Bulawayo Plans To Establish New Medium-Density Suburb Near Bellevue8 months ago
The City of Bulawayo has unveiled plans to establish a new medium-density residential suburb on 156 445 hectares near Bellevue.
The proposed site has a provision of 509 stands and is located about six kilometres South-West of the Central Business District, off Plumtree Road, and is bounded by Plumtree Road, Derby Road, and Newton West suburb.
The proposed residential area has a 40 per cent reservation for flats and cluster housing stands.
This is in line with the government policy that demands that at least 40 per cent of new housing projects should be reserved for the construction of high-rise buildings to prevent urban sprawl and promote modern housing infrastructure.
According to the latest council monthly report tabled before a full council on Wednesday, the Town Planning Director, Wisdom Siziba, said the proposed 509 residential stands measure 25 metres by 40 metres, covering an average area of 1000m2 in extent. Said Siziba:
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The proposed residential development plan will go a long way in eradicating the housing shortages in the city. Cities must create human settlements where people will live, work and play and all these were incorporated in the layout.
The major goal when coming up with this layout was to fulfill the sustainability mandate of creating human settlements that are safe, inclusive, and livable.
Bulawayo currently has a housing waiting list of close to 200 000. | Chronicle