With the depth of 30 years collective expertise, skills and resources embodied in the consultancy, we have the capabilities to successfully undertake - from inception to final delivery - the town-planning and project management aspects of any venture, from large sophisticated multi-disciplinary programs to small community projects. We have successfully dealt with the town-planning requirements of a wide range of projects, including residential, industrial, commercial, business as well as various other developments such as Life Style Estates, Eco Estates, Golf Estates and "Development & Reconstruction and Development Program" (RDP), Master Plans.
DLC Town Plan Services have expanded, resulting in a comprehensive capability of delivering services, not only in Gauteng and in South-Africa, but also into Africa and beyond. Clients range from individuals to large corporations including private landowners, developers, local and regional governments, mining and industrial sector companies.
Within the consultancy, the services rendered include:
Township Establishment Applications in terms of the Development Facilitation Act (Act 67 of 1995) [not in use as to date] [not in use as to date];
Township Establishment Applications in terms of the Town-Planning and Townships Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1986);
Township Establishment in terms of any other legislation;
Rezoning in terms of the Development Facilitation Act (Act 67 of 1995) [not in use as to date] [not in use as to date];
Rezoning in terms of Section 56 of the Town-Planning and Townships Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1986);
Rezoning in terms of any other legislation;
Consent Use Applications in terms of the Development Facilitation Act (Act 67 of 1995) [not in use as to date];
Consent Use Applications in terms of the applicable Town-Planning Schemes;
Subdivision of Farmland in terms of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act (Act 70 of 1970);
Subdivision of Farmland in terms of the Division of Land Ordinance (Ordinance 20 of 1986);
Subdivision of Erven in terms of Section 92 of the Town-Planning and Townships Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1986);
Consolidation of Erven in terms of Section 92 of the Town-Planning and Townships Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1986);
Permission for Temporary Uses;
Removal of Restrictive Title Conditions in terms of the Gauteng Removal of Restrictions Act (Act 3 of 1996)
Applications for Building Line Relaxation;
Applications for Building Plan Approvals;
Applications for Streetscape and Outdoor Advertising;
Drafting of Layout-, Settlement-, Subdivision-, Consolidation-, Site Development-, Land Use Plans and any other plans relating to town-planning procedures;
Social Housing that complies with the principles of sustainable human Settlement;
Drawing up of documentation required for approvals;
Submission to the relevant authorities and follow-up for approvals;
Private and Public Resorts;
Project Management and Advisory Services;
Environmental Impact Assessment.
We believe in a holistic approach and the optimum and appropriate use of available resources, from sophisticated computer systems to labour-based techniques, combined as required to achieve the stipulated objectives of each project. A combination of technologies is therefore employed to meet the absolutes of every project and to ensure the successful implementation thereof, regardless of size and complexity, within the time limits and budgetary constraints imposed and to the required quality in terms of materials, labour and workmanship.
All our operations are fully computerised and synergy is achieved by integration of the computer-based systems used by the administrative-, technical- and management staff.
All computers are interconnected via Microsoft Ethernet Local Area Network. The office has full access to the World Wide Web with facilities to send and receive e-mail, including drawings and all other documents.
Our staff members are proficient in the use of the following computer programs:
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD): Caddie 9-16, AutoCAD 2002-2008, Auto Sketch 9
Word Processing & Publishing: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect
Spread sheet: Microsoft Excel, Quattro Pro, Adobe Page Maker
Accounting: Pastel Accounting
Database: Microsoft Access, dBase IV, Visual dBase
Project Management: Microsoft Project, Super Project
Graphics: Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Freelance Graphics, Microsoft Paint, MrSid Geo-viewer, Sketch Up, Autodesk 3Ds Max
General: Office Professional
OCR (Scanner): Omni page
Presentation: Power Point, Corel Presentations
DLC Town Plan (Pty) Ltd has a personnel component of members that are qualified and registered Town and Regional Planners, Project Managers and Draughtsman. The rest of the staff members are supportive administrative personnel and technicians. The company therefore has the human resources required to ensure efficient and professional town-planning related services.
Frederik de Lange