1. Entire by-law
  2. Preamble
  3. Chapter 1 - Definitions
    1. 1. Definitions
  4. Chapter 2 - Application of this by-law and conflict of laws
    1. 2. Application of this By-Law and conflict of laws
  5. Chapter 3 - Spatial planning
    1. Part 1 - Introductory provisions concerning spatial development frameworks
      1. 3. Spatial development frameworks
    2. Part 2 - The municipal spatial development framework
      1. 4. Process for drafting the municipal spatial development framework
      2. 5. Process for amending the municipal spatial development framework
      3. 6. Decision on the adoption or amendment of the municipal spatial development framework
      4. 7. Submission of municipal spatial development framework to Provincial Minister
      5. 8. Publication of the adopted or amended municipal spatial development framework
      6. 9. Status of the municipal spatial development framework
      7. 10. Review of the municipal spatial development framework
    3. Part 3 - District spatial development frameworks and local spatial development frameworks
      1. 11. District spatial development frameworks
      2. 12. Local spatial development frameworks
      3. 13. Process for drafting or amending a district spatial development framework or a local spatial development framework
      4. 14. Decision on the adoption or amendment of a district spatial development framework or a local spatial development framework
      5. 15. Publication of the adopted or amended district spatial development framework or local spatial development framework
      6. 16. Status of a district spatial development framework and a local spatial development framework
      7. 17. Review of a district spatial development framework or a local spatial development framework
      8. 18. Withdrawal of a district spatial development framework or a local spatial development framework
    4. Part 4 - General provisions concerning spatial planning
      1. 19. Record of and access to spatial development frameworks
      2. 20. Structure plans
      3. 21. Policies to guide decision making
      4. 22. Record of deviations from spatial development frameworks
      5. 23. Spatial development frameworks applicable to land incorporated into the geographic area of the City
  6. Chapter 4 - Development management
    1. Part 1 - Zoning scheme
      1. 24. Zoning
      2. 25. Zoning scheme
      3. 26. Development management scheme
      4. 27. Review of development management scheme
      5. 28. Zoning map
      6. 29. Adoption, amendment and substitution of zoning map
      7. 30. Error in zoning map
      8. 31. Status of zoning map and exemption of City from liability for any error
      9. 32. Zoning register
      10. 33. Access to the zoning map and zoning register
      11. 34. Continuation of zoning schemes
    2. Part 2 - Use right and non-conforming use
      1. 35. Use right
      2. 36. Determination of zoning
      3. 37. Non-conforming use
    3. Part 3 - General lapsing provision
      1. 38. General lapsing provision
  7. Chapter 5 - General requirements for an application
    1. 39. Applications
    2. 40. Persons who may make application in terms of this By-Law
    3. 41. Continuation of application by new owner
    4. 42. Types of applications
    5. 43. Provisions which govern an application
  8. Chapter 6 - Special provisions for certain applications
    1. Part 1 - Rezoning, departure and consent use
      1. 44. Rezoning
      2. 45. Departure
      3. 46. Consent use
      4. 47. Lapsing of rezoning, consent use or departure
    2. Part 2 - Restrictive conditions
      1. 48. Removal, suspension or amendment of restrictive conditions
      2. 49. Endorsements in connection with alterations, suspensions or removals of restrictions or obligations
    3. Part 3 - Consolidation
      1. 50. Consolidation and construction of buildings
      2. 51. Lapsing of consolidation
    4. Part 4 - Subdivision
      1. 52. Approval of subdivision
      2. 53. Approval of general plan or diagram by Surveyor General
      3. 54. Transfer of land unit arising out of approved subdivision
      4. 55. Confirmation of subdivision
      5. 56. Lapsing of subdivision and extension of validity periods
      6. 57. Land for public places and other uses
      7. 58. Ownership of public places and land required for municipal engineering services and community facilities
      8. 59. Servitude in respect of services arising from subdivision
      9. 60. Amendment or cancellation of plan or subdivision
    5. Part 5 - Owners’ association
      1. 61. Establishment and operation of an owners’ association
