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Comment on the draft Local Spatial Development Framework (LSDF) for Woodstock Salt River and surrounds<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">About</h2></span> <p> The Woodstock/Salt River area is a unique place with a vibrant and diverse community, as well as a history and culture that represents growth in South Africa. The LSDF aims to direct future development while preserving the area’s strengths. </p><p>Woodstock, Salt River and surrounds have experienced significant change over the years - a trend that is likely to continue. Especially considering, among others, our plan for future social housing development in the area that could result in an increase of 4000 families. Because of this, a commitment was made to the Woodstock and Salt River affordable housing Prospectus to initiate a broader process of precinct development. </p><p>Due to the complex dynamics of the area, a participatory process called The Woodstock - Salt River Neighbourhood Development Process was initiated in 2019 (previously the EcoDistrict Project). This process allowed the City to collaborate with community organisations and residents to co-create a vision for the study area. </p><p>The Woodstock, Salt River and Surrounds LSDF is an intervention, which aims to revitalise the areas of Woodstock, Salt River and surrounds and make it a place where people want to live and invest long-term. This initiative comes as a response to a growing desire among residents and business owners to see the areas reach their full potential. </p><p>The <a href="">2023 Cape Town Metropolitan Spatial Development Framework</a> and <a href="">Table Bay District Plan</a> provide policy guidance on the development objectives and principles for the study area, while the LSDF will provide more detailed and contextualised guidance. </p><h4> The Woodstock, Salt River and Surrounds LSDF aims to:</h4><ul><li>guide spatial development and land use management decisions within a designated local area; </li><li>inform public and private investment initiatives by clearly indicating the City’s future development vision; </li><li>formulate a vision for the desired end state of the area (how we would like it to be); </li><li>provide policies and guidelines for decision making and actions to achieve the desired end state; </li><li>promote sustainable economic growth; </li><li>promote area based strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the local economy; and </li><li>develop the area as a high quality destination where different functions co-exist.</li></ul><h4>In preparation for the development of the LSDF we have drafted a framework document that:</h4><ul><li>summarises the process undertaken to develop the spatial plan, </li><li>outlines the development vision for the area, and </li><li>details thematic and precinct level development guidelines.</li></ul><p>The proposals and guidelines in this draft document respond to the current realities and consider the role of the area in the wider metropolitan region. It was formulated with the generous input from interested and affected parties in the Woodstock and Salt River communities who completed surveys, attended open days and submitted their inputs. </p><p> The first draft of the public participation report captures the inputs we have received to date, and we will complete it following this phase of participation. </p><p> In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you can submit comments to the municipality. </p><h4>Access the documents:</h4><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Draft Woodstock, Salt River and Surrounds LSDF </a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Public Participation Report</a></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> <h2 class="sectHeading">Open House Sessions<br></h2><p>We will present this initiative to the public during consultation and engagement sessions where staff will be available to answer questions and capture inputs.<br></p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table style="width:488px;"><thead><tr><th style="width:203px;">Date</th><th style="width:124px;">Time</th><th>Venue</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width:203px;">Saturday, 14 October 2023</td><td style="width:124px;">10:00 – 14:00<br></td><td>Salt River Hall, Voortrekker Road, Salt River</td></tr></tbody></table></div>​​​</span> <p>We will advertise all 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>11 September – 11 November 2023</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Submit your comment</h2><p>Submit your comment via one of the following channels: </p><p> <strong>Online</strong> <br><a href="" target="_blank">Submit your comments online</a>. </p><p> <strong>Post</strong> <br>Written submissions can be sent to: </p><p> <em>Subcouncil 16 offices </em> <br> <em>11th Floor </em> <br> <em>44 Wale Street </em> <br> <em>Cape Town </em> <br> <em>8000</em></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> Our 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.</p></div></div></span> <h4>Anthea Bendie</h4><p><em>Telephone:<br> <a>021 400 1450</a><br><br> Email:<br> <a href=""></a></em></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information and general enquiries about the LSDF:</p><p><em>Email:<br> <a href=""></a></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-bc29-296828216c9311 September – 11 November 20230



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