City Planning Consultants

How Town and City Planning Consultants Assist with Town Planning Scheme Changes Town and city planning consultants assist developers in the development planning process through the offering of due diligence services regarding the particular properties to be developed. Aspects such as maximum number of structures, coverage of the land by structures, limitations regarding water usage, and the specific land use rights on the properties are investigated. The town and city planning consultants also assist with applications for township establishment, consent usage rights applications, rezoning of properties, sub-division, and land consolidation applications. Developers thus benefit from such expertise in avoiding costly property purchasing or development pitfalls in South Africa. We thus take a brief look at town planning schemes and aspects with which town and city planning consultants can be of assistance. Every municipality has the right, according to the Municipal System Act, to draft and implement legislation regarding its demarcated area. The town planning scheme is one such to manage the properties within the municipality’s borders. The municipality must ensure compliance with the particular town planning scheme and can have one or more such town planning schemes which are relevant to a particular area within its jurisdiction. The town planning scheme governs the land use rights on the various properties within the municipality’s borders. It provides details regarding the particular usage rights on a piece of property, usage rights for which one can apply regarding the property and the rights which the property does not have. It is important to review the town planning scheme regarding any piece of property which the developer wants to purchase or develop. In...

Town Planners South Africa

Understand Important Issues Regarding Consent Usage Rights and Rezoning Applications For consent use and rezoning applications in South Africa, you will want to make use of experienced town planners to ensure correct procedures are followed and to minimise the risk of delays because of the lack of information when submitting documents. If you apply for an application for consent rights on a property in South Africa, you will do so at your local authority that will provide the consent to use the land in a specific manner. Note that you can only apply for consent of use if the town planning scheme governing the particular property states that one can apply for consent rights. If the town planning scheme does not make provision for such an application and the current land use rights on the particular property don’t make provision for the particular type of development you have in mind, you will then need to apply for rezoning of the property. You will certainly benefit from the expertise of The Practice Group’s town planners regarding the issue of rezoning in South Africa, as this can be a complex process which, if not handled correctly, can take years to conclude. With the rezoning application, you will apply for a change in the zoning that applies to the particular property. A change must be made in the town planning scheme to allow for application for consent use rights or to allow for the particular land use you have in mind. An example regarding application for consent use will be if you live in a residential zoned area where there are limitations...