A Development Framework identifies overall policy, broad goals, and principles for development, while conceptual Precinct Plans for the five campuses/precincts of Main Campus indicate opportunities for infill development.

Approval is sought for the following land use management components of this Integrated Development Framework in terms of the Municipal Planning By-Law:

  • approval of ‘Package of Plans’ comprising a Development Framework and Precinct Plans;
  • designation of UCT’s Rondebosch Upper, Middle and Lower Campus, Rosebank Residence Precinct, Mowbray Residence Precinct and the Health Sciences Campus in Observatory as a ‘Special Planning Area (SPA)’ and
  • rezoning, subdivision and consolidation of a number of erven, in order to rectify historic cadastral and zoning anomalies.

In parallel, the endorsement of the following heritage components, which cover the Rondebosch-Observatory Main Campus, as well as Hiddingh Campus is sought from Heritage Western Cape in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act:

  • a Conservation Framework for the built environment of UCT;
  • a Heritage Inventory (grading of buildings and sites) and Heritage Inventory Report and
  • a Heritage Agreement, to be concluded between the University of Cape Town and Heritage Western Cape.

An integrated public consultation process for the land use management and heritage components is now being undertaken, with documents available for download on this website.

Students, staff, alumni, neighbours and all interested and affected parties are encouraged to provide input. Comments on the land use management application can be submitted to the City of Cape Town at comments_objections.southern@capetown.gov.za, while comments on the heritage process can be submitted to UCTheritagecomments@yahoo.com. The public comment period is from 23 June 2022 to 23 August 2022. Thereafter, comments will be incorporated into the updated heritage and land use proposals, to be submitted to the relevant authorities for approval.

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Land use management