Integrated Development Plans are a key part of the municipal planning and budgeting process.
An Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is a “super plan” for an area that gives an overall framework for development. It aims to co-ordinate the work of local and other spheres of government in a coherent plan to improve the quality of life for all the people living in an area. It should take into account the existing conditions and problems and resources available for development. The plan should look at economic and social development for the area as a whole. It must set a framework for how land should be used, what infrastructure and services are needed and how the environment should be protected.
If you are looking for IDPs for specific municipalities:
- Look at the municipality’s web site and search for its IDP.
- For more information, contact the municipality concerned directly, the receptionist will direct you to the best person.
- If you are not getting any action, try the Municipal Manager.