ENQUIRY FORM – PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS
Purpose: The purpose of this process is to provide an initial desktop response to your enquiry in order to guide your actions. It is based on the biodiversity attributes of the receiving environment and on the applicable environmental legislation.
What is D’MOSS? “D’MOSS” refers to the Durban Metropolitan Open Space System. D’MOSS is a system of open spaces, some 78,000 ha of land and water, that incorporates areas of high biodiversity value linked together in a viable network of open spaces.
D'MOSS may be found as a green (switchable) layer on the Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS).
The GIS is accessible from the web site below:
Timeframe: The enquiry process can take up to 10 working days to complete.
If you still require further information on any development restrictions which D’MOSS may pose on the property subject to your enquiry, please complete the form below. A reference number will be allocated to your query and a response returned to you within the allocated time period. Please use this number in all future correspondence regarding this matter.
Provide a brief description of the development (Nature of Enquiry / Complaint, i.e. what do you want to do on this property?)
Proposed Development footprint (m²) preferred and alternative (if applicable and known)
Provide a brief description of the property (i.e. vacant, structures, vegetation, proximity to rivers/streams on, or adjacent to, the property, available municipal services, access to the property, storm-water management, etc.)
If applicable, the following information can be included in your enquiry submission:
- Any previous environmental studies/reports undertaken for the site
- A Site Development Plan
- Any preliminary drawings/designs relating to the proposed use of the site