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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Chapter 5 : Integrated Development Planning

Part 3 : Process for planning, drafting, adopting and review of integrated development plans

27. Framework for integrated development planning

 

 

1) Each district municipality, within a prescribed period after the start of its elected term and after following a consultative process with the local municipalities within its area, must adopt a framework for integrated development planning in the area as a whole.

 

2) A framework referred to in subsection (1) binds both the district municipality and the local municipalities in the area of the district municipality, and must at least-
a) identify the plans and planning requirements binding in terms of national and provincial legislation on the district municipality and the local municipalities or on any specific municipality;
b) identify the matters to be included in the integrated development plans of the district municipality and the local municipalities that require alignment;
c) specify the principles to be applied and co-ordinate the approach to be adopted in respect of those matters: and
d) determine procedures-
i) for consultation between the district municipality and the local municipalities during the process of drafting their respective integrated development plans; and
ii) to effect essential amendments to the framework.