Spatial, rural and urban planning deals with the design and regulation of the uses of space with a focus on the physical form, economic functions, and social impacts of the rural and urban environment and the location of different activities within it.

Spatial Development Framework

Spatial Development Frameworks (SDF) are critical planning tools used by municipalities to direct and coordinate development and use of land and resources within the community. We will obtain a comprehensive view of the components making up the built and natural environment as well as various socio-economic aspects affecting the population within a municipality.

Through the analysis of spatial information relating to land, infrastructure, biodiversity, hydrology, agriculture, transport, economics and demography we can determine the status of a municipality in order to evaluate and propose feasible interventions. We can model the potential effects on the ground of proposed frameworks to ensure strategies comply to relevant government policies.

Land Use Schemes Management

Land use management involves the formulation of processes by which land is developed, usage of land is defined, and activities on land are regulated. We as spatial planners play a critical role of making recommendations on usage of land to local government officials that includes zoning and proposals for new public buildings, enmities and utilities in order to fulfill the long and short-term goals of the town or settlement.

Through discussions with officials, research and understanding of applicable policy, we can ensure that these goals result in towns and settlements that flourish even as they are growing. We also assist officials with the process of reviewing and updating land use schemes and valuation rolls that have been adopted within a given boundary.

With the support of GIS technologies, the permissions and restrictions described in each scheme and important attribute information describing the valuation aspects of land portions can be visually represented. This makes it easier for us to assist officials in aligning proposed schemes with those managed by neighbouring municipalities and to analyse their existing rates and services.