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—
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
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.
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