Phase 4

PHASE 4: DRAFT CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE TANGIBLE HERITAGE RESOURCES IN THE STELLENBOSCH MUNICIPALITY

Our aim is to develop as rational, systematic and practical a way as possible for the municipality to manage surviving heritage resources, as well as a system to manage development applications in a way that is coordinated with the heritage inventory and the Conservation Management Plan (CMP). It is the function of the CMP to mediate between the requirements of heritage into the future, on the one hand, and appropriate development planning for growth and change within the municipality into the future, on the other.

APPENDIX 1: Legal and Policy Framework

APPENDIX 2: Global context of the Stellenbosch Winelands Typology

APPENDIX 3: Conservation Systems (Municipal scale)

APPENDIX 4: Viridian Visibility Analysis with the viewshed of each scenic route

SIGNIFICANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA SHEETS:

Please refer to the Conservation Management section of the CMP for general guidelines, explanatory text/terms, and the process behind developing the Development Criteria.

The Development Criteria sheets are based on Landscape and Townscape typologies found within the Stellenbosch Municipality. Each Landscape Unit is related to a Valley (below). The focus is on the current heritage elements and character of the landscapes, and the criteria are discussed under the five value lines (ecologic, aesthetic, historic, social and economic). The sheets should be read in conjunction with the Heritage Inventory (individual sites) and the Conservation Systems (Appendix 3 of the CMP). All the information will be consolidated and accessed through the Online Map.

Jonkershoek has been set up as a test site for the public comment period, and the example sheets can be found on the Online Map. The full set of Development Criteria for each of the Landscape Units will be made available on the Online Map after all public comments have been addressed.

A KROM RIVER
B BOTTERLARY
C EERSTE RIVER
D JONKERSHOEK
E IDAS VALLEY
F DWARS RIVER
H FRANSCHHOEK
I KLAPMUTS

TOWNSCAPE UNITS

COETZENBURG
DIE VLAKTE
IDAS VALLEY
GROENDAL
FRANSCHHOEK
JAMESTOWN
LANQUEDOC
MOSTERTSDRIFT
PNIEL
RAITHBY

ONLINE HERITAGE INVENTORY MAP

The Stellenbosch Heritage Inventory Online Map is the culmination of the project as described in the Phase
2b Report. It is a digital representation of the Heritage Inventory and is comprised of many layers and related
shapefiles assembled in the project Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

The map shows:

  • the range of elements (from large to small), that are represented by Valleys to Areas to Units,
    alignments (including scenic routes) and specific sites;
  • the spatial patterns, that comprise the most distinctive and most significant combinations and clusters of
    heritage resources that need to be protected and enhanced.

How to operate the online map:

  1. Click on the image below to open the Online Heritage Inventory Map.
  2. Click on this link to open the Expanded map which includes various Critical Biodiversity layers.
  3. Every link on the right-hand legend can be switched on and off.
  4. Once a layer is switched on, you can click on any point and polygon, opening a pop-up balloon with
    extra information.
  5. Some clickable points (heritage sites, landscape units, townscape units) have pdfs (documents)
    linked to them. Once clicked, it will take you to the pdf with further heritage significance information.
  6. The Landscape Unit pdfs are arranged from the large-scale Valleys to the smaller Areas within the
    valleys and then the smallest Landscape Units that have been graded. Please open them all to gain
    the most thorough understanding of the Unit.