The land structure model for the rural development node, as was endorsed by the provincial and local authorities, is that it be established as a formal township of the Phumelela Local Municipality. While public open spaces will be established in the inner village, the undeveloped portion of the study area between the village and the outlying hamlets will be private open space within the township boundaries, wholly owned by the property owners of Verkykerskop.
Now that the SDF is in place, township establishment is being planned in phases, but all within the framework of the SDF. All land has been accordingly zoned, and development of open and common spaces as well as private buildings is governed by the urban design master plan and building codes entrenched in the township establishment conditions.
The Town Planning Scheme Amendment, Environmental Management Plan, Environmental Authorization, Services Agreement, Engineering Reports and Layouts, Property Owners Association Constitution, etc. are available to interested parties on a need to know basis.