Renishaw Coastal Precinct Harnesses Untapped Potential on the Mid-South Coast

It’s all systems go for the 2.6-million square metre Renishaw Coastal Precinct on the scenic mid-South Coast, possibly KZN’s best kept secret. Prime coastal land at smashing prices is just waiting for the right partners, at a substantially lower price than that available in the KZN North Coast.

Ideally located only 40-minutes from Durban, Renishaw Coastal Precinct is backed by Renishaw Property Developments, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Crookes Brothers Limited.

Rights have already been secured to develop a significant number of sizable properties and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Environmental Affairs, the National Department of Agriculture and Umdoni Municipality have given the green light for mixed use development with zoning for a private school.

The Renishaw Coastal Precinct, the first development of this scale on the mid-South Coast, has been divided into 5-phases.

Phase 1: Renishaw Estate and Heritage Village

Total extent 78.8356 ha or 17.83%

Private conservation zone 349.741 ha

Active open space 1.873 ha

The land use for this phase includes 13 medium density residential 1 sites (56.0509 ha); 78 residential only 1 sites (1.8368 ha); 70 residential only 2 sites (1.0944 ha) and 45 residential only 3 sites (3.9709 ha). 3 sites have been earmarked for multi-purpose retail (6.9101 ha), 7 sites (4.5992 ha) for municipal and government, 1 site for urban agriculture 2 (2.1994 ha), 2 sites for worship (0.6499 ha) and 1 for institution (1.5239 ha).

Phase 2: Clansthal and Craigieburn

Total extent 41.0767 ha or 16.37%

Conservation 199.623 ha

Passive open space 2.1637 ha

The land use for this stage includes 114 residential only 2 sites (12.3352 ha); 20 medium density residential 3 sites (22.6670 ha) and 3 medium density residential 1 sites (1.1647 ha). 2 sites have been earmarked for resort 2 (3.1957 ha), 2 sites for health and welfare (0.3295 ha) and 2 sites for medium impact mixed use (0.4787 ha).

Phase 3: Interchange and Waterfront

Total extent 54.4 ha or 25.6%

Conservation 141.65 ha

Passive open space 1.02 ha

The land use for this stage includes 22 residential only 2 sites (1.41 ha); 2 medium density residential 1 sites (2.94 ha) and 3 high density residential 1 sites (2.31 ha). 21 sites have been earmarked for mixed use office (5.11 ha); 1 site for a petrol station (0.63 ha); 1 site for education (16.4 ha); 3 sites for multi-purpose retail (1.78 ha); 28 sites for light industry 2 (10.51 ha); 2 sites for municipal and government (0.41 ha), 2 sites for health and welfare (3.68 ha) and 2 sites for medium impact mixed use (8.73 ha).

Phase 4: Crocworld Development Node

Total extent 54.9641 ha or 21.01%

Conservation 189.998 ha

There is 1 medium density residential 1 site (7.4219 ha); 3 resort sites of 21.6457 ha, 5.5432 ha and 6.7725 ha respectively, and 1 education site (11.3624 ha).

Phase 5: Scottburgh South

Total extent 45.7347 ha or 32.07%

Conservation 81.2292 ha

Passive open space 0.8284 ha

The land use for this phase includes 76 residential only 2 sites (5.2145 ha); 4 high density residential 1 sites (8.8502 ha); 4 medium density residential 1 sites (2.5602 ha); 1 low impact mixed use site (0.3461 ha); 24 urban agriculture 1 sites (23.5642 ha); 1 health and welfare site (1.1064 ha) and 1 education site (4.0931 ha).

Zones Clarified

Zone: Residential Only 1

This zone is intended to promote the development of detached dwelling units in a suburban setting, each unit being for occupation by a single family, and being individually located on erven or subdivisions with a minimum size of 200 m2. A limited number of compatible ancillary uses which have a non-disruptive impact on neighbourhood amenity may be allowed.

Zone: Residential Only 2

This zone is intended to promote the development of detached dwelling units in a suburban setting, each unit being for occupation by a single family, and being individually located on erven or subdivisions with a minimum size of 550 m2. A limited number of compatible ancillary uses which have a non-disruptive impact on neighbourhood amenity may be allowed. Medium Density Housing is permitted through Special Consent on erven of 1 800m2 or more; dependent on adequate sewage disposal, up to 18 units per hectare based on the net erf area are permitted.

Zone: Residential Only 3

This zone is intended to promote the development of detached dwelling units in a suburban setting, each unit being for occupation by a single family, and being individually located on erven or subdivisions with a minimum size of 900 m2. A limited number of compatible ancillary uses which have a non-disruptive impact on neighbourhood amenity may be allowed. Medium Density Housing is permitted through Special Consent on erven of 1 800m2 or more; dependent on adequate sewage disposal, up to 15 units per hectare based on the net erf area are permitted.

Zone: Medium Density Residential 1

This zone is intended to promote the development of attached and detached dwelling units developed as part of a planned residential development each unit being for occupation by a single family. The minimum erf size per development is 1 800 m2, with a maximum of 25 units per hectare for Medium Density Housing. Residential Buildings (Blocks of Flats) are permitted in this zone with no limit in terms of dwelling units per hectare. Existing erven below the minimum erf size may still be developed.

