Areas and Places Developments

Cape Town calls for public comment on drafting an LSDF for one of the City’s largest parcels of vacant land

The City of Cape Town is preparing a local spatial development framework (LSDF), or ‘neighbourhood plan’, for the Gordon’s Bay Development Area in the Helderberg District in the Western Cape, one of the biggest parcels of vacant land within the city’s borders.

The vacant underdeveloped land is situated north of the coastal town, between the existing N2 highway and just east of Sir Lowry’s Pass Road.

This area has a lot of development potential and includes Vlakteplaas, where the City will develop housing, as well as Firlands. Apart from development pressures stemming from population growth, the intended LSDF must also take into account the upgrade of the Sir Lowry’s Pass River corridor, and Sanral’s intentions to realign the section of the N2 free that borders the area,” says the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.

The City’s view is that as much as we need development to keep up with population growth demands, this must be managed in a sustainable manner that promotes and protects the unique characteristics of the area. In this sense we want to collaborate with residents and affected parties in the drafting of the LSDF that will guide future decisions on how this land should be used, developed, and importantly, how the natural environment should be protected.”

The municipality is calling on residents, businesses and affected parties to register to be a part of this process via a public information meeting at the Strand Town Hall taking place between 17:30pm – 19:30pm on the 19th of July 2023 whereby it will present the LSDF initiative, its intention, and purposes.

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