Comment on spatial development plan

The City of Durban has been chosen to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

IN a bid to address planning challenges and promote sustainable development in the City, eThekwini Municipality is calling on residents to submit their comments on the Draft Annual Spatial Development Framework (SDF) for 2018/19.

The Framework aims to address long-term spatial development direction that will allow increased economic activities in the City.

It is also important to guide the future growth and respond to the development needs of eThekwini residents.

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eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede, said the SDF is a vital instrument to guide development that will benefit all eThekwini residents.

“The Framework is critical to transform our City by providing solutions to common planning development challenges,” said Gumede.

“The Spatial Framework has the potential, as a coordinating instrument, to integrate environmental, economic and social considerations to ensure that we address spatial inequalities and inefficiencies in society,” added Gumede.

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The preparation of the annual SDF for 2017/2018, which is in line with Section 26 of the Municipal Systems Act of 2000 and Chapter 4 part E of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (Act 16 of 2013), is a spatial representation of the vision of the Integrated Development Framework which is the most important planning document for the municipality.

The SDF 2017/2018 is available at municipal libraries and Sizakala Centres for viewing and comment.

Alternatively it can also be downloaded from the eThekwini Municipality website: http://www.durban.gov.za/City_Services/development_planning_management/Pages/Strategic-Spatial-Planning-(Framework-Planning)-2.aspxmanagement/Pages/Strategic-Spatial-Planning-(Framework-Planning)-2.aspx

eThekwini residents are encouraged to comment on the document to ensure eThekwini remains a City that attracts foreign direct investment and trade and remains globally competitive.

The deadline for all comments is 23 April. The public is urged to provide written comments marked for the attention of the senior manager, Helene Epstein of the strategic spatial planning branch, development planning department, room 226, second floor, city engineers building, 166 KE Masinga Road, Durban.

 

 

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Sanelisiwe Tsinde
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