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Environmental Justice and Equity

Township establishment requires social compact involving consultation with stakeholders and developers of a township area prior to advertising for establishing levels of service (record of decision is maintained)

Ecological Integrity

DFA requires environmental investigations.  Approval of all land development applications is conditional to compliance to DFA principles

Co-operative Governance

All land development applications (in respect of all land use planning legislation) are circulated to DACE for input and comment

Compliance to Relevant Environmental Legislative Provisions

NEMA

Principles of the DFA for spatial planning and land development administration comply to some degree with NEMA principles (see DLA EIP).  These DFA principles are the basis for decision making and administration around spatial planning and land development in the province.

R1182, R1183, R1184 (EIA)

All land development applications require authorisation, exemption or comment from DACE prior to approval by MEC or tribunal

OTHER

Consultants must comply with principles of DFA (including environmental) in terms of relevant DFA regulations when submitting applications for land development

Existing Arrangements for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management

All land development applications (in respect of all land use planning legislation) are circulated to DACE for input and comment.

Legislative requirements related to environmental investigations and sustainable development in terms of the DFA and associated regulations are complied to and are a prerequisite for all tribunal decisions and approvals.

Recommendations for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management

Strengthening environmental knowledge and expertise of the tribunal

That the proposed provincial planning legislation is an outcome of the Provincial Sustainable Development Framework which harmonises the fragmented policy and legislation relating to environmental management.

That a capacity building programme for staff of Developmental Local Government and Housing on environmental laws and environmental management be developed.

4.2.2. Local Government Planning

Description

The regulation and management of the Land Development Objectives (LDO) process.

The regulation and management of the Integrated Development Plans (IDP) process.

The regulation of the Interim IDP process to be completed by the end of March.

The compilation of LDO’s and IDP’s and their implementation by all Local Authorities.

Governing Laws and Policies

Development Facilitation Act

Official Notice 9 of 1997, Provincial guidelines for drafting LDO’s

Local Government Transition Act

Local Government White Paper, 1998

Municipal Systems Act, 2000

Responsible Authority/ies

Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing

Local Authorities

Department of Land Affairs

Premiers office Planning and Policy Co-ordination

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