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Commenting on Cape Town’s Spatial Development Frameworks: MSDF & 8x DSDFs-EMF

The City of Cape Town is calling on residents, business owners, and all other interested and affected parties to comment on the eight draft integrated district spatial development frameworks (DSDFs) and environmental management frameworks (EMFs); and the draft municipal spatial development framework (MSDF). The DSDFs and EMFs guide spatial development and land use management on a district level; similarly, the MSDF determines the overall spatial vision for the Cape Town metropole. Read more below:

‘Residents are directly affected by land use, and the nature, form and location of developments in their areas. All of us who live in Cape Town, therefore, have an interest in the content of the district spatial development frameworks (DSDFs) and environmental management frameworks (EMFs) because these planning policies determine what our suburbs will look and feel like ten years from now. The same applies to the MSDF.

‘The eight DSDFs and EMFs and the MSDF also have a direct impact on land owners and developers as these plans inform and guide the City’s decisions when we assess development and land use applications.

‘The latest revised DSDFs, EMFs and MSDF are available for public comment until 30 August 2022. I strongly encourage residents and the development fraternity, and all other interested parties, to use this opportunity to contribute to these policy documents. The more people participate, the better the final products will be.

‘Cape Town is a growing city and more and more people are moving here in search of better lives and jobs. New developments – be it for housing, retail or industrial reasons – are needed to provide for the growing population. This growth must be managed in a manner that is equitable, that protects our natural assets and heritage; and uses scarce resources optimally – among which developable land, electricity, and water. Collectively, the land use and development guideline documents also improve our resilience as we are entering a more unpredictable future with pandemics, climate change, and electricity insecurity. Finally, the DSDFs, EMFs and MSDF must also align with and support the City’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) that was approved by Council,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.

The review of the eight DSDFs and EMFs started in mid-2019 with an extensive public participation process which, ultimately, led to over 3 000 comments. Those are included in the drafts that are available for a final round of public input.

The eight districts are:

The district plans are important planning documents:

  • It determines the strategic priorities, spatial elements, and key projects specific to the eight geographical area
  • Informs decisions about land use
  • Proposes targeted areas in need of restructuring and integration
  • Provides certainty to developers, communities, and City directorates
  • Creates opportunities for development
  • Provides detailed information about the population and property growth, development trends and community needs on a local neighbourhood level
  • Guides and informs land use and environmental decision making

The draft MSDF guides and informs long-term planning and development in Cape Town on a macro or municipal-wide level:

  • The MSDF’s key objectives are to establish a spatial form that will ensure that Cape Town becomes a city that is more equitable, liveable, sustainable, resilient and efficient
  • The MSDF also identifies areas not suited for urban development, areas where development proposals should consider risk factors and areas were development is preferred

‘Together, the district plans and MSDF interpret our overall vision and objectives of a Cape Town that is more equal, equitable, and spatially resilient and efficient. For example, residents’ living standards are very much determined and influenced by the state of our local economy.

‘How we use our land and what we develop on our land can promote economic activity and have an impact on commuter costs. Thus, how and when and how far people need to commute between their homes and work have a profound impact on our city’s efficiencies. The City in 2018 approved transit-oriented development as a policy, meaning, the draft MSDF also needs to align with this priority. It aims to create more mixed-use and intensified land use along transit corridors with the intention to make public transport more efficient and cost-effective, with all the added benefits to residents, commuters, the administration, and our environment,’ said Alderman Andrews.

How to comment:

  • The commenting period closes on 30 August 2022. The public is encouraged to submit comments as early as possible, late comments cannot be considered
  • Online: All of the relevant documents, annexures, maps, and other material are available on the City’s website. For the MSDF: www.capetown.gov.za/MSDF For the DSDFs and EMFs:
  • For additional enquiries, please send an email to Future.Capetown@capetown.gov.za, kindly indicate the applicable district in the email heading, for example: DSDF Tygerberg, or MSDF; alternatively, forward district specific comments to the relevant district email addresses listed above.

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NEWSLETTER - September 2021
Issue 26 - 2021

1. Safety & Security

There was a decrease in crime in the area with “0” incidents reported for June and July 2021, and then an increase in August 2021 with four incidents reported of which one case was reported to SAPS.

Please see the following crime statistics attached for Triangle Farm:

> Annexure A: SAPS Crime Report Jan – Aug 2021
> Annexure B: SAPS Crime Reports 2009 – 2020
> Annexure C: Security Services Report Jan – Aug 2021

 

Crime has reduced with more than half since the inception of the TICID (2008) with 97 cases reported to SAPS in 2009 and 100 in 2010, to 29 cases reported in 2020.

