NEW STRUCTURES IN HERITAGE SENSITIVE AREAS

No permit is required for new builds, however, Oudtshoorn Municipality requires comment from HOE before approval for submitted plans is given.  This applies to the heritage sensitive areas of De Rust and Oudtshoorn, in addition to any new building separate from a building older than 60 years and not adjoining such building.

Copying of historic styles is discouraged; pseudo buildings styles lower the values of the authentic structures.  New buildings should be designed in such a way so as to enhance and not detract from the surrounding buildings.  Structures designed with small, horizontal windows, a low pitched roof, large overhangs and face brick would not enhance a heritage sensitive area.

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