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Comment on the draft Gordon’s Bay Development Area Local Spatial Development Framework<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About</h2></span> <p> The area identified for this study falls into the boundary of the Helderberg District, north of Gordon’s Bay. </p><p> There has been pressure from private developers to develop the vacant land between this booming coastal town and the existing N2, and due to the proposed N2 realignment, there has also been increasing pressure for significant development of the properties south of the Sir Lowry’s Pass River, in an area known as Firlands. </p><p> This demand has brought about several questions regarding the growth and development of this area, resulting in the need for a project that will identify a specific direction for growth in a sustainable and unique manner. </p><p>It is anticipated that the study area, commonly called the Gordon’s Bay Development Area (GBDA*) - which includes Vlakteplaas and Firlands - will soon experience even more pressure for development due to the Sir Lowry’s Pass River upgrade. The Sir Lowry's Pass River runs through this area and most of the land is currently prone to flooding. The extent of potential development in the area will depend on the Sir Lowry's Pass River corridor upgrade. The upgrade process is currently underway, and there will be immense pressure to develop the land once it is finalised. </p><p>The Study Area is one of the largest parcels of vacant land in the City’s urban Edge. The Vlakteplaas sites were identified as an opportunity for publicly assisted housing. In light of the demand for available vacant land in the urban edge and the City’s housing backlog, the development of this area is important at a City-wide scale.</p><h4>The initiation of the Gordon’s bay LSDF aims to: </h4><ul><li>provide policy alignment for the area and incorporate changes in City policies, strategies and plans e.g., Integrated Public Transport Network, Cape Town MSDF and Draft DSDF, etc.; </li><li>reflect changes in the development context e.g. including population growth, economic trends, development trends, etc.;</li><li>provide policy clarity regarding the development vision for the Gordon’s Bay area that has become a pressing matter; </li><li>protect and enhance the rich and unique characteristics of the area; and </li><li>provide policy guidance and direction for land use and other related decision making.</li></ul><h4>The objective of the GBDA LSDF is to:</h4><ul><li>contextualise the existing policy for the area </li><li>provide land use and urban form guidelines for future development </li><li>provide policy direction for the nature and form of development, which guide land use and environmental decisions with a focus on the value of the site and on the area </li><li>identify contextual strategic public and private investment initiatives and development priorities<br></li></ul><p>In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, and section 12(1) of the City of Cape Town Municipal Planning By-law, 2015, you may submit comments on the draft LSDF.<br></p><h4>Access the documents:<br></h4><ul><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Annexure1_GBDA_Baseline_Analysis_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Annexure 1: Draft LSDF Baseline Analysis Report</a><br></li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Annexure2_GBDA_LSDF.pdf" target="_blank">Annexure 2: Draft LSDF</a><br></li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> LSDFs do not replace the existing legal requirements for land use planning and environmental regulations, and only become effective once approved by Council.<br></p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Public meetings</h2></span> <p>We will present this initiative to the public, during consultation and engagement sessions, where it will be discussed in depth. See meeting details below:<br></p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table><thead><tr><th>Date</th><th>Time<br></th><th>Venue</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>24 February 2024<br></td><td>10:00 - 14:00</td><td rowspan="2" style="vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;">Charles Morkel Community Hall<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​8 March 2024<br></td><td rowspan="1">​13:00 - 19:00<br></td></tr></tbody></table> </div>​​​</span> <p> We will advertise future meetings and events via social and other media closer to the time. </p><h2 class="sectHeading">Comment period</h2><p>Submit your comments from <strong>24 January - 22 March 2024</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Submit your comment<br></h2><p> <strong>Online</strong><br><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/_layouts/15/WebFeedback.SharePoint/webfeedback.aspx?id=10f52d9a-7a7e-415d-ac64-b8c948659274" target="_blank">Submit your comment online</a>.<br></p><p> <strong>In person</strong><br> Visit the<a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Local%20and%20communities/Meet-the-City/City-Council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=8"> Subcouncil 8 offices</a> to complete and submit the comment form.<br></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist you if you would like to submit comments but have a disability or are unable to read or write. See contact details below:<br></p></div></div></span> <h4>Anthea Bendie</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 400 1450</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href="mailto:anthea.bendie@capetown">anthea.bendie@capetown</a></em></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information on the GBDA LSDF:</p><p> <em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:GBDA_LSDF@capetown.gov.za">GBDA_LSDF@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p><h4>Customer Call Centre<br></h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>0860 103 089</a> (toll-free 24/7)</em></p>GP0|#cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed;L0|#0cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed|Issues open for public comment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#79e6adda-2aa2-4523-bc29-296828216c9324 January - 22 March 20240

 

 

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