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Comprehensive coastal land use planning

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dc.contributor.author Masson PJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:37:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:37:38Z
dc.date.submitted 1990 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/35393
dc.description.abstract The coastline is an ecotone, a transitional ecosystem, between the marine and the terrestrial environments. The processes involved in maintaining the dynamic equilibrium and integrity of the ecology are complex, more so than for any other ecosystem. This complexity imparts a definitive sensitivity on the resource with the result that environmental opportunities and constraints need to be identified and adequately addressed during the planning process. The ecological mapping of environmental opportunities and constraints should form the basis of any land use planning document to ensure judicious resource allocation. Several documents are available with which land use planning is achieved. The use of structure plans in achieving the goals of coastal zone management could be innovative and of considerable importance. The structure plan document is ideally suited to the culmination of environmental planning programmes. There is no inherent , contradiction between the ultimate goals of conservation and development: both are concerned with improving social well-being in the present and the future. Via the Council f or the Environment several programmes have been drafted to ensure effective coastal zone management. The variety of programmes are individually suited to application in the land use allocation process. Coastal zone management implies the principles of resource allocation, environmental preservation and continued use. The Cape coastline, approximately 2 000 km, consists of several types of coast. Some areas are intensely developed while other areas are relatively pristine. Certain coast types are conducive to development, others not. In the past several trends with regard to development have become established which has lead to an unbalanced use of the land resource. The challenge of resource allocation is the establishment of a balance between the maximisation of sustainable resource production and the conservation of development options. The goal of comprehensive coastal land use planning is to marry the pressures and severe competition for land use zonings and the unstable nature of the coast. The process addresses both allocation and resource management. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Town and regional planning en
dc.subject Metropolitan planning en
dc.title Comprehensive coastal land use planning en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M in Stads- en Streekbeplanning en

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