Land Use Planning Ordinance

This portfolio is run by Christopher Hudson and Len Swimmer. To email Chris or Len please use the contact page

The HBRRA Land Use Planning Portfolio provides input from a community perspective on land use planning matters affecting Hout Bay. The group provides comments and changes on land use planning legislation proposed by three tiers of government during the public participation process. It also comments on land use planning applications in respect of land in Hout Bay where such applications deviate from the legal conditions governing development of the particular erf; for example, building a lesser of further distance from the erf boundary than required in terms of the Cape Town Zoning Scheme (CTZS), or wishing to subdivide an erf into portions smaller than the minimum size as set out in the Local Area Overlay in the CTZS for Hout Bay.



The proposal by the Government of the Western Cape for a large polyclinic on the Hout Bay commonage is inappropriate and does not fit in with the Plan for the commonage, and is of great concern as it will further erode the remaining Open Space and render the Commonage almost completely depleted – the commonage is the only sizable bit of usable Public Open Space remaining in Hout Bay. 

Len's lines

A message from the Chairman of the Hout Bay Residents’ & Ratepayers’ Association.

All is not what it seems in this Idyllic Valley

As I was considering what I would say in this last Hout and About for 2014, I came across this article which I felt I would like to share with you, as it synchronised with my thoughts - it appeared on the back page of The Good Weekend, Sunday Argus 30th November 2014 written by Tim Roston entitled, “The hike from Noordhoek to Chapman’s Peak provides a workout in nature”.