LAND ZONING

Commercial and industrial buildings fall under a few different broad land use zonings. To find out the permissible uses of the building, please check the land use zoning of the site by referring to the Master Plan 2008.

In Master Plan 2008 Written Statement, the permissible uses under the respective land use zonings are as follows:

Zoning: Residential with Commercial at 1st Storey

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for residential development with commercial use at the 1st storey only.

Residential developments, without any commercial use, may be allowed subject to evaluation by the competent authority.

Example of Developments
Flats with commercial uses at 1st storey
Shophouse
Residential Developments (e.g. Flats)

Remarks
Commercial areas are normally restricted to the 1st storey.

Commercial areas may be allowed above and/or below the 1st storey subject to evaluation by the competent authority.

Where the competent authority allows commercial areas above and/or below the 1st storey, the total quantum of the floor area of commercial uses in the 1st and other storeys shall not exceed the maximum allowable floor area at the 1st storey.

Zoning: Commercial & Residential

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for mixed residential and commercial purposes.

Hotels may be allowed subject to evaluation by the competent authority.

Example of Developments
Mixed Commercial & Residential development (e.g. Shopping/Office & Residential)
Hotel

Remarks
Commercial areas shall not be located above residential areas. The minimum quantum for commercial and related uses shall be determined by the competent authority with regard to the locality concerned. The commercial quantum shall not, unless otherwise allowed by the competent authority exceed 40% of the maximum allowable floor area.

Zoning: Commercial

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for commercial development.

Hotels and Recreation Clubs may be allowed subject to evaluation by the competent authority.

Example of Developments
Offices
Mixed Uses (e.g. Office/Shopping/Cinema/Hotel/Flat)
Convention/Exhibition Centre
Commercial School
Bank
Market/Food Centre/ Restaurant
Cinema
Entertainment
Foreign Trade Mission/ Chancery
Hotel
Recreation Club
Medical suite
Clinic

Remarks
The developments in this zone are subject to controls on the type and quantum of commercial uses as determined by the competent authority.

Zoning: White

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used for commercial, hotel, residential, sports & recreational and other compatible uses, or a combination of two or more of such uses as a mixed use development.

Example of Developments
A development for any one or more of the following uses:
Residential
Office
Shop
Hotel
Serviced Apartments
Recreation Club
Association
Convention/ Exhibition Centre
Entertainment

Remarks
To realise the overall planning intention for an area, specific controls on quantum and types of uses may be imposed in some areas.

Zoning: Business Park

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for business park operations.

Example of Developments
Business Park
Science Park

Remarks
At least 85% of the total floor area shall be used for any combination of business park operations (as may be defined and set out in guidelines issued by the competent authority on Business Park) and other permitted ancillary uses. Not more than 40% of the total floor area comprised in this 85% shall be used for other permitted ancillary uses.

Not more than 15% of the total floor area shall be used for uses permissible under White zone.

Zoning: Business Park – White

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for business park operations and uses permissible under White zone as a mixed use development.

Example of Developments
Mixed Business Park and commercial,residential, hotel (or other compatible uses) development.
Mixed Science Park and commercial, residential, hotel (or other compatible uses) development.

Remarks
The quantum for the uses permissible under White zone shall not exceed the percentage of the total floor area specified in the Amendment Plan. For example, for a site zoned as BP-W[40], the total quantum of permissible White use shall not exceed 40% of the total floor area of the development.

The Business Park use quantum shall be used for any combination of business park operations (as may be defined and set out in guidelines issued by the competent authority on Business Park) and other permitted ancillary uses. Not more than 40% of the total floor area of the Business Park use quantum shall be used for other permitted ancillary uses.

Zoning: Business 1 (B1)

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for clean industry, light industry, warehouse, public utilities, and telecommunication uses and other public installations for which the relevant authority does not impose a nuisance buffer greater than 50m.

Certain general industrial uses that are able to meet the nuisance buffer requirements of not more than 50m imposed by the relevant authority may be allowed in the B1 zones, subject to evaluation by the relevant authority and the competent authority.

Example of Developments
Computer software development
Distribution services
Assembly and repair of computer hardware and electronic equipment
Printing, publishing and allied industries
Packing of dried foodstuff
Warehouse except for storage of chemicals

Remarks
The quantum of permitted ancillary uses shall not exceed 40% of the total floor area.

The types of B1 and ancillary uses that may be allowed are subject to the evaluation of the competent authority and other relevant authorities.

Zoning: Business 2 (B2)

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used for clean industry, light industry, general industry, warehouse, public utilities and telecommunication uses and other public installations.

Special industries such as manufacture of industrial machinery, shipbuilding and repairing, may be allowed in selected areas subject to evaluation by the competent authority.

Example of Developments
Developments allowed under B1 and for the following:
Biotechnology
Manufacture of electrical apparatus and supplies
Vehicle repair and servicing
Manufacture of furniture and fixtures
Warehouse
Electric Substation
Industry/power generation plant
Gas Installation

Remarks
The quantum of permitted ancillary uses shall not exceed 40% of the total floor area.

The types of B2 and ancillary uses that may be allowed are subject to the evaluation of the competent authority and other relevant authorities.

Zoning: Business 1 – White

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for uses permissible under B1 zone and White zone as a mixed use development.

Example of Developments
A development for any one or more uses that may be allowed under B1 zone and White zone.

Remarks
A minimum plot ratio must be achieved for the B1 uses before White uses can be allowed.For example, for a site zoned as “4.2 [B-2.5] W” , the permissible B1 uses must achieve a minimum plot ratio of 2.5 before White uses can be allowed subject to the maximum prescribed plot ratio of 4.2 for the whole development.

The quantum of permitted ancillary uses shall not exceed 40% of the total floor area for B1 uses.

The types of B1, White and ancillary uses that may be allowed are subject to the evaluation of the competent authority and other relevant authorities.

Zoning: Business 2 – White

Permissible Uses
These are areas used or intended to be used mainly for uses permissible under B2 zone and White zone as a mixed use development.

Example of Developments
A development for any one or more uses that may be allowed under B2 zone and white zone.

Remarks
A minimum plot ratio must be achieved for the B2 uses before White uses can be allowed. For example, for a site zoned as “4.2 [B-2.5] W”, the permissible B2 uses must achieve a minimum plot ratio of 2.5 before White uses can be allowed subject to the maximum prescribed plot ratio of 4.2 for the whole development.

The quantum of permitted ancillary uses shall not exceed 40% of the total floor area for B2 uses.

The types of B2, White and ancillary uses that may be allowed are subject to the evaluation of the competent authority and other relevant authorities.

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18 USE CLASSES

A Use Class is a broad group of building uses with similar mode of operations or impact to the surrounding. There are 18 Use Classes:

Class 1 – Shop
Class 2 – Office
Class 3 – Restaurant
Class 4 – Amusement Centre
Class 5 – Motor Vehicle Showroom
Class 6 – Theatre
Class 7 – Light Industrial Building
Class 8 – General Industrial Building
Class 9 – Special Industrial Building
Class 10 – Warehouse
Class 11 – Convalescent Home
Class 12 – Child Care Centre
Class 13 – Community Building
Class 14 – Sports and Recreation Building
Class 15 – Nightclub
Class 16 – Pet Shop
Class 17 – Community Sports and Fitness Building
Class 18 – Commercial School

 

 

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