Provincial Heritage Sites

Heritage Western Cape is the regulatory decision maker for any application to alter a formally protected Provincial Heritage Site in the Western Cape.

Provincial Heritage Sites cover a wide range of different types of heritage, including the Built Environment, Archaeological, Palaeontological, Cave Sites and areas of Geological Interest.

Required Documentation for Nomination of a Provincial Heritage Site

Nomination application form, duly completed and signed (see below)
Locality map.
Statement of significance
Photographs – interior and exterior, and the streetscape relevant to the application.
Written comments of the applicable local authority.
Written comments of registered conservation bodies in the area – if in doubt, kindly ask the staff member on duty, or consult the conservation body map.
A digital copy of the application on a CD.

Required Documentation for Archaeological or Palaeontological work done on a Provincial Heritage Site

Completed S35/27 application form, duly completed and signed (see below)
Locality map.
Description of proposed research, destruction, excavation, sampling and other analysis of site or associated material
Photographs – contextual photographs relevant to the application.
Repository Agreement (i.e. IZIKO or any other accredited and suitable institution)
Proof of payment with correct reference number (Please request a case number from hwc.hwc@westerncape.gov.za for reference)
Written comments of the applicable local authority.
Written comments of registered conservation bodies in the area – if in doubt, kindly ask the staff member on duty, or consult the conservation body map.
A digital copy of the application on a CD.

Required Documentation for alterations, additions and partial demolition in terms of the Built Environment and Landscaping on a Provincial Heritage Site

Completed S34/27 application form, duly completed and signed (see below)
Locality map.
Motivation and brief description of proposed works
Stamped, coloured up municipal plans (All plans to be folded to A4 size and has to be printed physically to A3, A2 or A1 only)
Title Deed (if relevant, sectional title and trustees letter) and Proof of Ownership
Photographs – interior, exterior and contextual streetscape photographs relevant to the application.
Proof of payment with correct reference number (Please request a case number from hwc.hwc@westerncape.gov.za for reference)
Written comments of the applicable local authority.
Written comments of registered conservation bodies in the area – if in doubt, kindly ask the staff member on duty, or consult the conservation body map.
A digital copy of the application on a CD.

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