Council approves spatial plan for Bellville CBD

Mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment Eddie Andrews said the framework gives guidance on investment from both the public and private sector. Picture: Armand Hough/ Independent Newspapers.

The city council approved the local spatial development framework (LSDF) for the Bellville central business district at its meeting on Thursday last week.

The LSDF guides local planning, urban management, and public infrastructure investment for development opportunities in the Bellville CBD.

Some of the opportunities arising from the LSDF include the improvement of mobility in the Voortrekker Road corridor, the release of vacant City-owned land for high-density mixed-use transit-oriented development such as housing, commercial, and recreational spaces, according to a City’s statement.

Mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment Eddie Andrews said the framework gives guidance on investment from both the public and private sectors to support urban renewal in the longer term.

“Last year, we hosted a two-month-long public participation process, and we engaged with residents, businesses, local stakeholders and interested parties at two public open days to help us refine the LSDF. All of the comments were considered, and, where possible, we have revised the plan.”

The City said Bellville is Cape Town’s second metropolitan node with much potential to stimulate investment in sectors that can create jobs, and drive inclusive growth and resilience.