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Xai-Xai IDP – PHYSICAL PLAN

FAO-PAP/RAC-MICOA

Development Cell: T3

Above the Existing Camp Site

1.

Existing Framework

1.1

Relative Locality

Above the steep slope behind the camp site, with a spectacular view of most of Xai-Xai. Although relatively close to the beach, the steep topography restricts movement to the beach.

It is directly adjacent to the sports cell. It is abutted by open space to the east and the west.

1.2

Area Size

Lower section: 19.2 ha Upper section: 18.3 ha

1.3 1.4 1.5

Topography Height Land Cover

Relatively flat, some steep lateral slopes 20-60m

Although the front section is densely vegetated, vegetation in the backset section has been destroyed by cultivation and only contains scattered bush.

1.6 1.7

1.8 1.9

Orientation

Distance from the Beachfront

Existing Access Concessions

Seaward 100-800m 400m average No access road has been constructed.

The owner of Halley Hotel has a concession to develop a valley behind the hotel; a conceptual proposal for the development of bungalows has been made.

1.10 2.

Built Structures

Only Halley Hotel in the lower western segment.

Planning Framework

Map 9(b): Land Use

2.1 2.2

Planning Phase

Land Use

Detailed planning to be completed in the third phase.

Lower section: Camp site, a substitute for the existing one to be removed

from the prime location. Also, small low rise hotels, houses for rent, etc.

Upper section: Low intensity high quality residential development for tourists and local residents including individual residential stands and supportive sports and retail facilities.

2.3

Density, Land Division and Capacity

Lower section: Low density, individual stands up to 4,000 m2 with a street frontage of 50m. Extension of Halley hotel is within this section.

Upper section: Individual stands of 1000 m2 with a street frontage of 25m.

Hotel Beds: 500 Camping Guests: 500 Residents/Guests: 1,000

2.4

Access

2.5

Roads and Pedestrian Network

Access can be gained by two lateral roads from the backset road. These roads should be constructed before development takes place in the area.

Pedestrian links should be created on elevated structures of the beachfront to protect the dunes vegetation.

2.6

Development Guidelines

See sections on development guidelines for medium and low density tourist and residential area.

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