      2. 62. Constitution of an owners’ association
      3. 63. Owners’ association which fails to meet an obligation or ceases to function
    6. Part 6 - Engineering services
      1. 64. Definitions in this Part
      2. 65. Responsibility for engineering services
      3. 66. Development charge
    7. Part 7 - Exemption of certain subdivisions and consolidations from the need for approval
      1. 67. Exemption of certain subdivisions and consolidations from the need for approval
    8. Part 8 - Emergency housing and urgent housing
      1. 68. Emergency housing
      2. 69. Urgent housing
  9. Chapter 7 - General procedures for all applications
    1. Part 1 - Making an application
      1. 70. Pre-application consultation
      2. 71. Information required
      3. 72. Application fee
      4. 73. Refusal to accept an application
      5. 74. Acceptance of application and call for additional information
      6. 75. Additional information
      7. 76. Complete application
      8. 77. Withdrawal of application
      9. 78. Duties of an applicant
    2. Part 2 - Notice and comment
      1. 79. Notice of application
      2. 80. Content of notice
      3. 81. Notice in the media
      4. 82. Notice to a person
      5. 83. Notice to a representative
      6. 84. Notice of no objection
      7. 85. Deemed notice to owners in a sectional title development
      8. 86. Notice to the Provincial Government
      9. 87. Notice to an organ of state other than the Provincial Government
      10. 88. Internal circulation
      11. 89. Intervener
      12. 90. Objection to an application
      13. 91. Petition
      14. 92. Response from the applicant
      15. 93. Amendment of application before decision
      16. 94. Further notice
      17. 95. Access to information about an application
    3. Part 3 - Process and criteria for deciding application
      1. 96. Power to conduct inspection
      2. 97. Assessment of application
      3. 98. Determination of application
      4. 99. Criteria for deciding application
      5. 100. Conditions of approval
      6. 101. Further conditions and amendment of conditions
      7. 102. Timeframe for making a decision
      8. 103. Failure to decide timeously
    4. Part 4 - Decision
      1. 104. Requirement for writing and notification of decision
      2. 105. Effective date of decision
      3. 106. Errors and omissions
    5. Part 5 - Extension of validity of an approval
      1. 107. Extension of validity of an approval
    6. Part 6 - Appeal
      1. 108. Appeal
      2. 109. Procedure for appeal
    7. Part 7 - Prescribed requirements and notification
      1. 110. Prescribed requirements for applications
      2. 111. Method and date of notification
      3. 112. Costs of notification
    8. Part 8 - Integrated decisions
      1. 113. Notice in terms of integrated procedure
  10. Chapter 8 - Decision-makers
    1. 114. Decision-makers
    2. 115. Establishment of Municipal Planning Tribunal
    3. 116. Term of office for members of the Municipal Planning Tribunal
    4. 117. Conditions of service and Code of Conduct of the Municipal Planning Tribunal.
    5. 118. Indemnity and Legal Representation
    6. 119. Vacancy or removal of a member
    7. 120. Functioning of Municipal Planning Tribunal
    8. 121. Advisory panel
    9. 122. Technical adviser
  11. Chapter 9 - Enforcement
    1. Part 1 - Introductory provisions for this Chapter
      1. 123. Definitions in this Chapter
      2. 124. Choice of enforcement measure
    2. Part 2 - Complaint
      1. 125. Complaint
    3. Part 3 - Civil enforcement
      1. 126. Compliance notice
      2. 127. Withdrawal of approval
      3. 128. Directive
      4. 129. Administrative penalty
      5. 130. Rectification of contravention
      6. 131. Enforcement litigation
      7. 132. Urgent matter
    4. Part 4 - Criminal enforcement
      1. 133. Offences and penalties
      2. 134. Prosecution of corporate body and partnership
    5. Part 5 - Enforcement and investigative powers of an investigator
      1. 135. Powers and functions of an investigator
  12. Chapter 10 - Naming and numbering of streets
    1. 136. Naming and numbering of streets
  13. Chapter 11 - Transfer certificate
    1. 137. Transfer certificate
  14. Chapter 12 - General administrative provisions
    1. 138. Policies, procedures, prescriptions, standards, requirements and guidelines
    2. 139. Delegations
    3. 140. Exemption
    4. 141. Liability of the City
    5. 142. Savings and transitional provisions
    6. 143. Short title and commencement
  15. Schedules
