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Beplanningsriglyne vir lugmagbasisse in Suid-Afrika

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dc.contributor.advisor Nieuwoudt A, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Brand AdeW en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:18:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:18:27Z
dc.date.submitted 2000 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/12838
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of the South African Air Force is to defend the South African air space. To achieve this aim the Air Force comprises of various categories of air force bases. Each category of air force base is utilised for a specific aim and the spatial development contributes to the effective functioning thereof. According to Nieuwoudt and Drewes (1995) and Van Helden (1995) an air force base can be classified as a system. In certain aspects air force bases function as closed systems seeing that various developments and activities within the boundaries of an air force base, are restricted from external liaison.-Air force bases can also function as open systems seeing that some activities that are executed within a base, have interactions with the immediate surrounding environment. Nieuwoudt and Drewes (1995) found in their study of Swartkop air force base in Centurion that there is no proper cohesion for development inside and outside the boundaries of the base. Planning inside the base was also not according to a development plan. <br><br> The aim of this study is to create planning guidelines for the spatial development of air force bases in urban and rural areas within the RSA. <br><br> There are three different categories of air force bases in the RSA, namely: fighter bases, support bases and forward air fields. For the purpose of the study only the fighter and support base will be considered as the forward air field is classified as a non-permanent base. <br><br> The study comprises the following problem aspect, namely: What planning framework is necessary for the optimal development and functioning of air force bases of various categories in the urban and rural areas within South Africa. <br><br> Section A of this study includes chapters one to three and deals firstly with existing literature on spatial planning in South Africa. The first section discusses spatial planning concepts that include structure plans, land development objectives (LDO's) according to the Development Facilitation Act (Act 67 of 1995) and integrated development planning. The second section discusses the classification and functioning of an air force base in South Africa and includes the definition of an air force base, the role and tasks of the air force, location of air force bases, the air force base as a system, the nature of the spatial environment in which an air force base functions, and the interaction between an air force base and its environment. <br><br> Section B of this study includes chapter's four to six and consists of the practical research that was conducted. Chapter four contains information regarding the spatial structure of an air force base that includes location, property features, safety flight zones, physical elements and land uses. Chapter five analyses the population component of the two types of air force bases under discussion. Chapter six examines the road network of an air force base and its interaction with the surrounding area. <br><br> Section C, comprising chapter seven, consists of an interpretation of the information in chapters four to six against the background of the theoretical information provided in chapters two and three and the empirical study. <br><br> The conclusion is reached that the purpose of a spatial framework is to present policies and proposals designed to optimise the utilisation of existing social and physical resources, all in accordance with the planning objectives of an air force base. The objectives should be designed to satisfy social and economic aspirations as far as possible, through the creation of an efficient physical structure for the continuous process of making planning decisions. The spatial framework is first and foremost a decision document relating to those matters over which planning has control or influence. The spatial framework will initiate, encourage and control changes. It will be clear on aims, policies and proposals. It will follow a process of participation with stakeholders with the purpose of identifying key issues and development priorities. It will give an indication of the major needs and priorities of a base and its surrounding environment. <br><br> Finally, it is concluded that land use planning in and around air force bases should be coordinated in accordance with an integrated development plan - taking into consideration the purpose of an air force base and the needs and priorities of the surrounding area. <br><br> en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Town and Regional planning en
dc.title Beplanningsriglyne vir lugmagbasisse in Suid-Afrika en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA(Planning) en

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