DACE must become more actively involved in CMIP and other bulk infrastructure provisioning programmes. It is recommended that Environmental Management be represented on the CMIP committee.
EIA regulations will be enforced.
As outlined above with the IDP process, there is a need for more integrated planning for housing and township development. In this respect the IDP recommendations apply here.
Business plan format for CMIP projects must be reviewed and should incorporate environmental considerations. Business plans should reflect budgetary requirements for environmental investigations and environmental management.
To facilitate the provisioning of sustainable housing to communities on a progressive basis by administering subsidy schemes.
To ensure proper implementation of housing infrastructure development projects
Governing Laws and Policies
National Housing Act
National Housing Code
Development Facilitation Act
Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing
Department of Housing (national)
Pit latrines and sanitation
Energy efficient housing
Water conservation and re-use
Urban open space
Impacts of engineering services
Compliance to NEMA Principles
Financial limitations (R16 000,00 grant) for housing projects limit the incorporation of environmental issues into housing projects.
Most housing development projects contribute to ‘urban sprawl’.
The focus of housing development is not on densification
Integration of Environmental Considerations into Decision Making
Technical reports for housing projects do have an environmental analysis component. EIA regulations specifically are not uniformly applied.
Financial limitations are perceived to limit innovation and incorporation of alternative housing design.
The focus for housing is on numbers of houses not on a quality product and integration of other social and economic needs.
Participation, Empowerment and Transparency
Policy dictates that a minimum of 5% of all housing subsidise must be reserved for women.
The Social Compact ensures participation and representation by communities and the ‘modus operandi’ in housing projects. Environmental issues are not specifically addressed.
Environmental Justice and Equity
The housing programme will result in a more equitable distribution of services, especially for previously disadvantaged groups
Housing delivery focus should be more rural biased
Most housing development projects contribute towards ‘urban sprawl’.
Project layout plans do reflect open space, but this is not specifically linked to ecological integrity.
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