As development planners we are, by and large, at the centre of development projects where we play a coordinating role in projects such as:

Precinct Plans

This is a planning tool that directs the vision for the future development of an area.

It provides a planning and management framework which focuses on environmental, social and economic factors and objectives.


This is the transformation of land into residential, commercial or industrial properties.

It is a labour-intensive, time-consuming process which requires the involvement of numerous specialists and professionals including township and urban development planners, lawyers, financial advisors, property specialists and environmental consultants.


These are schemes used by municipalities to guide and manage development according their Integrated Development Plans (IDP) and Spatial Development Frameworks (SDF).


Making informal settlements habitable and conducive for living includes various aspects, but most importantly the provision of basic services such as water, electricity and sewage removal as well as the rezoning of the chosen land into a residential area.

With the number of informal settlements increasing year-on-year in South Africa, the national government has identified the information settlement fomalisation settlements as a key focus area.

Our Clients

Since our founding in 1986, Umsebe Development Planners has become a trusted and the preferred urban and development planning consulting firm for many public and private organisations. Below is a list of some clients we have worked with and testimonials.

Umsebe Development Planners have played an integral role in our land manufacturing processes and we have relied on their town planning expertise for the past 20 years. We value their high levels of professionalism and efficient service and look forward to continuing this long-standing relationship

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HL Hall and Sons Properties

Umsebe Development Planners have always delivered a professional service, quality product and above average turnaround times. They have successfully met our expectations and we recommend them for any for any town planning services which might be required

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We have been using the services of Umsebe Development Planners for over 20 years. We have at all times found them to be very professional and give excellent advice on rezoning applications in terms of Town Planning Schemes, as well as the regular follow up on actual applications and efficient follow through

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Kellaprince Property Group

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