    1. Schedule 1
    2. Schedule 2
    3. Schedule 3
      1. Chapter 1 - Definitions and interpretation
        1. 1. Definitions in this development management scheme
        2. 2. Interpretation
        3. 3. Methods of measuring distances, heights and levels or the requirement to round up or down
        4. 4. Interpretation of boundaries
        5. 5. Interpretation of category of use and zoning
        6. 6. Evasion of intent of the development management scheme
      2. Chapter 2 - Application and approval procedures
        1. 7. Development rules applicable to an approved consent use
      3. Chapter 3 - Zoning and use of property
        1. Part 1 - Zonings
          1. 8. Zonings
          2. 9. Subzonings
        2. Part 2 - Uses permitted as of right
          1. 10. Primary uses
          2. 11. Additional use rights
          3. 12. Ancillary uses
        3. Part 3 - Uses permitted only with the City’s approval
          1. 13. Consent uses
          2. 14. Occasional uses
          3. 15. Special use
        4. Part 4 - Deemed zoning or determined zoning
          1. 16. Public open space and public streets
          2. 17. Land subject to the provisions of section 13 of the Legal Succession of the South African Transport Services Act, 1989 (Act 9 of 1989)
          3. 18. Land deemed as a heritage area in accordance with the National Heritage Resources Act
          4. 19. Special provisions
      4. Chapter 4 - Summary of zonings
        1. 20. Zoning summary table
      5. Chapter 5 - Single residential zonings
        1. Part 1 - Single Residential Zoning 1: Conventional housing (SR1)
          1. 21. Use of the property
          2. 22. Development rules
          3. 23. Home occupation
          4. 24. Bed and breakfast establishment
          5. 25. Home child care
        2. Part 2 - Single Residential Zoning 2: Incremental housing (SR2)
          1. 26. Use of the property
          2. 27. Development rules
          3. 28. House shop
          4. 29. Shelter
          5. 30. Informal trading
          6. 31. Land constructed as or identified for roads
          7. 32. Land used as or identified for firebreaks
          8. 33. Approval of building plans
      6. Chapter 6 - General residential zonings
        1. Part 1 - General Residential Subzoning 1: Group housing (GR1)
          1. 34. Use of the property
          2. 35. Development rules for group housing
          3. 36. Site development plan
          4. 37. Flats as an Additional use right in a group housing scheme
          5. 38. Home occupation as an Additional use right in a group housing scheme
          6. 39. Development rules for a dwelling house outside a group housing scheme
        2. Part 2 - General Residential Subzonings (GR2, GR3, GR4, GR5 & GR6)
          1. 40. Use of the property
          2. 41. Development rules for flats, boarding houses and hotels
          3. 42. Dwelling house and second dwelling
          4. 43. Group housing
          5. 44. Institution, place of instruction and place of assembly
          6. 45. Shops
      7. Chapter 7 - Community zonings
        1. Part 1 - Community Zoning 1: Local (CO1)
          1. 46. Use of the property
          2. 47. Development rules
        2. Part 2 - Community Zoning 2: Regional (CO2)
          1. 48. Use of the property
          2. 49. Development rules
      8. Chapter 8 - Local business zonings
        1. Part 1 - Local Business Zoning 1: Intermediate Business (LB1)
          1. 50. Use of the property
          2. 51. Development rules
          3. 52. Home occupation, bed and breakfast establishment and home child care
          4. 53. Second dwelling
          5. 54. House shop
        2. Part 2 - Local Business Zoning 2: Local Business (LB2) (items 55 - 58)
          1. 55. Use of the property
          2. 56. Development rules
          3. 57. Service station and motor repair garage
          4. 58. Informal trading
      9. Chapter 9 - General business and mixed use zonings
        1. Part 1 - General Business Subzonings (GB1, GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6 & GB7)
          1. 59. Use of the property
          2. 60. Development rules
          3. 61. Service station and motor repair garage
          4. 62. Informal trading
        2. Part 2 - Mixed Use Subzonings (MU1, MU2 & MU3)
          1. 63. Use of the property
          2. 64. Development rules
          3. 65. Service station and motor repair garage
          4. 66. Informal trading
      10. Chapter 10 - Industrial zonings
        1. Part 1 - General Industry Subzonings (GI1 & GI2)