Currently there are two vehicles patrolling on day shift and two in the night from Monday to Sunday. Please report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the Byers Security Patrol vehicles on 062 641 5281 or 060 555 1416. Alternatively, you can contact the Byers Control Room on 0860 18 16 18.

Please remember to write down the registration number of any suspicious looking vehicles. Take note of strangers who appear to be loitering or watching your premises. Make sure your premises are secure and that there is effective lighting and your alarm system is in good working order. Do not contribute to crime by being negligent.

 

CCTV Cameras

The TICID has a total of 11 cameras in the area including two LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) cameras at both entrances of Brug and Electron Street and the CID will be expanding the CCTV network shortly.

The CID has had huge success where footage is handed over to SAPS.

Even if the criminals manage to escape, they can possibly be identified after the fact through captured images.

 

CID Trailer

The CID trailer that was sponsored by the Department of Community Safety, (DOCS) together with a security officer is deployed daily from Mon – Fri at the Uranium Street gate that leads to the public open space.

All people entering the area are monitored daily.

 

Bush clearing

Due to the robberies and makeshift structures that were popping up and the high fire risk on the public open space adjacent to Triangle Farm, the CID completed the bush clearing in June 2021.

 

Before

   
Makeshift structures on POS

   
After

This public open space is a high crime area. Please warn your employees, especially women, not to walk alone but rather in a group.

2. Maintenance and Cleansing

The service of two cleaners were contracted by the TICID through a garden service, as a top-up service to the City of Cape Town. The two cleaners conduct duties from Monday to Friday, 08h00 – 17h00 within the TICIDs geographical area.

Their duties include the sweeping of streets, removing weeds, picking up litter and cleaning the verges of sand and debris which could land up in the stormwater drainage.

The TICIDs cleaners collected 1 767 bags of litter in the 2020/21 financial year.
This is a vast amount of waste and if left unattended the area would quickly degenerate to an unmanaged area.

 

Garden service
Cleaners

The garden service contract includes the cutting of grass once a month on the public open space at the entrance of Triangle Farm, including the greenbelt strip that runs through the middle of the area, (proposed Tienie Meyer extension), and sections of grass throughout the whole area between businesses and the pruning of trees on public space.

They are also contracted to maintain 7 sections of landscaping that was done by the TICID.

3. Landscaping

Landscaping was completed on the corner of Brug and Proton Street in February 2021 to uplift and beautify the area.

Landscaping was also completed in August 2021 in Brug Street.

4. Public lighting

Due to insufficient lighting at the entrance of Electron Street/Peter Barlow Road and a section of Electron Street, the TICID submitted a request to the Public Lighting Development for the installation of lamp poles.

This was completed in February 2021.

5. Bush clearing - Metrorail reserve (Uranium Str.)

The TICID submitted a request to Metrorail for the bush clearing along their railway reserve which posed as a high fire risk and a potential hiding place for criminals. This was completed in March 2021.

Before
After

6. Social Project

The TICID embarked on a recycling project in 2012 with the assistance of the business associates in the area to assist a neighbouring school in Bellville-South, Winsley Primary School.

All the funds generated from the recycling project are used to assist and for upliftment projects at the school. Businesses have also assisted by donating books for the school library, sponsoring of jackets, repairs at the school, etc.

The school requested sanitizing bleach after 2 children tested positive for Covid.
50 x 5L Sanitizing bleach were purchased and handed over to the school in April 2021.

The CID would like to thank all the businesses that assisted with this project and would like to encourage everyone in the area to please assist with this worthy cause instead of throwing away your recycling material.

This will also reduce waste to our overloaded landfill sites.

7. Parking

The CID would like to make an urgent appeal to businesses to please refrain from parking and working on trucks on the verge of the road on Council property.

These trucks are not only causing obstruction but are illegally parked on a pavement with no place for pedestrians to walk.

Trucks are constantly parking across the parallel parking for motor vehicles and on the Bus Stop in Brug Street and causing
damage to the City of Cape Town’s infrastructure
.

 

 

 

Trucks illegally parked on parallel parking and Bus Stop in Brug Street

Parking has been made available for all trucks and vehicles to park on the public open space between Thermo and Micro Street free of charge at their own risk.

8. Membership

Membership is open to all property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they exercise their rights to influence the business of the CID.

Membership cannot be denied, and the property owner is then entitled to attend, participate, and vote at the members meeting held under the auspices of the Companies Act.

Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend on their behalf. Non-members may attend but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the CID activities. Please find the Membership Application form on the CID’s website.

9. CID AGM

The Triangle Industrial CID’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the 25 November 2021. Limited seats will be available due to Covid.

Unfortunately, there will be no competition this year for the best garden, neatest building, and most improved building, but the CID would like to encourage all property and business owners to please continue to maintain their buildings and street frontages.


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