Important Legal Issues for Provincial Legislation Dealing with Spatial Planning and Land Use Management

Each of the three spheres of government has a legitimate role to play in regulating land use and spatial planning. This report looks into the status of spatial planning and land use management practices across the country. Through an examination of SACN member cities as well as key economic hubs across all nine provinces, an accurate picture of how spatial planning and land use management is carried out emerged. This was used to craft the recommendations on the necessary contents of provincial land use management legislation, contained in this document. The project had a series of other outputs including nine reports detailing practice, based on research and a series of provincial workshops, and a cross-cutting report that summarises the key messages of the report.