n Journal for Juridical Science - Coordination of development approval processes revisited - Lagoon Bay Lifestyle Estate (Pty) Ltd v The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs & Development Planning of the Western Cape and Others [2011] 4 All SA 270 (WCC)

Volume 37, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-252X



This article deals with the decision-making powers of different spheres of government, in terms of various pieces of legislation, with regard to the development of agricultural land and, more specifically, the subdivision or rezoning of such land. The current approval process to be followed by a developer consists of four phases, namely:

  1. An application for the amendment of the relevant structure plan;
  2. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process;
  3. The application for rezoning and subdivision, and
  4. The approval of building plans.

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