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Land Use Planning and Development Applications

EIA Applications

CapeNature is the statutory custodian of biodiversity in the Western Cape and commenting authority concerning potential impacts on biodiversity. When submitting reports to CapeNature Land Use Advice Scientists for comment please ensure that all aspects of potential impacts to biodiversity have been addressed as outlined in the two following documents (pdfs open in new tabs):

Primary Requirements document

Annexure A: CapeNature’s Requirements Regarding Development Applications

The Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan of 2017 should be a key informant to guide development applications.

    The Spatial layers are downloadable from SANBI BGIS : http://bgis.sanbi.org/Projects/Detail/194 and are viewable on CapeFarmMapper under Resource Layers: Conservation.

    CapeFarmMapper : https://gis.elsenburg.com/apps/cfm/

    SANBI: http://bgis.sanbi.org/Projects/Detail/194