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Two Cape Town golf courses identified as potential sites for housing

The public has until Sunday 6 June to comment on the City's draft integrated spatial development frameworks.
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Two Cape Town golf courses identified as potential sites for housing

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) has identified parts of the King David Mowbray Golf Course and Rondebosch Golf Course as potential sites for housing.

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The proposal is contained in the draft integrated spatial development framework (SDF) for the Table Bay District and Southern District.

CoCT has only identified parts of Mowbray golf course outside the flood line and about 7ha of the Rondebosch course for social housing development.

The public has until Sunday 6 June to comment on the City’s draft integrated spatial development frameworks.

Housing activists including Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) have welcomed the draft.

Ndifuna Ukwazi has been calling for state-owned land like golf courses to be used for affordable housing in Cape Town.

The City’s Mayco Member for Spatial Planning and Environment Marian Nieuwoudt said that the development of the golf courses is however not imminent.

“There are feasibility studies and land use planning processes that will be undertaken prior to any development decisions. No plans are in place other than to outline that this site could be more suitable for future development,” she told GroundUp.

 

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