Setback Control

Building Front

Rear

Side

(Columns & Walls)
1st Storey

Terrace II

2m (Fixed) 2m 2m

Others4

Road Buffer 2m

2m

GCBA Road Buffer 3m

3m

2nd Storey

Terrace II

2m (Fixed) 2m 2m

Others4

Road Buffer 2m

2m

GCBA Road Buffer 3m

3m

3rd Storey

Terrace II

2m (Fixed) 2m 2m
Others Road buffer 3m

3m

Roof Eaves

Terrace II

1m 1m 1m

Others4

Green Buffer 1m

1m

GCBA Green Buffer 1.6m

1.6m

Others: Include Terrace I, Semi-Detached Houses and Bungalows outside GCBA.

  1. While the general planning guidelines (eg building setback from boundaries, attic, site coverage, building heights, etc) are applicable for most development proposals, URA may vary the guidelines for development proposals to minimise any potential impact they may have on the nearby developments after considering the specific site context and conditions.
  2. Front setback is taken to be the distance of the building to the road regardless of the orientation of the house. For site having multiple road frontages, the boundary from which the vehicle access point is located is deemed to be the front where road buffer will apply. For other boundaries, the buffer requirements will still apply except where they front a category 5 road, the minimum building setback requirement of side or rear where applicable, will apply. See para 33 for setback applicable for odd-shaped plots.
  3. Side setback requirements are not applicable to intermediate terrace houses.
  4. Include Terrace I, semi-detached houses and bungalows outside GCBA.
  5. Where the landed housing plot abuts a Good Class Bungalow Area, a 3m rear and side setback from the GCBA boundary will be applicable for any new erection, reconstruction or Addition and Alteration proposal on the landed housing plot.

Setback of Carporch, Terrace Area, Bay Window & Others

Building Front (min) Rear (min)

Side (min)

Carporch6 9
Terrace II

Columns

*2m *2m 2m
Roof Eaves *1m 1m

1m

Others2

Columns

2.4m4 2m 2m
Roof Eaves 2.4m4 1m

1m

GCBA

Columns

2.4m5 3m 3m
Roof Eaves 2.4m5 1.6m

1.6m

Terrace Area
Terrace II

Columns

* 2m *2m 2m
Roof Eaves *1m 1m

1m

Others2

Columns

2.4m5 2m 2m
Roof Eaves 2.4m5 1m

1m

GCBA

Columns

5.1m5 3m 3m
Roof Eaves 5.1m5 1.6m

1.6m

Bay Window3 / Planter Boxes / Minor Decorative Fins / Horizontal Sun-Shading Devices7

Terrace II NA 2m

2m

Others2

1st / 2nd Storey

7m5 2m 2m
3rd Storey 7m5 2.5m8

2.5m8

GCBA

1st / 2nd Storey

7m5 2.5m

2.5m

  1. While the general planning guidelines (eg. building setback from boundaries, attic, site coverage, building heights, etc) are applicable for most development proposals, URA may vary the guidelines for development proposals to minimise any potential impact they may have on the nearby developments after considering the specific site context and conditions.
  2. Include Terrace I semi-detached houses and bungalows outside GCBA.
  3. A bay window is a cantilevered window, and can be allowed within the front setback and 3rd storey rear and side setbacks (max 500mm protrusion into the setback distance) if it is raised at least 500mm above the floor slab. The setback is measured from the boundary to the external wall/glass for the bay window. See para 14b below.
  4. Applicable for sites fronting category 3 to 5 road. Car porch fronting a category 2 road would be allowed to encroach into the physical buffer but its length should not exceed the standard provision for a car park (5m).
  5. Applicable for sites fronting category 3 to 5 road.
  6. For site which slopes upward from the road level, ‘basement garage’ if permitted, is to comply with the setback requirement similar to that of a car porch. Applicable only for a car porch with max. width of 3.0m (column to column) facing the road. Additional covered car porches beyond the 3.0m width are to be set back in accordance with setback requirements for Terrace Area (e.g. 5.1m for front and 3.0m for side/rear are required for additional car porches proposed for GCBA).
  7. The horizontal sun-shading devices refer to light weight cantilevered screens for sun-shading purposes without vertical supports, which do not significantly increase the building bulk.
  8. Landed housing under the Envelope Control guidelines will be subject to 2m setback control.
  9. The required setback distance for the accessible area on the car porch roof/terrace area when used as open balcony/garden shall follow the requisite setback of the main building.

(Information extracted from Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA))

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