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City’s Local Spatial Development Framework for Mamre now available for comment<p>‘Mamre is a very special and unique town rich in history, culture and natural heritage. A place which residents are deeply rooted in and proud of, and where many residents take an active role in improving the town in various ways. Mamre is also the gateway town to the City Of Cape Town metro when entering from the West Coast and Boland region. It is for this reason that the City saw the need to provide a local neighbourhood plan which will guide the future growth of Mamre in the best possible way. We want Mamre to not only remain a quality place in which to live in or visit but also be a town which offers job opportunities and attracts investment.’</p><p>‘I encourage all residents, community leaders and stakeholders in Mamre to please participate in this process and to comment on the draft LSDF. The core aim of this framework is to enhance opportunities that will improve residents’ quality of living and the future planning of this special town,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment ‘, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt. </p><p>The draft LSDF and supporting documents are available for review on the City’s website.</p><p>The draft LSDF considers the unique challenges Mamre faces as an area and how the important assets of Mamre needs to be protected and in some ways be improved in order to preserve and sustain the area for the current and future residents and visitors. Furthermore the framework will provide more detailed local area planning as well as land use and urban form guidelines to guide decision making for public and private investment.</p><p>‘I want to emphasise that this LSDF does not give or take away any rights but rather provides a future development vision and the identification of guidelines and projects that would assist towards the implementation to achieve that vision,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.</p><p><strong>Some of the areas identified and considered in drafting the proposals in the draft LSDF include the following: </strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Natural environment</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Agriculture</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Heritage, culture and tourism</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Built environment</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Employment</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Land ownership</div></li></ul><p><strong>A few of the areas of opportunity for Mamre include:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Local tourism opportunities such as hiking, biking and other local experiences.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Identification of residential infill areas</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">The drafting of a more detailed land use plan for the areas outside the urban development edge </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Identification of areas for local business development </div></li></ul><p><br>Once approved, the LSDF will provide various development guidelines for Mamre which will include enhancing town entrances; encouraging retention and rehabilitation of historic fabric and will promote formalised Non-Motorised Transport through the town.</p><p>‘We are truly keen on seeing all the proposals residents might have and can assure the public that their input will form part of our considerations when finalising the draft. <br>We welcome all constructive comments and appreciate your participation in the process,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.</p><p>Comments and queries, preferably via e-mail, given our need to comply with Covid-19 protocols, may be forwarded to <a href="mailto:Mamre.LSDF@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">Mamre.LSDF@capetown.gov.za</a> . Residents can also indicate if they would like to be informed of future public participation processes  or engagements. </p><p>Individuals with disabilities, those who are unable to read or write may contact Carlu van Wyk on 021 444 8873 or <a href="mailto:carlu.vanwyk@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">carlu.vanwyk@capetown.gov.za</a> for assistance with their submission.</p><p>All submissions must be in writing and late submissions may not be considered. Submissions may also be delivered physically at the local sub council office in Atlantis.</p><p>The documents or further announcement may be accessed via:<br>Internet: <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay" target="_blank">www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay</a> </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2021-08-30T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#2fef5cac-86db-47b7-8776-bd713b1a8c03;L0|#02fef5cac-86db-47b7-8776-bd713b1a8c03|Mamre;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#2d9d26f8-fc9c-42a9-8fb2-4688d58c4173;L0|#02d9d26f8-fc9c-42a9-8fb2-4688d58c4173|Public participation;GP0|#0ab901dc-08fc-4328-86e9-d67d3a0317b4;L0|#00ab901dc-08fc-4328-86e9-d67d3a0317b4|spacial planning and land use management10

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