'Clean building plan' could be approved in just two days, says City of Cape Town

In October last year, CapeTalk's Breakfast Show caught up with Cheryl Walters from the City of Cape Town after complaints from frustrated contractors not receiving the approval of their building plans.

Read: CoCT responds to claims that it takes too long to approve building plans

Yesterday the CapeTalk Breakfast Show received another similar complaint.

Have things improved since last year?

Read: Cape Chamber of Commerce: Why City of Cape Town a disabling force for business

The City of Cape Town's Director Development Management Cheryl Walters chats to Kieno Kammies about the building application process. She gives an update and says the situation has improved since last year.

Walters promises to follow up with Monday's listener's complaint and see if it can be resolved.

The City of Cape Town engages with all metros in the country, she says.

We work according to what we call a clean building plan.

Cheryl Walters, Director Development Management - City of Cape Town

Issues around heritage sites, environmental concerns, parking requirements, water, and electricity supply, first need to be resolved before the plans can be brought into the building plan process, explains Walters.

It works according to statute, even though those statutory times are fairly generous in certain cases. We try and get it approved as soon as possible.

Cheryl Walters, Director Development Management - City of Cape Town

A minimum time could be two days, depending on the quality and details of the building plan.

Cheryl Walters, Director Development Management - City of Cape Town

The City will be fully electronic from Monday 1 July and all plans can be made submitted online. Register for the e-services online, says Walters.

Listen to the interview with Walters below as she explains the process:


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