Regulations

BUILD IN KOH SAMUI

Building regulations in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan :

The regulations in terms of construction in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are specific to these islands and we detail this in this article.

New environmental regulations for Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

Investors in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan must be aware that new regulations are now applicable in the region, the regulation of resources and the environment (approximate translation), promulgated on May 30, 2557 (2014) and hereinafter referred to as the environmental regulation).

The new environmental regulations do not replace the zoning regulations applicable to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. the rules of this environmental regulation apply in addition to zoning regulations, and as a result the new regulations Adds an additional chapter to zoning regulations.

The following is a brief summary of the basic rules flowing from this new environmental regulation that are relevant to the real estate sector, but this is not a thorough review. This new environmental regulation contains prohibitions on mining, petroleum extraction or similar levels and above sea level that the summary below does not deal with in detail, instead choosing to focus on the rules that relegate more directly to the real estate sector.

The new environmental regulations create seven (7) zones, which are added to the zones created by zoning regulations.

THE 7 ZONE TYPES

The sea (for example, the activities ofmining and petroleum extraction, etc.)

The land on the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan which are less than 80 metresabove sea level.

Zone 3 is subdivided into three sub-zones:

  • Area 3.1: land that is between 80 and 140 meters above sea level in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.
  • Area 3.2: land that is more than 140 meters above sea level in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.
  • Area 3.3: the grounds that are at 80 meters above sea level in Koh Tan.

Land on the islands of Koh mat, Koh fan, Koh Wang Nai, Koh Wang NOK, Koh rap, Koh mutsu ( all in Koh Samui district).

Land on the islands of Koh mat Deang, Koh mat Kong, Koh Hua ta Khea, Koh DIN, Koh meat up, Koh Ma Leang Pong, Koh Pan Yai, Koh SOM, Koh Lum Moo NOy, Koh leam Rai Nai, Koh leam Rai NOK (all in Koh Samui district).

Land on the islands of Koh Kong Keang, Koh Ma, Koh Kong tar Sadet, Koh tea NOK, Koh tea Nai (all in Koh Phangan district).

Land on the islands of Koh RA Yai, Koh Luk, Koh Ta Lu, Koh Jet Mool, Koh Pung, Koh Kong AOK, Koh na TIEN, Koh fan Nai, Koh RA Hin, Koh RA Tien (all in Koh Samui district).

Land on the islands of Koh Kong Sai Deang, Koh Kong, Koh Kong Nui, Koh Kong Rin (all in Koh Phangan district).

(1) land on the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan, Koh hang Tao.

(2) the surrounding marine areas are as follows:

Point 1:X 572000 Y 1130000

Point 2:X 610000 Y 1130000

Point 3:X 610000 Y 1102000

Point 4:X 572000 Y 1102000

Summary of areas

As is evident at first glance, Zone 2 and Zone 3 are those that directly relate to the real estate sector in Kohsamui and in Koh Phangan.

In zone 2, the following rules apply (standards that do not directly relegation to the real estate sector are not included):

  • The future construction of airports or golf courses is forbidden;
  • The future construction of water reservoirs is permitted, if such construction is not on the public domain and the structure does not block access to the beach;
  • The construction of hotels is permitted, so long as 50% of the land is kept vacant and << vert >> (made up of foliage, trees, etc.) and hosts native trees.
  • The construction of a residential project of ten (10) dwellings and more must include approved waste and wastewater treatment facilities.

In zone 3.1 and 3.3, the construction of residential dwellings is limited to a single dwelling, which:

  • Must not exceed 6 metres in height;
  • Must keep 50% of the vacant lot << green >>;
  • Must include an approved water drainage system to prevent flooding.
  • Must have an architectural design based on a traditional Thai, tropical or local aesthetic.
  • Must have a roof representing 80% of the total constructed area, and whose colour corresponds to the natural environment.
  • In addition, the surface of the land must be at least 100 square Wahs, otherwise the construction is forbidden.

In zone 3.2, the construction of residential dwellings is limited to a single dwelling, which:

  • Must not exceed 6 metres in height.
  • Must not exceed 90 m2 on the surface.
  • Must keep 50% of the vacant lot and << green >>.
  • Must include an approved water drainage system to prevent flooding.
  • Must have an architectural design based on a traditional Thai, tropical or local aesthetic.
  • Must have a roof representing 80% of the total constructed area, the colour of which corresponds to the natural environment.
  • In addition, the surface of the land must be at least 100 square Wahs, otherwise the construction is forbidden.

Additional rules for the construction of hotels in all areas:

  • The design of the hotel must include treatment facilities for waste and wastewater.
  • For a hotel of more than 10 rooms or that is 500 m2 or more, an environmental impact assessment (<< EIA>>)is required.
  • For a hotel of more than 80 rooms or with a total area exceeding 400 m2, a EIAcomplete i s required.

In all areas, where the terrain at a slope between 35 and 50 degrees, only one dwelling is allowed:

  • Which must not exceed 6 meters in height.
  • Which must not exceed 80 m2 of surface area.
  • Which must retain 75% of the vacant land, and 50% of the vacant land << vert >> with native essences.
  • In addition, the surface of the land must be at least 120 square, otherwise the construciton is forbidden.

When the terrain has a slope greater than 50 degrees, the construction is forbidden.

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