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Development Management Department<p> <strong>​Land Use Management section</strong><br>Guided by legislation such as the Municipal Planning By-law and the Development Management Scheme, among others, Land Use Management ensures that all land in Cape town is used only according to its permitted use and zoning rights along with their accompanying restrictions. </p><p> <strong>Building Development Management section </strong> <br>Building Development Management, through the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, ensures that all buildings in Cape Town comply with approved building plans in order to ensure a safe and healthy built environment for all.</p><p>​We regulate land use and building development in Cape Town in order to create an effective and efficient built urban environment.​</p> <span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link">​      <div class="list-links"> <a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Planning-portal">Visit the planning portal</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Applications-and-submissions/Land-use-management-application-documents">Find out about land use applications</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Applications-and-submissions/Building-plan-application-documents">Find out about building plan submissions</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Building-plan-applications/Apply-for-a-building-plan">Submit a building plan</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Online-planning-and-building-resources/DAMS">Go to DAMS​</a><a title="title" href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Online-planning-and-building-resources/Online-zoning-viewer">Visit the online zoning viewer</a></div></li></ul></span><blockquote cite="http://wwww.cite.co.za"><p> <em>​"Our vision is to be a leading, dynamic and relevant built environment regulatory authority in South Africa." </em> <b>Cheryl Walters </b> <cite>Director: Development Management</cite></p></blockquote><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Planning-Building-Development-Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><span> <div class="contact"><h4>Head office</h4><address><ul><li>Telephone: <br><a>021 400 7573</a></li></ul></address><p><a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/TDA%20DM%20-%20Contacts.pdf" target="_blank">See all our district planning offices​</a>. </p></div></span> ​

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