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City hosts public meetings about spatial plans guiding development and land use in Cape Town <p>​The DSDFs and EMFs guide spatial development and land use management on a district level; similarly, the MSDF determines the overall spatial vision for the Cape Town metropole.</p><p>The public participation period closes on 30 August 2022, and all are encouraged to submit comments as soon as possible. Also, residents have the opportunity to attend public meetings.</p><p>‘I encourage residents in particular to attend these meetings if they can. This is an ideal opportunity to ask burning questions and for officials to demystify the content, if needed. The more people who participate and are part of this process, the better the final policy documents will be,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</p><div> </div><h4>The meetings will take place as follows:<br></h4><div> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr style="text-align:center;"><th>Subcouncil</th><th>Date</th><th>Venue<br></th><th style="width:314px;">Times</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​3</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​26 July 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Subcouncil 3 Chambers, Milnerton Municipal Building, 3 Bridle Way, Royal Ascot, Milnerton</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">          <div>18:00 to 20:00</div></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​18</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​26 July 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Retreat Community Centre, c/o Joe Marks and Cradock Roads, Retreat </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:30 to 20:30</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​4<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​27 July 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Parow Civic Centre, c/o Tallent and Voortrekker Roads, Parow Municipal offices</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​8<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​27 July 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Strand Town Hall, Corner of Main Road and Fagan Street, Strand</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​10<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​28 July 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Khayelitsha Training Centre Auditorium, c/o of Lwandle and Phendula Crescent</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:00 to 19:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​17<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​01 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Rocklands Civic Hall, 12 Lancaster Street, Rocklands</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​12<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​02 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Lobelia Community Centre, c/o of Kreupelhout and Lobelia Streets, Lentegeur</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​14<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​02 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Rylands Community Centre, Balu Park Street, Rylands</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​1<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span> </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​03 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Robinvale Hall, Starling Road, Atlantis</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​20<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​03 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Alphen Hall Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​2</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​04 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Kraaifontein Civic Centre, Brighton Road, Kraaifontein</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:00 to 19:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​9<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​05 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Corner of Bonga and Sulani Drive, Site B, Community Hall</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:00 to 19:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​1<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​10 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Blouberg Community Hall Andrew Foster Street, Blouberg</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​7<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​10 August 2022<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Council Chamber, Oxford Street, Durbanville<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:00 to 18:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​5</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​11 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Belhar Civic Centre, Bloulelie Crescent, next to the library, Belhar<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:30 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​5<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​15 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Delft Civic Centre, c/o Delft and Voorbrug Roads,Delft</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:30 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​6<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​16 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Bellville Civic Centre, Council Chamber, Voortrekker Road, Bellville</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00: to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​21<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​16 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">K​uils River Subcouncil Chambers, 1st Floor, Corner of Carinus and Van Riebeeck Road, Kuils River</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​17:30 to 19:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​11<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​17 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Dulcie September Minor Hall, c/o Protea and Klipfontein Roads, Kewtown, Athlone </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:30 to 20:30</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​13<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​18 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Endlovini Community Hall, New Crossroads, J Nontulo Street, Nyanga </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​18:00 to 20:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:5%;">​19<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:17%;">​18 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:602px;">​Council Chambers, Fish Hoek, Centre Circle, Fish Hoek</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:314px;">​16:00 to 