3.12 Residential Densification
Housing density is of central importance to sustainable urban form. Sustainable neighbourhoods and densities are a strategic goal and spatial element embraced by National and Provincial Government Departments, the Gauteng and CoJ Spatial Development Frameworks and RSDF’s.
The CoJ’s Densification Strategy aims to offer more choices for different income groups and a range of lifestyles and living environments that seeks to make the city more efficient and sustainable. Overall, the strategy aims to increase the average density of the city as a whole, and to identify those locations that are more suited to higher-density development.
In terms of the trend towards reducing urban sprawl, optimisation of land use and improving urban form, the CoJ promotes higher residential densities within the influence of the Gautrain Stations.
Linbro Park is well-suited to residential densification, as it has:
Access to the Gautrain - an efficient world-class
public transport system,
Proximity to places of employment, services and
Proximity to open space,
Good infrastructure capacity and opportunities.
The Linbro Development Framework (2008) determines the area has the capacity to accommodate about 25,408 dwelling units with a population of about 81,020 people at an average nett density of 101 units a hectare.
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan