City of Johannesburg Land Use Scheme

2018: new requirements for land use development

The new City of Johannesburg Land Use Scheme, 2018 was published by The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (Council) on 2 January 2019 and became operational on 1 February 2019.

The new Land Use Scheme introduces several new rules that are intended to promote an integrated approach towards the regulation and enforcement of land use and development rules in the City of Johannesburg.

Kyalami Park Owners’ Association (KPOA) urges all owners and developers in the Park to orientate themselves with the new Land Use Scheme’s provisions, together with KPOA resolutions before doing any preparation on envisaged land development applications.

Know your Floor Area Ratio (FAR) before planning new buildings or extending an existing one.

What exactly is FAR. Floor area ratio (FAR) is the measurement of a building's floor area in relation to the size of the erf/site that the building is erected on.

FAR is expressed as a decimal number, and is derived by dividing the total floor area of the building by the total area of the erf/site (floor area ÷ erf/site area).

Areas that may be excluded from the calculation of floor area are:

  1. Any area, including a basement, which is reserved solely for parking of vehicles and loading and off-loading areas
  2. 10% of the total floor area shall be regarded as areas required for the cleaning, maintenance, care and proper mechanical and electrical functioning of the building.

How FAR can you go in Kyalami Park

According to new Council regulations a floor area ratio of 0.5 (no more than half the erf/site area) is applicable. However, KPOA has passed a resolution amending this to 0.44 within Kyalami Park.