Aiming to reduce construction costs for landowners, the department of urban planning and municipalities(DPM) issued new legislation regulating the construction of private villas in Abu Dhabi.
The new legalization regulations are aligned with the Abu Dhabi Government Accelerators Programme, Ghadan 21, to review the infrastructure policies and reduce building costs, state news agency WAM reported.
The legislation reduces the minimum size of bedrooms, kitchens, dining areas and majlis seating areas in response to feedback from landowners requesting more flexibility.
As part of the new law, landowners will no longer have to construct a hallway in their new home, and the maximum height for side fences has now been lowered from six to four metres, all of which will reduce the cost of construction, WAM said.
It added that the new legislation also allows landowners to build extensions to their properties overlooking a street.