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OTJIWARONGO BETTERMENT POLICY
- 23 Sep 2015
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What is a betterment fee?
It is a levy that is charged on lands within areas where the value of land has increased as a result of the construction within those areas of certain development projects.
Guidelines for charging of betterment fees as per table below:
Deposit prepayment system
|PREVIOUS ZONING||CURRENT ZONING||MAXIMUM BETTERMENT FEE %|
|Institutional, private open space – no subsidized price||Residential 1Residential 2||50%|
|Institutional, private open space – no subsidized price||Office, Business||50%|
|Institutional, private open space – subsidized price applicable||Any other zoning||75%Where land had been provided at a subsidized value which is not going to be recovered in any other way.|
|Residential 1||Higher density residential||20%|
|Residential 1||Residential 2||20%|
|Residential 1, Residential 2||Office or Business||40%|
|Residential 1, Residential 2, business||Industrial||30%|
|Office or Business||Increase in bulk||30%|
|Any zone||Institutional||No betterment fee|
|Any zone||Special||On own merits up to 50%|
|Undetermined Agriculture||Any zone||30%|
|Special||Any zone||No betterment fee|
|Any zone – where an unauthorised activity or illegal building works is being legalised||Any zone||75%Only when legalized use is authorized in terms of the scheme. (Unauthorised uses to be terminated if not compatible with surrounding land uses)|
|State (Owned by Government)||Any zone||No betterment fee payable provided land is and remains in State ownership|
|State (state owned enterprises)||Any zone||Betterment fee based on existing legal usage before rezoning.|
|Municipal||Any zone||No betterment fee|
|Township development on private land||Any zone||30%|
For more information contact the office of the Town Engineer @ 067 30 2231