19:00</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:5%;">​16</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:17%;">​22 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:602px;">​Subcouncil Chambers, 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:314px;">​10:30 to 12:30</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:5%;">​15</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:17%;">​16 August 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:602px;">​Pinelands Town Hall, St Stephens Road, Pinelands</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:314px;">18:30 to 21:00​</td></tr></tbody></table> <br> </div><p>‘Residents are directly affected by land use, and the nature, form and location of developments in their areas. All of us who live in Cape Town have an interest in the content of the district spatial development frameworks (DSDFs) and environmental management frameworks (EMFs) because these planning policies determine what our suburbs will look and feel like ten years from now. The same applies to the MSDF.</p><p>‘The eight DSDFs and EMFs and the MSDF also have a direct impact on land owners and developers as these plans inform and guide the City’s decisions when we assess development and land use applications.</p><p>‘Cape Town is a growing city and more and more people are moving here in search of better lives and jobs. New developments – be it for housing, retail or industrial reasons – are needed to provide for the growing population. This growth must be managed in a manner that is equitable, that protects our natural assets and heritage; and uses scarce resources optimally – among which developed land, electricity, and water. Collectively, the land use and development guideline documents also improve our resilience as we are entering a more unpredictable future with pandemics, climate change, and electricity insecurity. Finally, the DSDFs, EMFs and MSDF must also align with and support the City’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) that was recently approved by Council,’ said Alderman Andrews.</p><p>The review of the eight DSDFs and EMFs started in mid-2019 with an extensive public participation process which, ultimately, led to over 3 000 comments. Those are included in the drafts that are available for a final round of public input. </p><h4>The eight districts are:</h4><ul><li>Cape Flats (<a href="mailto:capeflats.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">capeflats.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Helderberg (<a href="mailto:helderberg.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">helderberg.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Blaauwberg (<a href="mailto:blaauwberg.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">blaauwberg.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Greater Blue Downs (<a href="mailto:kmpgb.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">kmpgb.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Tygerberg (<a href="mailto:tygerberg.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">tygerberg.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Table Bay (<a href="mailto:tablebay.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">tablebay.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Northern (<a href="mailto:northern.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">northern.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>)</li><li>Southern (<a href="mailto:southern.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za">southern.districtsdf@capetown.gov.za</a>) </li></ul><h4>The district plans are important planning documents:</h4><ul><li>It determines the strategic priorities, spatial elements, and key projects specific to the eight geographical areas</li><li>Informs decisions about land use</li><li>Proposes targeted areas in need of restructuring and integration</li><li>Provides certainty to developers, communities, and City directorates</li><li>Creates opportunities for development</li><li>Provides detailed information about the population and property growth, development trends and community needs on a local neighbourhood level</li><li>Guides and informs land use and environmental decision making</li></ul><h4>The draft MSDF guides and informs long-term planning and development in Cape Town on a macro or municipal-wide level:</h4><ul><li>The MSDF’s key objectives are to establish a spatial form that will ensure that Cape Town becomes a city that is more equitable, liveable, sustainable, resilient and efficient</li><li>The MSDF also identifies areas not suited for urban development, areas where development proposals should consider risk factors and areas were development is preferred </li></ul><h4>How to comment:</h4><ul><li>The commenting period commenced on 6 June 2022 and closes on 30 August 2022. The public is encouraged to submit comments as early as possible, late comments cannot be considered</li><li>Online: All of the relevant documents, annexures, maps, and other material are available on the City’s website.</li><li>For the MSDF: <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/MSDF">www.capetown.gov.za/MSDF</a></li><li>For the DSDFs and EMFs: <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/DSDF">www.capetown.gov.za/DSDF</a> </li><li>For additional enquiries, please send an email to <a href="mailto:Future.Capetown@capetown.gov.za">Future.Capetown@capetown.gov.za</a>, kindly indicate the applicable district in the email heading, for example: DSDF Tygerberg, or MSDF; alternatively, forward district specific comments to the relevant district email addresses listed above</li><li>Any agency, private company, consultant or role player who would like to meet the City’s MSDF and DSDF teams to present their views outside of the pubic engagement process, are invited to send an email before 31 July 2022 to <a href="mailto:future.capetown@capetown.gov.za">future.capetown@capetown.gov.za</a> to book a slot. A 30-minute slot will be allocated to present any input on the draft MSDF or draft DSDFs. These meetings will be hosted over two days by mid-August 2022. </li></ul><p>Residents are reminded to please check venue, date and time details available once confirmed and register by 30 July, on the City’s website, your interest in a planned discussion on the City of Cape Town’s spatial trends and approach to densification.</p><p> <strong>End</strong></p>2022-07-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#e57c695e-f051-4f5e-a18b-b21844e5ce7e;L0|#0e57c695e-f051-4f5e-a18b-b21844e5ce7e|spatial development framework;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#85b6d743-39c9-4d3f-9ba5-059f82e00506;L0|#085b6d743-39c9-4d3f-9ba5-059f82e00506|Milnerton;GP0|#f624174b-d7c8-4ccc-8956-86ec372f2632;L0|#0f624174b-d7c8-4ccc-8956-86ec372f2632|Retreat10

 

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