CIfA Newsflash 20/2023 | COCT: Plan and Build It Right Newsletter

Plan and Build It Right

Dear CIfA, SAACPP and UDISA Members

If you have been following our journey, you will no doubt be aware that our new DAMS system was not launched on Monday, 27 February as planned. The City is still in the process of migrating data to the new portal. Until then, we unfortunately cannot receive any building plan and development applications. We apologise for the inconvenience and we are working around the clock to get the migration completed. We will inform you as soon as it is live.

In other news:

Spatial Planning and Environment
The City of Cape Town’s Urban Planning and Design Department has just completed the amendment process for the City’s Spatial Development Frameworks. Click here to view the article.
Council approved both the amended Municipal Spatial Development Frameworks (MSDF) and the eight integrated District Spatial Development and Environmental Management Frameworks (DSDF – EMF) on 26 January 2023.
Find out more on this important notice by viewing the attachment.

Exemptions granted on development charges

On 27 October 2022, Council approved an exemption to the Development Charges Policy. This exemption applies to all land uses where a temporary package plant has been approved in catchments of wastewater treatment works that are currently at capacity.
This exemption applies only to the sewer portion and where the developer/operator has been authorised by the National Department of Water and Sanitation to dispose and treat sewage.
Click here to view the full council resolution as well as the list of Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTWs) identified for exemption.

Related documents

Water and Sanitation Presentation: Procedure for implementation of temporary package plants

Standard Operating Procedure for Temporary Package Plants for WWT in constrained catchments

City of Cape Town Development Management Department
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