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Residents encouraged to comment on review of Growth Management Strategy for Blaauwberg Road<p>​Blaauwberg Road is an important transport route, covering a distance of approximately 5km from Marine Circle in the west to the intersection with Koeberg Road in the east. The corridor is underdeveloped in scale and potential, and offers an opportunity for urban regeneration. <br></p><div>Over the past weeks, the City’s Urban Planning and Design Department has reviewed the existing Blaauwberg Road Growth Management Strategy of 1998. </div><div><br></div><div>This document is now available for public comment, and will be used in the drafting of an LSDF to address the corridor’s current and future spatial development needs. </div><div><br></div><div>To access the document, and for submitting comments, click here: </div><div><br></div><div>The City will be hosting two open days where we will present the review document, and provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions, and get more information: </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Saturday, 9 September 2023, from 10:00 to 14:00, at the Table View Primary School hall</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Saturday, 16 September 2023, from 10:00 to 14:00 at the Leibrandt van Niekerk hall</div><div><br></div><div>The discussion document:</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>reviews the Blaauwberg Road Growth Management Strategy of 1998</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>provides an analysis of the strategy, and explains to what extent it has been implemented</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>provides information about recent development trends, issues and challenges in the area, and suggestions on how to address these</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>stipulates trends and opportunities </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>proposes preliminary ideas for the LSDF</div><div><br></div><div>‘Our point of departure is the 1998 Blaauwberg Road Growth Management Strategy, and the review that gives us an overview of the latest development trends, challenges, and opportunities along this corridor.</div><div><br></div><div>‘More than 25 years ago already, the strategy proposed that we should combine the mobility function of this major east-west arterial route with higher density mixed use development along the Blaauwberg Road axis in order to fulfil the corridor’s future potential. Unfortunately, little of this vision materialised. </div><div><br></div><div>‘I encourage local residents from the area and businesses, as well as other stakeholders, to get involved and submit comments. Our ultimate goal is to formulate a future spatial vision for this corridor to guide public and private developments that will strengthen the local economy, and promote and protect the area as a quality tourist destination at the Marine Circle end in particular,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</div><div><br></div><div>For more information, and how to register to be part of the process:</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Go online to access the relevant documents: </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Email: </div><div><br></div><div>An LSDF 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; and in the end, these decisions very much determine what a neighbourhood will look and feel like, a few years down the line.</div><div><br></div><div>Once approved, the LSDF for the Blaauwberg Road Corridor will elaborate on and support the spatial development guidelines as set out in the Blaauwberg District Spatial Development Framework, which is a higher order spatial plan for the area. </div><div><br></div><div>Caption: The City wants to collaborate with residents and interested and affected parties in the drafting of the local spatial development framework, or neighbourhood plan, for the Blaauwberg Road Corridor in Table View, as indicated in the map. Residents are encouraged to comment on the review of the 1998 Blaauwberg Road Growth Management Strategy and attend the interactive Open Days. The closing date for submissions is 8 October 2023.  </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2023-08-10T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#2d9d26f8-fc9c-42a9-8fb2-4688d58c4173;L0|#02d9d26f8-fc9c-42a9-8fb2-4688d58c4173|Public participation;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#d8f45a32-a13b-47a8-bdd0-d7bdbb992c08;L0|#0d8f45a32-a13b-47a8-bdd0-d7bdbb992c08|comments10

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