Township Planning South Africa

Township Planning South Africa The Range of Services Offered by Township Planning Experts in South Africa The Practice Group offers developers, municipalities and property owners our expertise in township planning in South Africa. Our wide range of expertise – ranging from financial planning, involvement in government agencies and township planning – benefits client companies since town planning in South Africa is a complex process requiring expertise from multiple disciplines. Some of our services are briefly introduced below. Strategic & Integrated Development Planning We formulate guidelines for the strategic and integrated development of the planning area on behalf of and in collaboration with local, metropolitan and provincial authorities. This includes determining the nature, amount and arrangement of land uses. Urban Renewal & Design Frameworks We help to solve urbanisation problems through research of contemporary planning methods for upgrading of urban areas. Town Planning and Land Use Management We prepare and review statutory land use management schemes or other regulatory mechanisms for zoning, control, and management of land uses on behalf of local municipalities. Urban Development This entails the planning of new towns and urban areas for various income groups in close collaboration with the affected communities. Integrated Land Use and Transportation Planning We are actively involved in the planning of transport infrastructure, including airports, new roads and railroads, as well as the planning to upgrade such infrastructure. This is done in close collaboration with transportation engineers. Acquisition of Land Use Rights and Rezoning We apply for and attain new or amended land use rights by applying for rezoning and permission according to the current legislation and regulations of the specific...

Township establishment & Development Overview

Township establishment & Development Overview Township establishment is a complex process of converting land into residential, commercial or industrial properties. Various specialists and professionals work together and provide their input including for instance, the likes of township and urban development planners, environmental consultants, engineers, surveyors, lawyers, property specialists and financial advisors. The professionals each bring their expertise to the table to ensure that safety, sustainability, socio-economic and environmental aspects are taken into account and development is done in compliance with the relevant regulations. It is a time consuming process and careful planning is required to minimise delays, which could lead to higher development costs. At the same time, the entire process must be thorough and must take various effects into consideration. With such in mind, intensive research and investigation must be carried out prior to the lodging of the application for township establishment. The feasibility of the project must be investigated with consideration of all the factors and consequences of the project. It is essential for the developer to work with a professional team of township planners and environmental consultants, such as The Practice Group, in the identification and management of factors that will influence the project. This will help the developer to focus on the important resources to reduce the risk of under budgeting or overrunning the planned budget because of delays that will lead to financial losses and the risk of complete project failure. Township establishment and development entail several phases, which can roughly be divided into: Idea or concept –where the developer identifies land suitable for the type of development in mind or investigates possible development...