Outline plans regulate the land uses in a defined area, e.g. residential construction, public buildings, public open spaces, industry etc. National outline plans refer to issues of national importance, such as highways, electric or water infrastructure, national parks and the location of cities, towns and villages. District outline plans relate to all or part of … read more
A plan for a “detention center” for immigrants who enter the country illegally (mostly from Sudan and Eritrea). In its original version, NOP 46 was designed to allow the administrative detention of up to 11,000 people, mainly from Africa, for 3 years and more. The Hebrew acronym for a national outline plan is TaMA.
A national plan for strengthening older buildings (the permits for their construction was issued before 1.1.1980) against earthquakes. The plan grants developers rights to add extra floors and apartments to existing buildings which will be sold to cover the cost of the strengthening. It also allows the old building to be demolished and a new … read more
National Housing Committees (also known by the Hebrew acronym VaDaL) were instituted in 2011 to expedite building of large residential projects to avert the housing crisis. The committees have the authority to require inclusion of smaller apartments and/or rental housing to ensure that provisions are made for lower-middle income families. Bimkom has submitted objections to … read more
A non-statutory plan, similar in nature to an outline plan, which designates land use (where to build housing, schools, parks, infrastructure etc.). The disadvantage of a master plan is that it is not deposited for public review. The advantage is that such a plan can delineate a locality’s planning preferences, without the need for statutory … read more
During the British Mandate period, Palestine (including Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip) was divided into 6 administrative districts. Each district was a planning area, and a regional outline plan was approved for each one of these. The mandatory regional outline plans thus covered vast areas, but contained enough detailed provisions to allow … read more
The area under the authority and responsibility of a municipality. In Israel, municipalities such as cities, towns, local and regional councils are responsible for many aspects of daily lives within their jurisdiction areas, e.g., education, disposal of garbage etc. In most cases they also have partial authority over planning issues, but are subject to the … read more
The planning and building law of 1966 that applies to Area C of the West Bank except where the Jordanian planning law was amended in several Israeli military orders.
Planning ordinances that require a given share of new construction to be affordable by people with low to moderate incomes. The term inclusionary zoning indicates that these ordinances seek to counter exclusionary zoning practices, which aim to exclude low-cost housing from an area or project.
A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data in a digital format. Bimkom uses GIS to create maps of areas in which we work, which provide a variety of information about past, present and possible future land use.