Cape Town - There would be no further development for the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA). That's if the City of Cape Town has anything to say about the matter.
On Wednesday, at a full council meeting, the City approved the revised Municipal Spatial Development Framework, the City's mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron said.
The framework focuses on curbing urban sprawl and the regeneration of the city's urban core to maximise "inward growth and transit-oriented development accompanied by higher densities and land-use diversification".
As part of this development plan, the City would fight to protect the PHA, an area under threat from possible housing development in answer to the city's housing crisis.
The Western Cape government is still conducting hearings during which submissions about the further development of the zone are being made.