THE PRACTICE GROUP BLOG

Urban Planning

Urban Planning Terminology Explained Town or urban-planning terminology can be confusing. It may even feel as if the municipality is trying its best to obscure the meaning of terms, but the truth is that the information is readily available. We want you to make...

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Town Planning Consultants

Words Often Used by Town-Planning Consultants If you want to open a guesthouse or convert your current residential home into a backpacker’s, you will need the help of town-planning consultants to apply for the necessary zoning amendments and licenses. Town-planning...

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6 Crucial Elements to Include in Site-Planning Maps

Site planning is essential for the approval of building plans that are related to the construction of, for instance, a fuel station or perhaps a shopping mall on a particular piece of property. The site plan is the graphical representation of the current and proposed...

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Basic Elements of Site-Development Plans

Site-development plans are documents that detail the plans for specific sites or an assembly of sites. They are submitted to the city council to approve prior to the submission of building plans and prior to the development of a parcel of land. A site development plan...

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Urban and Regional Planning

Why Urban and Regional Planning Is Essential to Prevent Unorganised Development Urban and regional planning is a combined discipline with the only difference between the two being the scale and geographical areas affected. As such, the same professionals are involved...

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Strategic Development Planning

The Importance of Urban Strategic Development Planning Urban strategic development planning aims to determine which model is needed to ensure that energy and resources are spent in the right places. It involves the coordination of private and public efforts towards...

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Land Use Management

Land Use Management – Applying for Changes and Permissions Land use management entails a set of legal regulations related to land with the aim of achieving organised and desirable use of the built area. Every plot and developed property in an urban area is, therefore,...

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Town Planners

Town Planners’ Advice on Property Sub-Division in South Africa Sub-division of residential or commercial property is often done with the purpose of selling the portions in order to make a profit. However, doing it wrong can lead to delays in getting permission. In...

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