The City of Cape Town has drafted a policy to govern development of a smallholding area in Weltevreden Valley and is inviting the public to comment thereon.
The area concerned comprises 54 smallholdings that are portions of Cape Farm 787, Philippi. It is bordered by Vanguard Drive Expressway and the Philippi horticultural area to the west and by the Colorado Park, London Village and Wildwood residential developments to the north, south and east respectively.
As the area is no longer viable for agricultural or smallholding purposes and is totally surrounded by residential developments, a few smallholdings have been subdivided on an ad hoc basis into residential erven, some with small Public Open Space portions. These pockets have been developed in isolation and a policy is needed to govern the development of the smallholding area.
This would increase the efficiency of management, improve the allocation of resources, infrastructure, development trends and set priorities.
A policy is also a necessary intervention to fulfil the requirements of the Draft District Spatial Development Framework and to serve as a mechanism towards the development of the area in a co-ordinated, integrated and sustainable fashion.
Interested and potentially affected parties are invited to submit written comment on the proposed policy on or before 30 July 2012, quoting reference Weltevreden Valley Smallholding Local Area Policy Plan 18/6/1/1, as follows:
- By post to the District Manager, Khayelitsha/Mitchells Plain District Planning Office, Department: Planning & Building Development Management, City of Cape Town, Private Bag X93, Bellville 7535
- By hand to the District Manager, Khayelitsha/Mitchells Plain District Planning Office, Block E, Stocks & Stocks Buildings, Ntlazane Street, Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha
- By fax to 021 360 1113
- By e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the public are further invited to attend an open house meeting:
Date: 16 July 2012
Time: 15:00 – 19:00
Venue: Lentegeur Library Hall
The proposed policy is available for perusal during the above period at the Khayelitsha/Mitchells Plain District Planning Office, Block E, Stocks & Stocks Buildings, Ntlazane Street, Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha (between 08:00 and 14:30 Mondays to Fridays), the Lentegeur Library and here.
Any further enquiries may be directed to Gerhard Hanekom on 021 360 1150 or e-mail: email@example.com or to Rafiq Allie on 021 360 1297