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Council approves recommended Planning Tribunal members<p>​</p><p>The external members on the MPT are professionals from the private sector and account for nine out of the 25 members who serve on the MPT. </p><p>‘These preferred candidates all possess the level of experience and expertise required to carry out their duties as provided in planning legislation. Their knowledge of and experience within the various relevant disciplines such as land use management; spatial planning and land development is of a level which we believe will enable industry role players to contribute to Cape Town’s built environment in a meaningful and insightful manner.’ </p><p>‘The preferred candidate list reflects a good balance between new and experienced members to ensure continuity,‘ said the City’s Mayoral Committee member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.</p><p>External members are appointed for a period of five years, and their contract is renewable once. Their full term may not exceed 10 years. </p><p>Following the interview process, it was agreed that the existing MPT Chairperson, Dave Daniels and existing Deputy Chairperson, Sydney Holden be reappointed in these designations based on their exemplary performance throughout the current term of the MPT.</p><p>All of these candidates have passed the technical assessment to assess their experience and competence and have been interviewed by the evaluation panel. The nine external preferred candidates are as follows :</p><p style="text-align:left;">1. David Daniels, Chairperson</p><p style="text-align:left;">2. Sydney Holden, Deputy Chairperson</p><p style="text-align:left;">3. Christine Havenga (new), Member</p><p style="text-align:left;">4. Louise Seaward (new), Member </p><p style="text-align:left;">5. Nigel Burls, Member </p><p style="text-align:left;">6. Pierre Smit (new), Member </p><p style="text-align:left;">7. Richard Walton (new), Member </p><p style="text-align:left;">8. Rodney Cronwright, Member </p><p style="text-align:left;">9. Wilfred Winston Johnstone, Member</p><p>The members of the MPT will be expected to:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">prepare for and attend regional panel meetings, at least once a week</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">participate in meetings</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">read reports</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">conduct site visits, and fulfil other duties and functions provided for in legislation</div></li></ul><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2021-07-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#40a3fc81-398b-4b43-9ae5-09062453094e;L0|#040a3fc81-398b-4b43-9ae5-09062453094e|planning;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#d8e05332-7004-4323-abfb-5390e6a30a5f;L0|#0d8e05332-7004-4323-abfb-5390e6a30a5f|Legislation;GP0|#dc98d7ae-9355-4d04-ab8c-54d0fc6a3c38;L0|#0dc98d7ae-9355-4d04-ab8c-54d0fc6a3c38|spatial plan10

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