By A Correspondent|Harare’s densification agenda is gathering momentum following the continued approval of cluster developments said the Harare City Council.
It said in a report:
The latest approvals were done in the last full council meeting where eight cluster houses were approved on the “remaining extent of Lots 141 and 143 Parktown of subdivision A of Waterfalls”.
A further six cluster houses were approved on stand 248 Carrick Creagh in Borrowdale.
In Waterfalls, Midlands area another cluster development was approved. Another property in Glen Lorne along Heartherington Road was approved for a subdivision. The property is situated within zone 2 Horticulture of the operative Harare North East Town Planning Schemes where the prescribed minimum stand was 1.5 ha.
Stand 355 and 356 in the Grange area along Beeston road were consolidated and subdivided into four stands. Council approved the construction of three blocks of Garden Flats comprising of three units per block. Before the approval one family stayed at the property.
Economical benefits of cluster development include there being less infrastructure to build— fewer roads, sewers, and utility lines. The higher density of the clusters of housing mean more efficiency for services such as public transit, and can also promote increased bicycle usage and the encouragement of pedestrians.
The extra open space made available by this type of development leaves room for parks and trails.”
Source: Zim Eye