Has the 80m rule changed?

Why are they still building houses along “Millionaire’s Mile” in Kamala? Your newspaper covered the land law review last year and the outcome was that nothing has changed – no houses can be built on land 80m above sea level.

I checked Millionaire’s Mile and many houses there are being built above 80m limit. Has the law changed?

People ask me if it is legal to build there, I just want to know the current law for this particular spot in Kamala so I can advise them in accordance with current land law.

  • Asked on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | 05:48 PM
    John, Kamala.

The 80m law has not been changed and we have never approved a permit for any construction above the 80m limit.

You cannot estimate the elevation by the naked eye. We usually use GPS to measure the elevation before issuing a permit for any construction on high ground.

  • Answered on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | 05:48 PM
    Karun Seeden, President of Kamala Tambon Admistration Organization (OrBorTor).

As the 80m law has not been changed, every building above 80m above sea level is illegal.

Our office is collecting feedback from public hearings to determine whether exceptions to this law should be allowed, but the process is not yet complete.

If anyone sees illegal construction being done, please inform the local administration to investigate it. The local administration has the authority to stop it.

  • Answered on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | 05:48 PM
    Ong-art Chanacharnmongkol, Chief of Phuket Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment.

Any complaints against a government office can be filed at the Damrongtham Center at Provincial Hall on Narisorn Rd, Phuket City. The office is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Call 1567 or 076-213203.

  • Answered on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | 05:48 PM
    Phuket Gazette.
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