Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs)
The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (SPLUMA) stipulates that the national and provincial spheres of government and each municipality must prepare Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs) that—
- interpret and represent the spatial development vision of the responsible sphere of government and competent authority;
- are informed by a long-term spatial development vision statement and plan;
- represent the integration and trade-off of all relevant sector policies and plans;
- guide planning and development decisions across all sectors of government;
- guide a provincial department or municipality in taking any decision or exercising any discretion in terms of the Act or any other law relating to spatial planning and land use management systems;
- contribute to a coherent, planned approach to spatial development in the national, provincial and municipal spheres;
- provide clear and accessible information to the public and private sector and provide direction for investment purposes;
- include previously disadvantaged areas, areas under traditional leadership, rural areas, informal settlements, slums and land holdings of state-owned enterprises and government agencies and address their inclusion and integration into the spatial, economic, social and environmental objectives of the relevant sphere;
- address historical spatial imbalances in development;
- identify the long-term risks of particular spatial patterns of growth and development and the policies and strategies necessary to mitigate those risks;
- provide direction for strategic developments, infrastructure investment, promote efficient, sustainable and planned investments by all sectors and indicate priority areas for investment in land development;
- promote a rational and predictable land development environment to create trust and stimulate investment;
- take cognisance of any environmental management instrument adopted by the relevant environmental management authority;
- give effect to national legislation and policies on mineral resources and sustainable utilisation and protection of agricultural resources; and
- consider and, where necessary, incorporate the outcomes of substantial public engagement, including direct participation in the process through public meetings, public exhibitions, public debates and discourses in the media and any other forum or mechanisms that promote such direct involvement.
An SDF in terms of SPLUMA must guide and inform the exercise of any discretion or of any decision taken in terms of SPLUMA or any other law relating to land use and development of land by that sphere of government. Such SDF must outline specific arrangements for prioritising, mobilising, sequencing and implementing public and private infrastructural and land development investment in the priority spatial structuring areas identified in the SDF.
Municipal SDFs must assist in integrating, coordinating, aligning and expressing development policies and plans emanating from the various sectors of the spheres of government as they apply within the municipal area.
Last updated: 28/10/2019
Local Area Spatial Plan
From a legislative context the Keurbooms and Environs LASP is drafted and will in the final instance be adopted by the Municipality in terms of the Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000), giving it formal status as a Policy Guideline document.
Keurbooms & Environs Local Area Spatial Plan (LASP)
Last updated: 01/11/2019
Spatial Development Framework
Purpose of this report
The purpose of this report is to provide relevant background information regarding the bio-physical, economic and social context of Bitou Municipality and the policy framework that must be taken into account in the SDF proposals for the Municipality
Bitou Municipal Spatial Development Framework (MSDF) 2017_2
Last updated: 01/11/2019