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Town Planning

Spatial and development planners and property economists

RodePlan specialises in strategic planning, land development, land audits and property research. This work is often supported by geographic information systems (GIS). A discussion of our expertise follows below.
  1. Land development: rezoning, subdivision, departure, consent use, removal
    of title restrictions, land use management schemes (all SPLUMA related) and
    applications in terms of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, 1970
  2. Strategic planning: spatial development frameworks (SDFs), urban development
  3. Human settlement development: human settlement plan, housing sector plan
  4. Property market research: determine highest and best use of land; indicator
    development and monitoring; identification, acquisition and release of land;
    state of the property market report
  5. Municipal integrated development plans (IDPs)
  6. Land audits.

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 and land-use management.

RodePlan also advises private clients on the development potential of specific properties and/or land disposal strategies. This is done applying our expertise as property economists.

RodePlan’s clients include property owners, developers, engineering companies and government:


Western Cape Provincial Government, Gauteng Provincial Government, Cape Winelands District Municipality, Bergrivier Municipality, Saldanha Bay Municipality, Stellenbosch Municipality

Engineering companies and Independent Power Producers (IPPs):

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, Enertrag South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Nadeson Consulting Services, Aurecon, Mott MacDonald, JG Afrika, EAS Infrastructure Engineers, JPCE Specialist Consulting Engineers

Property owners and developers:

Engen Petroleum Limited, Bundi Adventures, Balwin Properties


Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), Urban LandMark.


Recent appointments include:

  • Co-author of the national IDP Guide, 2020
  • Town planner for the Greater Hermanus Human Settlement Project
  • Town planner for the design of Public Transport Facilities, Area 3, City of Cape Town
  • To determine the highest and best use for two municipal-owned properties in Klapmuts, Stellenbosch Municipality
  • To obtain land development rights for the West Coast Integrated Waste Management Facility
  • To obtain land use rights for renewable energy facilities in the Western 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 Municipality Urban Development Strategy and Integrated Human Settlement Plan
  • To participate as a 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 AnalysisGauteng 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
Determine the highest and best use for two municipality-owned properties in Klapmuts
Stellenbosch Municipality
Strategic Planning
Stellenbosch Municipality Urban Development Strategy and Integrated Human Settlement Plan
Stellenbosch 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)
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, Mott MacDonald, Royal HaskoningDHV, JG Afrika
Resort Development
Bundi Adventures
Obtaining land use rights for West Coast Integrated Waste Management Facility
JPCE Specialist Consulting Engineers
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
Solar and Wind energy facilities: Western and Northern Cape

South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd
Wind energy facilities: Western and Northern CapeG7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Wind energy facility: Western Cape
Windlab Systems (Pty) Ltd
Solar energy facilities: Free State
Ventusa Energy
Public Sector Strategic Planning

Co-author of the IDP Guide 2020
Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Involved in drafting Integrated Development Plans (2012-2017 and 2017-2022):
  • Bergrivier Municipality
  • Cederberg Municipality
  • George Municipality
  • Knysna Municipality
  • Beaufort West Municipality
  • Umsobomvu Municipality
  • Kareeberg Municipality
  • Hantam Municipality
  • Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality
Ignite Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Social Impact Assessment

High-level socio-economic assessment:
Solar energy facility (Baseline Reports)
SALA applications

Applications to national minister for consent to register lease agreements
Various IPPs
Subconsultants 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, Virdus Consult.

The RodePlan team consists of:
Berchtwald Rode: BA (Stell), MTRP (UFS)
Registered at the South African Council for Town and Regional Planners (Reg. No. 1177/2000)
Stephan van der Walt: BBibl (Stell), MA (Stell)

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