The City of Cape Town is expected to
adopt a new planning by-law in the next few months.
This follows more than 270 property owners
being fined for contravening the city’s land use and building regulations.
The city’s new planning by-law is expcted
to be completed by April this year.
Mayoral Committee Member for Economic,
Environmental and Spatial Planning Gareth Bloor explains that some of the
issues the by-law addresses are that the news planning by- law is designed to ensure
consistency with national, provincial legislation and really to enhance the
procedures for processing applications, where the clear developmental approach to
the City, to enabling development at all levels, right through from grass to
Bloor adds that the City needs to ensure
that the have a strong criteria for decision making, so that the City can give approvals
to development in line with the new intergraded development approach that over turns
the previous spatial patterns of the City.
Labels: City to implement new planning by-laws by April