Notice is hereby given that the Draft Bitou Municipal Spatial Development Framework (SDF) is available for public comment, in terms of Section 20 of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (SPLUMA) and Section 29 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (MSA).
The SDF is a long-term strategic planning document that spatially indicates the desired future growth and development path of a municipality, informed by the development principles set out in Section 7 of SPLUMA, which relates to spatial justice, spatial sustainability, efficiency, spatial resilience and good administration. The SDF is one of the core components of a Municipal Integrated Development Plan (IDP), and gives physical-spatial effect to the vision, goals and objectives of the IDP. It coordinates the spatial implications of all strategic municipal sector plans (engineering, transport, economic development, housing, etc.), whilst acknowledging the role of the municipality in the district, provincial and national space-economies. Once completed, the SDF will be approved in terms of the MSA and will serve to guide decision-making for development and land use planning.
The Draft SDF can be accessed electronically on the Bitou municipal website at www.bitou.gov.za/resource-category/spatial-development-framework, or at the following link on Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xzdondVXSj9iSB4h020qDIbfghyrmth6. A hard copy will also be available for review at the Bitou Land Use Management Division at Office No. 50, Second Floor, Melville’s Corner, 1 Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. The commenting period will run for 60 days, from 14 December 2018 to 12 February 2019.
Comments must be submitted in writing to the Spatial Planner, Mr. Marcel Minne, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or be hand-delivered to the above-mentioned physical address. All comments will be assessed and incorporated into the SDF where relevant, before final approval by the Bitou Municipal Council.
Enquiries may be directed to Mr. Minne at the above-mentioned email address or 044 501 3319.
Notice Number: 353/2018