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