openings to allow for
cross ventilation

Ventilation

Open Area = B

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Factories & Warehouses
Regulation 48 (1) & Form G of Schedule III

Window Area = B A
B =
10

50 % of the Window
should be Openable

Factory Floor Area = A

Ventilation

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Natural Light & Ventilation
All other Rooms
Regulation 48 (1) & Form G of Schedule III

Window Area = B A
B =
7

50 % of the Window
should be Openable

Room
Floor Area = A

Ventilation

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Special Provision
Regulation 49

Room 1
d/2 Room 1 & Room 2 could be
Room 2 considered as one room
d and the window are should
be accordingly provided

Ventilation

Open Area = B

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Buildings other than Factory & Warehouses
Regulation 46 (1)

Ventilation Ventilation

10 m 10 m
Maximum Distance allowed from
the opening = 10 m
&
Maximum perpendicular
3m distance allowed from = 3 m the
edge of the opening

10 m

Ventilation 3m Perpendicular Distance

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Natural Light & Ventilation
Factory & Warehouses
Regulation 46 (2)

Ventilation Ventilation

12 m 12 m
Maximum Distance allowed
from the opening = 12 m
&
Maximum perpendicular
3m distance allowed from = 3 m the
edge of the opening
12 m

Ventilation 3m Perpendicular Distance

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Entry & Exit to the Parking Facilities
Buildings Internal Roads in
Verandahs Office Complex
Stair Cases Roads &
Sloping Roads Pavements
Lifts Road Name Boards
Toilets & Bath Rooms & Advertisement
Light Signals
Electric Post &
Telephone Post etc.
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