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TOWN PLANNING

  • In terms of the Spatial Planning Land Use Management Act of 2014 this department is tasked with all aspects of Forward Spatial Planning as well as Land Use Planning.

Functions

The Town Planning department is responsible for:

  • Spatial Planning
  • Land Use Management (Processing of rezoning’s, departures, subdivisions and consent use applications

Vision and objectives of the Department

  • The mission of the Town Planning Department is to effectively manage development in a sustainable manner, and to maintain a balance between conservation and development in order to create a pleasant living environment, and to promote the general well-being of the community.

Theewaterskloof Municipal Land Use Planning By-law, 2015

Theewaterskloof Municipal Land Use Planning By-law came into operation on 1 December 2015. This by-law replaces the Land Use Planning Ordinance, No 15 of 1985 (LUPO) and laws such as the Removal of Restrictions Act No 84 of 1967 (ROR).

The by-law gives effect to the municipal planning function allocated to municipalities in terms of Part B of Schedule 4 of the Constitution. It also gives effect to certain requirements set in the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) and the Western Cape Land Use Planning Act (mLUPA), both of which came into operation on 1 December 2015.