          1. 67. Use of the property
          2. 68. Development rules
          3. 69. Hazardous substances
          4. 70. Service station and motor repair garage
          5. 71. Factory shop
          6. 72. Adult shop
          7. 73. Informal trading
        2. Part 2 - Risk Industry Zoning (RI)
          1. 74. Use of the property
          2. 75. Development rules
          3. 76. Hazardous substances
          4. 77. Service station and motor repair garage
          5. 78. Factory shop
          6. 79. Informal trading
      11. Chapter 11 - Utility, transport and national port zonings
        1. Part 1 - Utility Zoning (UT) (items 80 - 81)
          1. 80. Use of the property
          2. 81. Development rules
        2. Part 2 - Transport Zoning 1: Transport Use (TR1)
          1. 82. Use of the property
          2. 83. Development rules
          3. 84. Service station and motor repair garage
          4. 85. Informal trading
          5. 86. Air and underground rights
        3. Part 3 - Transport Zoning 2: Public road and public parking (TR2)
          1. 87. Use of the property
          2. 88. Development rules
          3. 89. Construction and deposit of materials
          4. 90. Air and underground rights
          5. 91. Proposed public street, street widening and street closure
          6. 92. Informal trading
        4. Part 4 - National Port Zoning (NP) (items 93 - 96)
          1. 93. Use of the property
          2. 94. Development rules
          3. 95. Port development framework plan
          4. 96. Deemed zoning of land transferred to National Ports Authority
      12. Chapter 12 - Open space zonings
        1. Part 1 - Open Space Zoning 1: Environmental conservation (OS1)
          1. 97. Use of the property
          2. 98. Development rules
        2. Part 2 - Open Space Zoning 2: Public open space (OS2)
          1. 99. Use of the property
          2. 100. Development rules
          3. 101. Construction and deposit of materials
          4. 102. Air and underground rights
          5. 103. Informal trading
        3. Part 3 - Open Space Zoning 3: Special open space (OS3)
          1. 104. Use of the property
          2. 105. Development rules
          3. 106. Approval of consent uses
          4. 107. Informal trading
      13. Chapter 13 - Agricultural, rural and limited use zonings
        1. Part 1 - Agricultural Zoning (AG)
          1. 108. Use of the property
          2. 109. Development rules
          3. 110. Agricultural industry
          4. 111. Second dwelling and additional dwelling units
          5. 111A. Renewable energy structures
        2. Part 2 - Rural Zoning (RU)
          1. 112. Use of the property
          2. 113. Development rules
          3. 114. Minimum subdivision size
          4. 115. Agricultural industry
          5. 116. Second dwelling
        3. Part 3 - Limited Use Zoning (LU)
          1. 117. Use of the property
          2. 118. Development rules
          3. 119. No rezoning to this zoning permitted
          4. 120. Reconstruction of destroyed property
      14. Chapter 14 - General provisions
        1. 121. Encroachment of building lines
        2. 122. Street centreline setback
        3. 123. Site development plans
        4. 124. Hazardous substance
        5. 125. Screening
        6. 126. Earth banks, retaining structures, support structures and similar devices
        7. 127. Maintenance of property
        8. 128. Parking of vehicles in residential zones
        9. 129. Mobile homes and caravans
        10. 130. Base telecommunication station as a primary or consent use
        11. 131. Decommissioned antennas or base telecommunication stations
        12. 132. Satellite dish antenna systems
        13. 133. Geysers and solar panels or similar infrastructure affixed to the roof of a building
        14. 134. Flood-prone areas
        15. 135. Electronic or mechanical playing devices
        16. 136. Package of plans
        17. 136A. Outbuildings
      15. Chapter 15 - Parking, loading and infrastructure
        1. Part 1 - Conventional parking requirements
          1. 137. Off-street parking requirements
          2. 138. Alternative parking supply
          3. 139. Combined parking requirements
        2. Part 2 - Site access and parking layout requirements
          1. 140. Site access and exits
          2. 141. Parking layout requirements
        3. Part 3 - Unconventional parking requirements
          1. 142. Parking for the physically disabled
          2. 143. Motorcycle and bicycle parking spaces
          3. 144. Loading
          4. 145. Refuse rooms
