Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
Politics

Cape Town homeowner on CoCT building approval delays 'Nobody ever answers calls'

17 June 2021 9:17 AM
Tags:
Building plans approval
City of Cape Town

Refilwe Moloto talks to caller Shirley who says the backlog at the planning approval stage is causing enormous delays.
  • A capetonian homeowner has been trying to have building plan approved by the city council to no avail
  • She says she has tried phoning but no one answers
  • Shirley is concerned that penalties will be incurred if her build does not meet the deadline

UPDATE: City of CT insists approval of building plans has not been hampered by Covid-19

Cape Town in South Africa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. © handmadepictures/123rf.com

Shirley says she is not getting anywhere in having her building plan approved by the city council.

I believe that they do have a backlog. We have tried to escalate but nobody ever answers the calls.

Shirley, Caller - Cape Town

My draughtsman does have a contact in Council that we tried to get some advice from and she suggested that we resubmit to another department - but the long and the short of it is we hear nothing and are still waiting.

Shirley, Caller - Cape Town

Shirley says she will incur quite significant monthly penalties if she does not complete the build by February 2022.

So time is of the essence for me.

Shirley, Caller - Cape Town

She says she has heard of backlog time frames stretching between two to six months.

Covid has thrown a spanner in the works so I am not sure what the expectation should be.

Shirley, Caller - Cape Town



17 June 2021 9:17 AM
Tags:
Building plans approval
City of Cape Town

More from Local

More from Politics