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City to host public meetings about local neighbourhood plan for Gordon’s Bay Development Area <span><p>The Gordon's Bay Development Area (GBDA) includes vacant and underdeveloped land located to the north of the coastal town, between the existing N2 highway and just east of Sir Lowry's Pass Road. </p><p>The draft local spatial development framework (LSDF) for this area was made public on 24 January 2024 to allow residents and interested and affected parties the opportunity to collaborate with the City in finalising the LSDF. </p><p><strong>Details of the open house meetings:</strong></p><ul><li>Saturday, 24 February 2024, from 10:00 to 14:00 at the Charles Morkel Community Hall, Strand</li><li>Friday, 8 March 2024, from 13:00 to 19:00 at the Charles Morkel Community Hall, Strand<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1008px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'I encourage residents to attend one, if not both, of these meetings. This is the ideal opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about the process we are following in developing the spatial vision for this area which is one of the biggest parcels of vacant land within the city's borders, and to influence the outcomes,' said the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</p><p>Those who cannot attend these meetings can still participate in the process.</p><p><strong>Comments can be submitted as follows:</strong></p><ul><li>Online, on the City's Have-your-Say page at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>By email: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>The draft LSDF is also available for viewing at the Subcouncil 8 office and Gordon's Bay Library</li><li>The closing date for submissions is 22 March 2024 </li></ul><p>An LSDF is a policy document that determines the development vision for an area on a local level. The City uses the LSDF for guidance when making decisions about development applications and land uses.</p><p>'The Gordon's By Development Area has immense development potential. However, as much as we need development to keep up with population growth demands, this must be managed in a sustainable manner that promotes and protects the unique characteristics of the area. It is therefore important that we collaborate with residents and affected parties in finalising the LSDF that will guide future decisions on how this land should be used, developed, and importantly, the natural environment protected,' said Alderman Andrews. </p><p>The public's contributions will be considered in finalising the draft LSDF, and thereafter it will be submitted to Council for approval. </p><p>The LSDF for the GBDA elaborate on and support the spatial development guidelines as set out in the Helderberg District Spatial Development Framework, which is a higher order spatial plan for the greater Helderberg area. </p><p><strong>Caption:</strong> The City is collaborating with residents and interested and affected parties in finalising the draft local spatial development framework, or neighbourhood plan, for the Gordon's Bay Development Area – as indicated in the map. Residents are encouraged to attend the upcoming open days.  </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-02-15T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#0ab901dc-08fc-4328-86e9-d67d3a0317b4;L0|#00ab901dc-08fc-4328-86e9-d67d3a0317b4|spacial planning and land use management;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f8bd858b-fb46-4465-bb48-39afbfb37b76;L0|#0f8bd858b-fb46-4465-bb48-39afbfb37b76|Gordons Bay10


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