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Control of Boundary Walls and Fences on Streets and Public Open Spaces By-law, 2003
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6067 on 19 September 2003
- Commenced on 19 September 2003
- [This is the version of this document from 19 September 2003 and includes any amendments published up to 17 March 2023.]
- [Repealed by Walls and Fences on 24 June 2016]
PreambleNotice is hereby given in terms of section 13 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000) that the Municipal Council of the Swartland Municipality has made the by-law set out in the schedule hereto:[Some of the provisions of this By-law have no headings.]
1. DefinitionsIn this by-law unless the context otherwise indicates:"council" means the council of the Swartland Municipality or its duly authorised employee;"Municipality" the Swartland Municipality; and"the Act" means the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act No. 103 of 1977 and the regulations promulgated in terms of section 17(1) thereof.
2. ApplicationThis by-law shall apply and be valid in the area of jurisdiction of the Municipality, including private residential developments with or without controlled entrances, in as far as the provisions of this by-law is not in conflict with the conditions of rezoning imposed on such a development in terms of the Land Use Ordinance No. 15 of 1985 or any other applicable legislation prior to promulgation of the Land Use Ordinance.
3. Control of walls and fencesNo person shall erect a wall of any nature on any street boundary of any premises or boundary facing a public open space without the prior approval of the Council in accordance with the provisions contained herein. Any person applying for the Council’s approval to erect a wall as aforesaid shall submit plans in triplicate drawn in accordance with the scales stipulated in the Act, clearly indicating the position of the erf, the foundations, the materials to be used in construction and the methods of construction, together with adequate dimensions of the wall proposed.
4.No person shall erect a fence, other than a wall as contemplated by section 3, on any street boundary of any premises or boundary facing a public open space, except a fence comprising of the materials described in sections 7(6) and 7(7).
5. Heights of walls and fencesThe height of any wall or fence situated on street boundaries or abutting upon public open spaces shall not exceed the following measurements:
6. Piers and columnsWhere piers or columns of brick, stone, concrete or similar materials are required by the Council to ensure stability, their size and spacing shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Council.
7. Materials of walls and fencesWalls and fences situated on street boundaries and/or boundaries abutting upon public open spaces shall be comprised of the following materials only—
8. Fair-face-wallsAll walls and fences shall present a fair face to the street and to abutting public open spaces in accordance with the provisions contained in section 7.
9. Dilapidated and unsightly walls and fencesNo person shall allow any wall or fence to fall into a ruinous, dilapidated or dangerous condition and the Council may serve a written notice upon such person requiring him within a period of 21 days and subject to such instructions and conditions as may be contained therein, to repair, alter, demolish or remove such wall or fence at his own expense. Should the owner fail to comply with the requirements thereof within the time specified therein the Council may direct the building control officer to carry out the requirements of such notice and thereafter recover the cost of so doing from such owner.
10. Relaxation of provisionsWhere premises are zoned for industrial purposes in terms of the Council’s zoning scheme regulations the building control officer shall be entitled to grant a waiver from compliance with the provisions of section 5 on receipt of an application from the owner of such premises.
11. PenaltyIf any person —
12.Any person who does anything referred to in section 11 or fails to comply with the terms of an order referred to therein shall be guilty of an offence.
13.Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this by-law shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to a penalty not exceeding —
History of this By-law
24 June 2016Repealed by Walls and Fences
19 September 2003 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6067By-law commences.
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