Applications made in terms of Section 27, 29, 31 and 34 of the NHRA - Buildings Older than 60 Years, Minor Works and Emergency Applications

Heritage Western Cape approves and manages development to buildings older than 60 years. This entails an assessment of the heritage significance of the building in question as well as deciding on or endorsing the grading of the building.

Required Documents for Submission

1. SECTION 27/ SECTION 29/ SECTION 31/SECTION 34 - APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT :
To destroy, damage, deface, excavate, alter or remove from its original position, subdivide, change the planning status, of a provisionally protected or a heritage area and/ or alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure older than 60 years.

The following documentation is required upon submission:
1.1 Completed signed application form
1.2 Proof of payment with correct reference number
1.3 Proof of ownership
1.3.1 Title Deed
1.3.2 A Power of Attorney must be submitted should the owner not have signed the application form
1.4 Stamped, coloured up, scaled plans. A minimum of 2 set not smaller than A3 seized
1.5 Locality Plan
1.6 Annotated Photographs
1.6.1 Internal
1.6.2 External
1.6.3 Street scape / contextual – Google images are not accepted
1.7 Consultation
1.7.1 Local authority comments
1.7.2 Registered conservation body comment
A complete list can be found at http://www.hwc.org.za/conservation-bodies
If 30 days commenting period has lapsed, proof of correspondence is required
1.8 Motivation – strongly advise for sites which have significant heritage value and total demolitions
1.9 Surveyor General (SG) Diagrams
1.10 Digital copies of all required documents on CD or USB – USB’s are not returned

2. SECTION 27/ SECTION 29/ SECTION 31/SECTION 34 - APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT, MINOR WORKS:
Minor Works Permits are only issued at the discretion of HWC, in instances where the subject building has not been identified as having heritage significance, or in the opinion of HWC the work being undertaken will not impact on the significance of a structure identified as having significance, or which in the opinion of HWC, may have significance.

The following documentation is required upon submission:
1.1 Completed signed application form
1.2 Proof of payment with correct reference number
1.3 Proof of ownership
1.3.1 Title Deed
1.3.2 A Power of Attorney must be submitted should the owner not have signed the application form
1.4 Stamped, coloured up, scaled plans. A minimum of 2 set not smaller than A3 seized
1.5 Locality Plan
1.6 Annotated Photographs
1.6.1 Internal
1.6.2 External
1.6.3 Street scape / contextual – Google images are not accepted
1.7 Motivation
1.8 Surveyor General (SG) Diagrams
1.9 Digital copies of all required documents on CD or USB – USB’s are not returned

3. SECTION 27/ SECTION 29/ SECTION 31/SECTION 34 – EMERGENCY PERMIT APPLICATION:
Emergency applications are accepted at the discretion of HWC in terms of Regulation No. 3 (8) of Regulations published on 29 August 2003.

The following documentation is required upon submission:
1.1 Completed signed application form
1.2 Proof of payment with correct reference number
1.3 Proof of ownership
1.3.1 Title Deed
1.3.2 A Power of Attorney must be submitted should the owner not have signed the application form
1.4 Stamped, coloured up, scaled plans. A minimum of 2 set not smaller than A3 seized
1.5 Locality Plan
1.6 Annotated Photographs
1.6.1 Internal
1.6.2 External
1.6.3 Street scape / contextual – Google images are not accepted
1.7 Motivation
1.8 Surveyor General (SG) Diagrams
1.9 Digital copies of all required documents on CD or USB – USB’s are not returned

Forms: