The Municipality’s objective is to assess the feasibility of the establishment of a single working environment to improve community integration, efficiency and accessibility of services delivered to all its residents.
This notification serves to inform stakeholders of the Feasibility Study and provide them the opportunity to comment as part of the Public Participation Process. A Draft Feasibility Study Report will be available to the public and can be viewed at any one of the following places:
Stakeholders who would like to participate, receive future correspondence and project information and/or who would like to submit comment throughout the comment period are invited to register as an Interested &Affected Part (I&AP) for the duration of the period.
Only those parties that formally register by responding to this notice in writing and submitting their complete contact details (postal, email, phone and fax) and/or comments during the process will be kept up to date with the results of the process and be informed of documents available for public review.
Preliminary comments and registration requests can be submitted to:
The Project Officer
Mr. Omar Essa
Private Bag X1002, PLETTENBERG BAY,6600
For enquiries please contact Mr. Essa on 044 501 3269 during office hours
Closed for comments: Monday, 27 June 2016 @ 16h30
Notice No 100/2016Last updated: 24/04/2020
Notice is hereby given that Bitou Municipality has received the following application in terms of Section 15(2)(a), (d) & (e) of the Municipal Land Use Planning Bylaw (2015)
The application is available for inspection at the Municipal Town Planning Office (Monks View, Church Street, Plettenberg Bay) during normal office hours. Telephonic enquiries in this regard may be directed to the Town Planner, Ms Adél Stander, Bitou Municipality (Tel: 044 501 3321).
Any objections to the proposal should be lodged in writing to reach the undersigned (Municipal Manager, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600 and/or be hand-delivered at the Municipal Offices, Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay) by no later than 30 days from the publication of this notice.
Comments or objections received after the aforementioned closing date may be disregarded. A person who cannot read or write but wishes to comment on the proposals may visit the Department: Strategic Services (Town Planning Section) where a member of staff will assist them to formalize their comment.
Adv. LMR Ngoqo
Municipal Manager/ Munisipale Bestuurder
Bitou Local Municipality/ Bitou Plaaslike Munisipaliteit
Private Bag X1002/ Privaatsak X1002
PLETTENBERG BAY, 6600/ PLETTENBERGBAAI, 6600
BY-LAW RELATING TO THE RULES OF ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF BITOU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Under the provisions of section 156 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the Bitou Local Municipality, enacts as follows: –
The Bitou Local Municipality (BLM) is required to develop an Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP) as per the requirements of the National Environmental Management Waste Act (59 of 2008) as amended (hereafter referred to as the Waste Act). The IWMP must be endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) and then incorporated into the municipal Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
In terms of the Municipal Systems Act, a municipality must give effect to the provisions of Section 152(1) and 153 of the Constitution and must:
GIBB Pty Ltd (hereafter referred to as GIBB) has been appointed for the revision of the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) IWMP and the IWMPs for the seven local municipalities in the GRDM, namely:
Closing date for public review: 08 November 2019Last updated: 18/10/2019
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 12 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000) and Sections 57(4) & 59 of the By-Law relating to The Rules of Order for the conduct of meetings of the Council of Bitou Local Municipality (2019), that Bitou Municipality has prepared a new Integrated Zoning Scheme By-law in terms of Section 22(1) of the Western Cape Land Use Planning (Act 3 of 2014) and Sections 24(1) & 32(1) of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (Act 16 of 2013).
The Zoning Scheme includes three components – the By-law (specifying regulations and conditions relating to the use and development of land, including use rights and development parameters), the Register (reflecting previous development approvals/ amendments to the Zoning Scheme), and the Zoning Map (reflecting the zoning of all properties in the municipal area). The By-law will replace all existing Zoning/ Town Planning Schemes in the municipal area.
Property owners are encouraged to check the Zoning Map and Register with respect to their properties, and to report any perceived inaccuracies. If a zoning is contested, proof of the claimed zoning/ approval should be provided.