      16. Chapter 16 - Subdivision of land
        1. 146. Deemed approval for building line and coverage departures
        2. 147. Subdivision of a property with consent use rights or a temporary land use departure
      17. Chapter 17 - General provisions in respect of overlay zonings
        1. 148. Requirements for preparing an overlay zoning
        2. 149. Identification and numbering
        3. 150. Status of overlay zoning
        4. 151. Development rules
        5. 152. Process to designate a land unit, area or the city to have an overlay zoning
      18. Chapter 18 - Overlay zonings providing specific development directives
        1. 153. Use of the property: Subdivisional Area Overlay Zoning
        2. 154. Development rules: Subdivisional Area Overlay Zoning
      19. Chapter 19 - Overlay zonings providing strategic development directives
        1. Part 1 - Incentive Overlay Zoning (ICO)
          1. 155. General provisions: Incentive Overlay Zoning
          2. 156. Specific provisions: Incentive Overlay Zoning
        2. Part 2 - Density Overlay Zoning (DO)
          1. 157. General provisions: Density Overlay Zoning
          2. 158. Specific provisions: Koeberg Restriction Area Overlay Zoning
          3. 158A. Third Dwelling Overlay Zoning
        3. Part 3 - Small and Micro Enterprise Overlay Zoning (SMEO)
          1. 158B. Use of property: Small and Micro Enterprise Overlay Zoning
          2. 158C. Development rules: Small and Micro Enterprise Overlay Zoning
          3. 158D. General provisions: Small and Micro Enterprise Overlay Zoning
        4. Part 4 - Extensive Residential Use Overlay Zoning
          1. 158E. General provisions: Extensive Residential Use Overlay Zoning Use of property
          2. 158F. Specific provisions: Extensive Residential Use Overlay Zoning
      20. Chapter 20 - Overlay zonings for specific management mechanisms
        1. Part 1 - Heritage Protection Overlay Zoning (HPO)
          1. 159. Deemed Heritage Protection Overlay Zones
          2. 160. Use of the property: Heritage Protection Overlay Zoning
          3. 161. Development rules: Heritage Protection Overlay Zoning
          4. 162. General provisions: Heritage Protection Overlay Zoning
          5. 163. Specific provisions: Heritage Protection Overlay Zoning
          6. 164. Consideration of applications
        2. Part 2 - Environmental Management Overlay Zoning (EMO)
          1. 165. Development rules: Environmental Management Overlay Zoning
          2. 166. General provisions: Environmental Management Overlay Zoning
          3. 167. Specific provisions: Environmental Management Overlay Zoning
          4. 168. Consideration of applications
        3. Part 3 - Urban Edge Overlay Zoning (UEO)
          1. 169. Development rules: Urban Edge Overlay Zoning
          2. 170. Specific provisions: Urban Edge Overlay Zoning
        4. Part 4 - Scenic Drive Overlay Zoning (SDO)
          1. 171. General provisions: Scenic Drive Overlay Zoning
          2. 172. Specific provision: Victoria Road, Clifton
        5. Part 5 - Local Area Overlay Zoning (LAO)
          1. 173. General provisions: Local Area Overlay Zoning
          2. 174. Specific provisions: Strand Beachfront Local Area (LAO/1)
          3. 175. Specific provisions: Gordon’s Bay Local Area (LAO/10)
          4. 176. Specific provisions: Harfield Village Local Area (LAO/2)
          5. 177. Specific provisions: Constantia – Tokai Local Area (LAO/3)
          6. 178. Specific provisions: St James – Clovelly Local Area (LAO/6)
          7. 179. Specific provisions: Land Above Boyes Drive, Kalk Bay (LAO/7)
          8. 180. Specific provisions: Marina Da Gama Extensions 1,2 & 4 (LAO/8)
          9. 181. Specific provisions: Hout Bay Local Area (LAO/11)
          10. 182. Specific provisions: Noordhoek Local Area (LAO/12)
          11. 183. Specific provisions: Muizenberg Local Area (LOA/13)
          12. 184. Specific provisions: Landudno Local Area (LAO/14)
          13. 185. Specific provisions: whole of the Cape Town CBD Area (LAO/4)
          14. 186. Specific provisions: St Georges Street subarea
          15. 187. Specific provisions: Roggebaai subarea
          16. 188. Specific provisions: Bakoven, Clifton and Glen Beach Bungalow Area (LAO/5)
          17. 189. Specific provisions: Victoria Road, Clifton local area (LAO/5(ii))
          18. 190. Specific provisions: Camps Bay and Bakoven local area (LAO/9)
          19. 191. Specific provisions: Gardens, Tamboerskloof, Green point, Bantry Bay and Camps Bay / Bakoven local area (LAO/13(ii))
      21. Chapter 21 - Annexures