Zone: Medium Density Residential 2

This zone is intended to promote the development of attached and detached dwelling units developed as part of a planned residential development, each unit being for occupation by a single family. The minimum erf size per development is 1 800m2, with a maximum of 20 units per hectare. Existing erven below the minimum erf size may still be developed.

Zone: Medium Density Residential 3

This zone is intended to promote the development of attached and detached dwelling units developed as part of a planned residential development, each unit being for occupation by a single family. The minimum erf size per development is 2 000m2, with a maximum of 15 units per hectare. Existing erven below the minimum erf size may still be developed.

Zone: High Density Residential 1

This zone is intended to promote the development of multi-unit residential buildings, each dwelling unit being for occupation by a single family. Hotels and other uses are permitted to cater for broader community needs. The minimum erf size for each erf is 1 800m2.

Zone: Resort 1

This zone is intended to promote the development of tourist associated residential units in conjunction with recreation and other resort facilities. The minimum erf size for each development is 1 ha.

Zone: Resort 2

This zone is intended to promote the development of tourist associated residential units in conjunction with recreation and other resort facilities. The minimum erf size for each development is 3 600m2

Zone: Resort 3

This zone is intended to promote the development of tourist associated residential units in conjunction with recreation and other resort facilities. The minimum erf size for each development is 1 ha.

Zone: Medium Impact Mixed Use

A zone that is intended to provide for a restricted range of commercial activities, workshops, offices, restaurants and residential development at medium intensities and with limited impacts.

Zone: Light Impact Mixed Use

A zone that is intended to provide for a limited range of commercial activities, offices, restaurants and residential development at low intensities and with limited impacts.

Zone: Petrol Filling Station

A zone that permits activities of Public Garage and Service Station, and a restricted amount of space devoted to a convenience store. Other related uses are permitted through Special Consent.

Zone: Multi-purpose Retail

A zone that provides for the development of suburbanised, multi-use shopping facilities.

Zone: Mixed Use Office

A zone that provides for the development of distinct office areas adjacent to other forms of commercial development.

Zone: Light Industry 2

A zone that permits manufacturing that is generally compatible with other land uses permitted in adjacent, more sensitive land use zones such as residential, mixed use and open space. Light and Service Industrial uses are permitted while General Industrial use is prohibited. Warehousing of a non-hazardous nature is permitted. Outdoor storage such as a Scrapyard requires Special Consent and will be subject to screening.

Zone: Education

A zone that provides for a full range of educational facilities including infants, pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education and training with associated buildings and recreational facilities.

Zone: Active Open Space

This zone provides part of the sustainable open space system which includes independent or linked open space areas and green lung areas of the urban environment for sporting and recreational needs and associated activities of the local and visiting public and may include areas of passive open space where appropriate.

Zone: Passive Open Space

Land set aside for public purposes and services to accommodate any independent or linked open space areas owned and maintained by a public agency for passive and limited active recreational purposes that are used and enjoyed by the general public and may include ancillary facilities or buildings.

Zone: Conservation

Land set aside for public purposes and services that is a natural area of land and/or water within which the conservation of the scenic beauty, indigenous flora and fauna, water course and other topographical features, places of historic or scientific interest and the like is of primary importance.

Zone: Private Conservation

The primary purpose of this zone is to afford protection to areas in private ownership which the Municipality considers to be of conservation significance.

Zone: Special Zone 1.2 (Medium Impact Mixed Use)

A zone that is limited to substantially non-residential mixed uses, and a specific density of development.

Umdoni Land Use Scheme Rules

The Renishaw Coastal Precinct falls under the Umdoni Municipality and will follow the Umdoni Urban Land Use Scheme.

The aim of the scheme is to promote the “co-ordinated and harmonious development of the Umdoni area to promote health, safety, order, amenity, convenience and general welfare in a development process”.

According to the scheme document, the Umdoni Municipality wants to “retain and enhance established residential neighbourhoods, commercial and industrial districts and distribution of land; allow for the intensification of commercial and industrial uses within certain designated areas; allow for mixed residential density in select residential neighbourhoods and accommodate expansion of development into vacant and low-use lands within environmental and infrastructure constraints, and in accordance with the Integrated Development Plan (IDP)”.

The scheme supports diversity from different land use to establish Umdoni “as a distinctive place on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.”

The development controls that need to be complied include that a proposed development close to service infrastructure and roads, need to observe the building restrictions required by the service authorities.

The Environmental Controls apply to all development applications to ensure environmental management is practised from the outset and includes an environmental management plan.

Roads planned for the development

Part of the non-developable areas is the road system.

Phase 1: 82.17%

Phase 2: 3.64%

Phase 3: 5.67%

Phase 4: 5.81%

Phase 5: 10.19%

Building Design and External Façade

The Umdoni Land Use Scheme requires the “character, design and external appearance of buildings, including the material used in their construction be subject to the approval of the Municipality”.

The architectural theme must be uniform, “simple but dignified”, in keeping with the old family mansion and subtle variations of features drawn from the mansion is encouraged. A minimal impact on the environment is a pre-requisite.

The time is now to invest in this exciting development, where a quality life in an enviable natural environment is de rigueur.

The secret’s out!

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