Abu Dhabi residents to benefit from the UPC?s new community facility planning standards

Every resident of Abu Dhabi will enjoy easy access to high- quality community facilities and services over the coming years under new Standards unveiled yesterday by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council UPC.

The new Abu Dhabi Community Facility Planning Standards CFPS set out the specific social, educational, cultural, recreational and healthcare facilities that must be provided in new and existing communities across the Emirate.

Depending on the size, demographics and needs of a development, these might include police stations, sports centres, schools and hospitals, amongst others.

The document provides policies and guidance for Government agencies, developers and planners as to the required number, type and location of community facilities in project proposals.