Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013

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16 of 2013

The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 intends:

  • to provide a framework for spatial planning and land use management in the Republic;
  • to specify the relationship between the spatial planning and the land use management system and other kinds of planning;
  • to provide for the inclusive, developmental, equitable and efficient spatial planning at the different spheres of government;
  • to provide a framework for the monitoring, coordination and review of the spatial planning and land use management system;
  • to provide a framework for policies, principles, norms and standards for spatial development planning and land use management;
  • to address past spatial and regulatory imbalances;
  • to promote greater consistency and uniformity in the application procedures and decision-making by authorities responsible for land use decisions and development applications;
  • to provide for the establishment, functions and operations of Municipal Planning Tribunals;
  • to provide for the facilitation and enforcement of land use and development measures; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


1 July 2015 (Government Gazette 38828, 27 May 2015)

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