TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Changes For Phuket Environmental Regulations Announced

Category: Real estate, Posted:26 Apr 2010 | 06:00 am

A change to current regulations is expected to have substantial impact on development on the island which will see a new environmental regulation come into place for Phuket by the third quarter of this year – 2010. The existing guideline titled "The Announcement of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment – Specifications of Environment Protection Areas and Measures for Phuket B.E. 2546 is set to expire on September 30th.

"The Thai Government has released a new draft which has been reviewed by leading Bangkok legal firm Baker & McKenzie who have reviewed and released comments as follows:
The current version of the draft could substantially effect developments and land values in Phuket.
As an example land which is located in Zone 6 (40-60 meters above sea level) currently says that for slopes next exceeding 35% than buildings must be 8 meters or less.
Under the revision for slopes under 20% which allows 8 meters or less in heights for buildings, but for inclines of 20-50% only detached houses or single buildings of less than 6 meters in height are allowed.
For requirements in 'open' spaces, in the existing guidelines if an incline is less than 35%, then an 'open' area of not less than 40% of the total land area needs to be allowed.
On the new draft where slopes of 20-35% are existing, open areas of 70% are required while for slopes of 35-50%, then 75% must remain open."
The legal firm expects final guidelines to come out over the next few months or prior to the end of September. For those wanting more information they can contact Baker McKenzie in Bangkok for details of the full draft.
If you are developing or renovating property that has significant slopes, a complete review of the issue and perhaps expediting of build permits prior to the new regulation coming into effect might be advisable.

Other News

Read more

Direct International Flight For Koh Samui Coming

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Jul 2021 | 11:29 am Koh Samui is set for the resumption of international flights from Singapore on the 1st of August. Under the Samui Plus program and expecting increased demand, Bangkok Airways is taking this first step for the direct overseas service. The initial stage is three flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile in the Phuket […]
Read more

Thailand Property Takes Urban Flight As Lifestyle Takes Over

Category: Real estate, Posted:26 Jul 2021 | 06:00 am Thailand’s resort real estate markets have experienced a dramatic reset in buyer profiles over the past eighteen months of the pandemic. A strong wave of domestic demand has seen Thais flocking to the country’s leisure destinations and snapping up holiday or second homes. According to new data released by Thai property portal FazWaz, the popular […]
Read more

Just Another Sunday – Catch-Up

Category: Tourism, Posted:25 Jul 2021 | 15:08 pm It’s a great day to catch up on last week’s video sessions. Check out a replay of the special Business Insider Thailand Resort Property online event.  We also talk to a leading Thai developer on rewriting the map in Northwest Phuket, where a second resort-styled CBD is emerging and finally more on the ongoing Sandbox. […]