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Spatial and development planners and economists

RodePlan specialises strategic planning, land development and property research. This includes:
•  Land development: rezoning, subdivision, departure, consent use, removal of title restrictions, land use management schemes - (all SPLUMA related)
•  Strategic planning: spatial development framework, urban development research
•  Human settlement development: human settlement plan, housing sector plan
•  Property market reseach: indicator development and monitoring, identification, acquisition and release of land, state of the market report
•  Municipal integrated development plans, and
Land audits.

all supported by a geographic information system (GIS).

RodePlan considers an in-depth understanding of the social, economic, political and environmental elements that underpin present-day society as fundamental to land development in order to complement economic growth and urban restructuring. We develop and apply scenarios and strategies to inform land development.

RodePlan also advises private clients on the development potential of specific properties and/or land disposal strategies. This is done in collaboration with our expertise as property economists. RodePlan's clients include property owners, developers, engineering companies and government e.g. Engen Petroleum Limited, Urban LandMark, Gauteng Provincial Government, Cape Winelands District Municipality, Bergrivier Municipality, Saldanha Bay Municipality, Stellenbosch Municipality, Umoya Energy (Proprietary) Limited, G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd, Plan 8 (Pty) Ltd, South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd, Solairedirect (SA), Windlab Systems (Pty) Ltd, Ventusa Energy, African Clean Energy Developments (Pty) Ltd, Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd, Nadeson Consulting Services, Aurecon, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), Matt MacDonald.

Recent appointments include:
• To obtain land-use rights for renewable energy facilities in the Free State, Western, Eastern and Northern Cape
• To obtain land-use rights for all provincially operated borrow pits in the Western Cape as part of the provincial regravelling programme
• To complete a land audit and land assessment of municipal-owned vacant land in the Saldanha Bay municipal area.
• To draft the Stellenbosch Urban Development Strategy and Integrated Human Settlement Plan.
• To participate as Spatial Planner to complete a peer review of the route alignment for the Wynberg segment of the IRT Phase 2A (Cape Town).


Recent work:


Project Client

1. Land use management as conducted by 12 South African City administrations

2. The use of information technology for better municipal decision-making

3. An assessment of the Provincial Government Western Cape land-release programme

4. Scoping Report: as an essential guideline to develop a framework that can be used for quantitative reporting on land markets across sub-Saharan Africa

Urban LandMark
Gauteng Province: Development Trend Analysis Gauteng Provincial Government, Department of Economic and Development Planning
Provide professional services in compiling a Comprehensive Policy Framework for the identification and release of land for human settlement purposes National Housing Development Agency
Oudtshoorn Municipality: a comprehensive and advanced synthesis of policy and planning directives Vela VKE, Oudtshoorn Municipality

Cape Winelands Spatial Development Framework

Cape Winelands District Municipality 
Bergrivier Spatial Development Framework Bergrivier Municipality
NEMA specialist report: Spatial planning and land use (AfriSam Cement Plant, Saldanha)  Aurecon
Planning report: as input in the valuation of Erf 153664, Cape Town (WP Rugby Football Union) and Erf 144264, Cape Town (WP Cricket Association)
Stellenbosch Municipality Urban Development Strategy
Stellenbosch Municipality Integrated Human Settlement Plan
Rode & Associates
Land development Obtaining land use rights for WCG borrow pits in the Western Cape (ongoing) Aurecon, WCG, Matt MacDonald, Royal HaskoningDHV
Resort Development Bundi Adventures

Renewable energy facilities: Western, Northern, Eastern Cape and Free State

Wind energy facility: Western Cape Umoya Energy
Wind energy facilities: Western, Eastern and Northern Cape Plan 8
Solar energy facilities: Western Cape Solairedirect
Solar and Wind energy facilities: Northern Cape
South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd
Wind energy facilities: Western and Northern Cape G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Wind energy facility: Western Cape Windlab Systems (Pty) Ltd
Solar energy facilities: Free State Ventusa Energy
Public Sector Strategic Planning

Knysna Municipality: Integrated Development Plan (assisted as planning specialist) 

Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Bergrivier Municipal: Integrated Development Plan (assisted as planning specialist) Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Cederberg Municipality: Integrated Development Plan (2nd review) Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
George Municipality: Integrated Development Plan (2nd and 3​rd reviews) Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
  Beaufort West Municipality: 2nd review Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
  Umsobomvu Municipality: 3rd review Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
  Kareeberg Municipality: IDP (2017 - 2022) Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
  Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality/ Central Karoo District Municipality/ Umsobomvu Municipality:  Prepared municipal profiles (IDP 2017 - 2022) Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Social Impact Assessment High-level socio-economic assessment: Solar energy facility (Baseline Reports) Solairedirect


Sub-consultants used by us (to date): Aurecon, Prof. WH Thomas, Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd, Jennings Goullee Thomson, Jan Palm Consulting Engineers, Prof. JH Nel, Multipurpose Business Solutions (Dr. J Bloom), SMEC Engineers, Akanya Development Solutions

The RodePlan team consists of:

        Registered at the South African Council for Town and Regional Planners (reg no 1177)