25. Adoption of integrated development plans

  1. Each municipal council must, within a prescribed period after the start of its elected term, adopt a single, inclusive and strategic plan for the development of the municipality which-
    1. links, integrates and co-ordinates plans and takes into account proposals for the development of the municipality;
    2. aligns the resources and capacity of the municipality with the implementation of the plan;
    3. forms the policy framework and general basis on which annual budgets must be based;
    4. complies with the provisions of this Chapter; and
    5. is compatible with national and provincial development plans and planning requirements binding on the municipality in terms of legislation.
  2. An integrated development plan adopted by a municipal council in terms of subsection (1) may be amended in terms of section 34 and remains in force until an integrated development plan is adopted by the next elected council.
    1. A newly elected municipal council may, within the prescribed period referred to in subsection (1), adopt the integrated development plan of its predecessor, but before taking a decision it must comply with section 29(1)(b)(i), (c) and (d).
    2. A newly elected municipal council that adopts the integrated development plan of its predecessor with amendments, must effect the amendments in accordance with the process referred to in section 34(b).
  3. A municipality must, within 14 days of the adoption of its integrated development plan in terms of subsection (1) or (3)-
    1. give notice to the public-
      1. of the adoption of the plan; and
      2. that copies of or extracts from the plan are available for public inspection at specified places; and
    2. publicise a summary of the plan.