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  1. PDA MUNICIPAL EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS – LESSONS LEARNT

  2. OVERVIEW Legal Issues Process Issues Complete Applications Enforcement Administrative Issues Positives Implications Suggestions Provincial input

  3. LEGAL ISSUES Not applying i.t.o correct sections Decision without delegations Decisions being taken, without complete consultation Application content and notices do not correspond

  4. PROCESS ISSUES Applications not submitted to COGTA within timeframes/ not submitted at all * Item 6(3)= not earlier than 30 days (not 28 days) Standardise notices 100m from boundary consultation still applicable* Incomplete consultation of Interested and Affected Parties Incorrect Notices Application decisions not referred to people who have made comment Are Planners considering all relevant factors in their recommendations?

  5. COMPLETE APPLICATION ISSUES Major Service Providers not consulted Absence of geotechnical reports where required Applicants not considering legislative requirements for application type Applications lack reference to implications, impacts & mitigation^

  6. ENFORCEMENT Limited or no enforcement taking place Act applies to entire municipal area (in & outside scheme areas)

  7. ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES Proper record-keeping system/s Application Fees (Multiple applications)

  8. POSITIVES More routine applications starting to flow In the case of more complex applications, provincial involvement is sought There is a steady flow of applications Improved relationship with professionals/ clients

  9. IMPLICATIONS

  10. IMPLICATIONS (…2)

  11. SUGGESTIONS Become more familiar with legislation Have pre-application meetings Phone CoGTA when uncertain

  12. PROVINCIAL INPUT

  13. MARTIN DE LANGE BUSINESS UNIT: DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: PIETERMARITZBURG OFFICE: 033 355 6534