PLANNING SERVICES


UMSEBE offers its clients a multi-disciplinary professional service which is supported by the company's experience, technology and innovation. Umsebe provides a wide range of planning related services, which include:

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Including Integrated Development Plans (IDP), Spatial Development Frameworks (SDF), Land Use Management Systems (LUMS) and the development of planning related policies, particularly at Local and District Municipality level.


STATUTORY PLANNING

Statutory planning expertise includes:

  • Township layout and design
  • Township establishment applications
  • Formalisation of existing settlements
  • Development Facilitation Act applications
  • Extension of township boundaries
  • Rezoning applications
  • Subdivisions and consolidations
  • Subdivision of agricultural land
  • Removal of restrictive title conditions
  • Business rights on agricultural land
  • Park and road closures


MUNICIPAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The development, implementation and review of Municipal PMS systems in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and Municipal Structures Act (MSA).


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) & MAPPING

UMSEBE maintains and manages a GIS with specific reference to the Local Government environment.

As a support service to the development planning division we have a GIS system based on a vast geo-database of South Africa. Our GIS is operated on the latest Esri, ArcMAP and AutoCAD software, which enables us to generate high quality, accurate mapping to support planning projects.


COMMUNITY LIAISON & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

UMSEBE has extensive experience in community liaison and public participation which forms part of most projects with communities as stakeholders or beneficiaries. We are able to facilitate and have the necessary skills and experience to conduct public participation in any of the official languages in South Africa.


CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING

UMSEBE has the capacity and experience in the training of officials, councilors and ward committee members on various aspects of local government issues including Integrated Development Planning (IDP), Spatial Development Frameworks (SDF), budgetary processes, Service Delivery & Budget Implementation Plans (SDBIP), Land Use Management Systems (LUMS) and municipal Performance Management Systems (PMS).


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

As development planners we are, by and large, at the centre of development projects where we play a project management role in projects such as:

  • Townships establishments
  • Formalisation of informal settlements
  • Land Use Management Systems (LUMS)


FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND MARKET SURVEYS

UMSEBE conducts feasibility studies for proposed developments including residential and eco estates, golf estates, office, retail and industrial developments.

We have a powerful database on the actual supply and estimated demand for all real estate sectors, which enables us to conduct accurate market surveys for clients in the private and public sectors.