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Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, No. 16 of 2013

Long title


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.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1. Definitions
2. Application of Act
3. Objects of Act
4. Spatial planning system
5. Categories of spatial planning
CHAPTER 2. DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES AND NORMS AND STANDARDS
6. Application of development principles
7. Development principles
8. Norms and standards
CHAPTER 3. INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT
9. National support and monitoring
10. Provincial support and monitoring
11. Municipal differentiation
CHAPTER 4. SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORKS
Part A. Preparation of spatial development frameworks
12. Preparation of spatial development frameworks
Part B. Preparation and content of national spatial development framework
13. National spatial development framework
14. Content of national spatial development framework
Part C. Preparation, content and legal effect of provincial spatial development framework
15. Provincial spatial development framework
16. Content of provincial spatial development framework
17. Legal effect of provincial spatial development framework
Part D. Preparation and content of regional spatial development frameworks
18. Regional spatial development framework
19. Content of regional spatial development framework
Part E. Preparation and content of municipal spatial development framework
20. Preparation of municipal spatial development framework
21. Content of municipal spatial development framework
Part F. Status of spatial development frameworks
22. Status of spatial development frameworks
CHAPTER 5. LAND USE MANAGEMENT
23. Role of executive authority
24. Land use scheme
25. Purpose and content of land use scheme
26. Legal effect of land use scheme
27. Review and monitoring of land use scheme
28. Amendment of land use scheme and rezoning
29. Consultation with other land development authorities
30. Alignment of authorisations
31. Record of amendments to land use scheme
32. Enforcement of land use scheme
CHAPTER 6. LAND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
Part A. Municipal land use planning
33. Municipal land use planning
34. Municipal cooperation
Part B. Establishment of Municipal Planning Tribunals
35. Establishment of Municipal Planning Tribunals
36. Composition of Municipal Planning Tribunals
37. Term of office of members of Municipal Planning Tribunals
38. Disqualification from membership of Municipal Planning Tribunals
39. Technical and other advisers
Part C. Processes of Municipal Planning Tribunals
40. Determination of matters before Municipal Planning Tribunals
41. Change with approval of Municipal Planning Tribunal
42. Deciding an application
43. Conditional approval of application
44. Timeframes for applications
45. Parties to land development applications
46. Notification to Surveyor-General and Registrar of Deeds
47. Restrictive conditions
48. Investigations authorised by Municipal Planning Tribunal
49. Provision of engineering services
50. Land for parks, open space and other uses
Part D. Related Land Development Matters
51. Internal appeals
52. Development application affecting national interest
CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
53. Commencement of registration of ownership
54. Regulations
55. Exemptions
56. Delegation
57. Non-impediment of function
58. Offences and penalties
59. Repeal of laws
60. Transitional provisions
61. Short title and commencement
Sch1. SCHEDULE 1. MATTERS TO BE ADDRESSED IN PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION [s10]
Sch2. SCHEDULE 2. SCHEDULED LAND USE PURPOSES [s26]
Sch3. SCHEDULE 3. REPEAL OF LAWS (SECTION 59) [s59]
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