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Spatial Planning & Land Use Management Act

Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, Act No. 16 of 2013, provides a framework for spatial planning and land use management in South Africa; specifying the relationship between spatial planning and land use management systems as well as other forms of planning. This aims to address past spatial and regulatory imbalances and promote greater consistency and uniformity in application procedures and decision making.

Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act

Act No. 16 of 2013

To provide a framework for spatial planning and land use management in the Republic; to specify the relationship between the spatial planning and the land use management system and other kinds of planning; to provide for the inclusive, developmental, equitable and efficient spatial planning at the different spheres of government; to provide a framework for the monitoring, coordination and review of the spatial planning and land use management system; to provide a framework for policies, principles, norms and standards for spatial development planning and land use management; to address past spatial and regulatory imbalances; to promote greater consistency and uniformity in the application procedures and decision-making by authorities responsible for land use decisions and development applications; to provide for the establishment, functions and operations of Municipal Planning Tribunals; to provide for the facilitation and enforcement of land use and development measures; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

The purpose of this Act is:


  • Provide for a uniform, effective and comprehensive system of spatial planning and land use management for the Republic;

  • Ensure that the system of spatial planning and land use management promotes social and economic inclusion;

  • Provide for development principles and norms and standards;

  • Provide for the sustainable and ef´Čücient use of land;

  • Provide for cooperative government and intergovernmental relations amongst the national, provincial and local spheres of government; and

  • Redress the imbalances of the past and to ensure that there is equity in the application of spatial development planning and land use management systems.

Chapters of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act:

Chapter 1: Introductory Provisions

Definitions
Application of Act
Objects of Act
Spatial planning system
Categories of spatial planning

Chapter 2: Development Principles and Norms and Standards

Application of development principles
Development principles
Norms and standards

Chapter 3: Intergovermental Support

National support and monitoring
Provincial support and monitoring
Municipal differentiation

Chapter 4: Spatial Development Frameworks

Part A: Preparation of spatial development frameworks
Part B: Preparation and content of national spatial development framework
Trade in listed threatened or protected species
Part C: Preparation, content and legal effect of provincial spatial development framework
Part D: Preparation and content of regional spatial development framework
Part E: Preparation and content of municipal spatial development framework
Part F: Status of spatial development frameworks

Chapter 5: Land Use Management

Role of executive authority
Land use scheme
Purpose and content of land use scheme
Legal effect of land use scheme
Review and monitoring of land use scheme
Amendment of land use scheme and rezoning
Consultation with other land development authorities
Alignment of authorisations
Record of amendments to land use scheme
Enforcement of land use scheme

Chapter 6: Land Development Management

Part A: Municipal land use planning
Part B: Establishment of Municipal Planning Tribunals
Part C: Processes of Municipal Planning Tribunals
Part D: Related Land Development Matters

Chapter 7: General Provisions

Commencement of registration of ownership
Regulations
Exemptions
Delegation
Non-impediment of function
Offences and penalties
Repeal of laws
Transitional provisions
Shirt title and commencement

National Framework for Marine Spatial Planning in South Africa


26 May 2017


"Purpose of the South African Marine Spatial Planning Framework The purpose of this document is to provide the framework for Marine Spatial Planning in South Africa's ocean space. It provides high-level direction for undertaking Marine Spatial Planning in the context of the South African legislation and policies as well as existing planning regimes. It describes the process for the preparation of Marine Area plans and their implementation, in order to ensure consistency in Marine Spatial Planning across the South African ocean space. The framework will facilitate the development, implementation, monitoring and revision of Marine Area plans. Through this Marine Spatial Planning system, the sustainable development of South Africa's ocean space will be enabled. Marine Spatial Planning will provide the following benefits for the South African nation: ..."

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