Township Establishment is a complex process of converting agricultural zoned land into residential, commercial or industrial properties/erven.
A Township Establishment Process is submitted to the relevant local authority. All the necessary advertisements, processes and follow up work will have to be followed as prescribed. A Town Planner will also help with coordination with other disciplines in this regard. The application will take approximately 12 months for approval, provided that no objections to the application are lodged.
An Excision of Holding Application must be submitted in order to convert the property back to a farm portion, if the property is an agricultural holding. A township cannot be established on a holding and must first be reverted to farmland. This application approximately takes 2 months for approval.
After approval of the excision application, a land surveyor must be appointed to submit the approval to the Surveyor General to obtain a new farm description. The documents are then returned to the City Council to issue the Excision Certificate. The certificate is then submitted by a lawyer with the Title Deed to the Deed Office to be endorsed with the new farm description on it.