Cape Town - The public participation period on the proposed amendments to the Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) is in its final week. Residents and residents’ associations are encouraged to attend the public hearing on Saturday 30 March 2019 where they will have the opportunity to make oral submissions.
"The Municipal Planning By-law regulates developments and land use in Cape Town. The City is proposing a number of amendments to the by-law and I want to remind those who haven’t participated yet that there are only five days left to make submissions or to comment on the proposals. I’m urging residents and interested and affected parties to make use of this very important opportunity as the proposed amendments will affect all of us who live and work in Cape Town," said Mayco Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Marian Nieuwoudt.
Some of the amendments pertain to emergency housing, the installation of minor freestanding cell masts, a third dwelling as an additional use right, and short-term letting from flats, among others.
The public hearing is taking place as follows:
Date: Saturday 30 March 2019