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Emergency Hotline0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care)044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private)072 054 9110
Law Enforcement044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177
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Important numbers

Emergency Hotline 0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline 021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care) 044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue 044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
Law Enforcement 044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177

DRAFT: Spatial Development Framework

During January 2018 the Bitou Local Municipality (LM) commissioned the Review of the Bitou Municipal Spatial Development Framework 2017 in order to bring it in line with the content and process requirements of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA).

The proposed new Spatial Development Framework (SDF) for Bitou LM seeks to address spatial, environmental and socio-economic issues confronting the municipality. It also assists the municipality to efficiently manage current spatial development processes and pressures, and to strategically prepare for projected future developments in the municipal area.

More specifically, the SDF aims towards achieving the following objectives:

  • Providing a spatial representation of the land development policies, strategies and objectives of the municipality in the context of local, district, provincial and national directives;
  • Coordinating and integrating the spatial expression of the sectoral plans of the local and/ or provincial sector departments;
  • Addressing inefficient, impoverished and scattered land use patterns where the poor is generally located far away from places of socioeconomic opportunities;
  • Indicating the desired and intended pattern of land use development in the urban and rural parts of the municipality, including the delineation of areas in which development in general or development of a particular type would not be appropriate;
  • Managing the conflicting demand between agriculture, forestry, urban expansion and biodiversity conservation areas;
  • Providing mechanisms for the establishment of a functional relationship between urban and rural areas – both spatially and economically;
  • Identifying priority investment areas in urban and rural parts of the municipality;
  • Focusing on defining the economic footprint of the municipality and formulating strategies on how this can be enhanced in a sustainable manner;
  • Coordination and alignment of the municipal SDF with the district and provincial SDF, neighbouring municipal SDFs, and any other regional plans applicable;
  • Channel public and private investment into priority areas and align the capital investment programmes of the municipality and different government departments into these areas in pursuit of the five SPLUMA principles;
  • Link all of the above to the Municipal Budget via the Bitou Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
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Draft Bitou SDF for comment, Jan 2020
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