Full particulars of the proposed By-Law are available for inspection under the “News” section on the Bitou Municipality website at https://www.bitou.gov.za/zoning-by-law, or during office hours at the Bitou Local Municipality, Division: Land Use Management, Office 50, Second Floor, Melville’s Corner, 3 Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. Copies are also available at all public libraries in the municipal area.
Written comments or objections may be submitted for the attention of the Spatial Planner, Mr Marcel Minne, by email at MMinne@plett.gov.za, or by post to the Municipal Manager: Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600, or by hand to the Division: Land Use Management, Office 50, Second Floor, Melville’s Corner, 3 Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, before or on 7 February 2020.
Enquiries may be directed to Mr Minne at 044 501 3319/ MMinne@plett.gov.za. Any person that requires assistance with lodging comments in this regard may visit the Division: Land Use Management during office hours, where a staff member will assist.
Municipal Notice No: 398/2019Last updated: 12/12/2019
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:
This policy facilitates the inclusion of Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) onto the electricity distribution network of Bitou Municipality, so that safety, power quality, grid operation and municipal revenue issues are adequately addressed, and that the local renewable energy industry and green economy is promoted at the same time, supporting job creation.
Last updated: 14/01/2020
The objective of this document is to set out a uniform policy to be applied for the electrification of second dwellings in order for the Municipality to meet its constitutional and statutory obligations to provide basic municipal services, and to afford occupiers of second dwellings access to an electricity supply.Last updated: 14/01/2020
NOTICE NUMBER: 286/2020
Bitou Municipality Electrical and Mechanical Department developed a Policy on Electrical Infrastructure. The objective of this document is to ensure the proper maintenance of the Electricity infrastructure assets of the municipality as captured in the Asset Register of Bitou Municipality and benchmark the maintenance management approach of Bitou Municipality in the relevant Government guidelines. The policy will only apply to the ongoing maintenance of infrastructure assets, and excludes any capital renewal expenditure.
This notification serves to inform the public of the Policy on Electrical Infrastructure and provide them the opportunity to comment as part of the Public Participation Process.
Full particulars of the proposed Policies are available for inspection under the “News” section on Bitou Municipality’s website (www.bitou.gov.za). Alternatively, during office hours at the Bitou Local Municipality, Division: Engineering Services, Electrical & Mechanical Department, 17 Marine Drive, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. Copies are also available at all public libraries in the municipal area.
Written comments or objections may be submitted for the attention of the Senior Electrical & Mechanical Manager, Mr. Jemaine Cupido, by email at email@example.com, or by post to the Municipal Manager: Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600, or by hand to the Division: Engineering Services, 17 Marine Drive, Plettenberg Bay, 6600,
For enquiries, please contact Mr. Cupido on 044 501 3277 during office hours
Closing date for public sector comments: Wednesday, 23 November 2020 @ 16h30
Adv. LMR Ngoqo
Bitou Local Municipality
Notice is hereby given that Bitou Municipality is in the process of preparing a Zoning Scheme in terms of Section 22(1) of the Western Cape Land Use Planning Act (Act 3 of 2014) and Section 24(1) of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (Act 16 of 2013).
As part of the Zoning Scheme the Municipality has prepared a Draft Zoning By-Law, which specifies regulations and conditions for the use and development of land, and will replace all existing Zoning/ Town Planning Schemes in the municipal area.
The proposed Zoning By-Law is available for inspection on the Bitou Municipal website at www.bitou.gov.za/zoningscheme, or during office hours at the Bitou Local Municipality, Division: Land Use Management, Office 50, Second Floor, Melville’s Corner, 3 Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600.
Written comments may be submitted for the attention of the Spatial Planner, Mr Marcel Minne, by hand to the above-mentioned physical address, or by email to MMinne@plett.gov.za, or by post to the Municipal Manager: Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. The closing date for comments is 22 February 2021.
Enquiries may be directed to Mr Minne at 044 501 3319/03/ MMinne@plett.gov.za. Any person that requires assistance with lodging comments may visit the Division: Land Use Management during office hours, where a staff member will assist.
Municipal Notice No: 2/2021Last updated: 21/01/2021