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Town Planning

Town Planning 044 801 9477

Consultation hours for Town Planners:  Walk-in clients – weekdays from08h00 to 12h30.
Pre-booked appointments – weekdays from 14h00 to 16h00.

Town Planning Front Desk Reception: 044 801 9477
Town Planning Complaints:
Comments and Objections:
Property Transfer Certificates: Marina Welman
Zoning Certificates: Lorraine Malangeni
Zoning Rectifications: (even numbers) Jeanne Fourie or (uneven numbers) Ilané Huyser
GIS: Corlize Bester 044 801 9117
Environmental Management (OSCAE Permits):

See bottom of page for detailed phone list.

Click for George Municipality Zoning Scheme Map and GIS Public Viewer.
Click for Land Use Pre-consultation Application Form
Click for Land Use SubmissionsLand Use Tribunal and Land Use Bylaw Decisions.
Click for Instructions for Online Land Use Applications.
Click for Municipal Spatial Development Framework and Local Spatial Development Frameworks.
Click for Town Planning Bylaws.
Click for Town Planning Policies and Guidelines.

Application Submissions
The Town Planning department has moved from its present internet-based land use application system to an on-line portal-based system to enable the electronic submission and processing of land use applications. Applicant need to register on the system as users before they can use the system and upload land use applications.

Applicants can register on the system by going to the following website
The above website address can also be used to upload building plan applications and OSCA/OSCAE permit applications.

The new on-line portal system means that pre-application, section 38 requests, land use application documents, public participation documents, comments and objections no longer need to be submitted by email to the department’s officials. Thus, as from 1 November 2022, applications by email will no longer be accepted.

The necessary documents and detailed instructions to register on, and to use the on-line portal can be accessed and downloaded from the following link:

Requests for these documents may also be requested via email to

For any queries or more information on the above please contact 044 801 9477 or email or

Due to the erratic delivery of registered notices and owners generally not collecting them, it has been decided that, where it is possible to do so, i.e. where the property is occupied, applicants may serve notices on owners by hand, provided that the necessary proof of delivery is provided.

Registered notices will only be necessary where no street address is available (such as smallholdings or farms) and where the property is vacant or unoccupied and where no email address is available. Postal and/or email address information can be requested from Marisa Arries ( or 044 801 9473).

All comments and objections on land use applications must be submitted to the Department and the applicant in an electronic format. Neighbouring property owners  and other interested and affected parties to the application, who do not have access to email can arrange with the following designated officials to submit comments and objections via WhatsApp or SMS:

Applicants must send notices to commenting bodies and state departments via email.

The applicants will still be required to place a site notice on the street boundary of the property in a position that is clearly visible to the surrounding neighbours when they pass by. Applications that have a broader impact will require the applicant to place a notice in the print edition of Die Burger (Southern Cape) or the George Herald.

Finally, applicants will need to arrange with Corlize Bester to also publish their applications the George Municipality’s website and Facebook page at least 3 days before notices are issued by emailing the Notice as a word document and the Application as one PDF document.

Deputy Director: Planning and Environmental Management:
Delia Power 044 801 9476
Senior Manager: Town Planning:
Clinton Petersen 044 801 9182
Senior Town Planner: Jeanne Fourie 044 801 9138
Senior Town Planner: Ilanè Huyser 044 801 9120
Town Planner: Martin Botha 044 801 9171
Town Planner: Khuliso Mukhovha 044 801 9447
Town Planner:
Robert Janse Van Rensburg 044 809 9555
Town Planner: Fakazile Vava 044 801 9555
Assistant Town Planner: Robin Hector 044 801 9475

Senior Land-Use Officer (Tribunal and Appeals):
Keith Meyer 044 801 9435
Senior Town Planning Administrator:
Primrose Nako 044 801 9416
Senior Town Planning Administrator:
Marisa Arries 044 801 9473
Senior Town Planning Administrator:
Marina Welman 044 801 9171
Senior Clerk (Front Desk): Lorraine Malangeni 044 801 9477

Principal GIS Technician: Corlize Bester 044 801 9117
Environmental Officer: Priscilla Burgoyne 044 8019554