Proposed amendments to Municipal Planning By-law

The public participation period about the proposed amendments to the Municipal Planning By-law, which regulates developments and land use in Cape Town, is in its second week. 

The City is proposing a number of amendments to the by-law as part of its annual review process.

Some of these amendments pertain to emergency housing, the installation of minor freestanding cell masts, a third dwelling as an additional use right, and short-term letting from flats, among others.

Residents are encouraged to attend the information sessions as some of the amendments may have far-reaching consequences.

Mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said: “We will host another three information sessions in Fish Hoek, Goodwood, and Strand next week. Officials will give a presentation about the impact and consequences of the proposed amendments and those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions.”

The next three information sessions will take place on Tuesday March 12 from 7pm to 9pm at the Fish Hoek municipal offices, Central Circle, off Recreation Road, Fish Hoek.

Another session will be on Wednesday March 13 from 7pm to 9pm at the sub-council chamber on the corner of Voortrekker Road and Molteno Street, Goodwood.

On Thursday March 14 there will be one at the sub-council chamber on the corner of Fagan Street and Main Road, Strand, from 7pm to 9pm.

The full set of proposed amendments and the guideline document with more information are available at the 24 sub-council offices and on the City’s website at