About us

We are a firm of professional consulting town planners offering a wide range of town planning services to both the public and private sectors.

In addition to our town planning services, we assist clients in identifying suitable land for development and in the acquisition of such land. Although our offices are in Gauteng (satellite office in Northwest Province) we have and still are prepared to undertake work in all the provinces of South Africa.

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Services

Town Planning Rezoning and Township Establishment

Any landowner wishing to change the current land use of his/her property needs to go through a legal process which may be a Township Establishment on the property or a Rezoning of the property. Both of these processes consist of our offices preparing and submitting a fully motivated application to the relevant Municipality in terms of the relevant legislation. The application must be advertised for possible objections and the various Municipal departments must also comment on the application. After any objections and departmental comments have been received, the Town Planning Department writes the report for final approval.

Town Planning Arbitration Process

Should our advertisements mentioned previously attract any objection(s), the arbitration process is set in motion. A date is set by the Municipality to hear the objections and our office prepares our case to oppose the objections at the hearing. Our office also lodges objections on behalf of our clients to other applications. Again the Municipality sets a date to hear our objections and again our role is to prepare our client’s case against the application and to present that case at the hearing in such a manner that it convinces the Tribunal to rule in our client’s favour.

Other Town Planning applications and services

Our offices handles subdivision applications as well as consolidation applications for a number of clients in terms of the relevant legislation. We have also been requested to provide a service whereby we confirm the Town Planning rights, compliance with the Title Deed conditions and bring to the attention of our clients, the registration of any servitudes against the properties that our clients may already own or are thinking of acquiring. We also provide a service to intending purchasers/developers relating to the development potential of a property.

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Other Services

– Investigating the Town Planning potential of properties.

– Assisting clients and attorneys in compiling documentation required for the Regulation 38 Certificates.

– Identifying non-compliance with Town Planning regulations within client’s property portfolios.

– Updating property files (with new Town Planning information ) for property holding companies.

– Walking Site Development Plans and or Building Plans through Municipalities for their approval.

– Acquiring land for our clients.

– Identifying suitable land for specific developments.

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Meet the team

Reg Pheiffer

Reg Pheiffer received both his Batchelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand and is the owner of PV&E Town Planners.

During his career as a town planner, Reg has been exposed to a wide range of town planning projects. Some of these projects highlights include town planning for the prestigious and innovative Melrose Arch, obtaining of the town planning rights for the casinos at Brakpan (Carnival City), Klerksdorp (Rio Casino) and Empangeni (Umfolozi Casino), representing Engen in several town planning hearings, rezoning and other applications for BP as well as several consolidations and subdivisions at Pecanwood Golf estate. Although each project has differed in their complexity, scope and magnitude, each project has involved Reg’s personal input and attention.

Stephanie Geyser

Stephanie Geyser received both her BSc (TRP) and BA (Geography) bachelor’s degrees at University of the Witwatersrand in the 1980s.

Stephanie has worked on a wide range of Town Planning projects during her professional Town Planning career, initially preparing a large number of monochrome Town Planning Schemes for various municipalities in the former Transvaal. In 1988, she joined PV&E Town Planners (known as “PMI” in those days), and moved on to the preparation of various town planning applications (such as townships, rezonings, removal of title conditions, subdivisions, consolidations, etc), as well as undertaking due diligence investigations for land purchases. She also assisted Reg Pheiffer with the preparation of much larger and complex applications (such as Melrose Arch, Carnival City, Founders Hill and Founders View) as well as assisting in the preparation of Structure and Development Plans (such as for North Riding), and handling arbitration at Tribunal Hearings for private clients/individual landowners, Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Associations and oil companies.

What our clients say

I am a Real Estate agency Principle, one who deals in property related matters daily. I can highly recommend the team at PV&E town planners for their professional approach, knowledge and expertise on all things property. They successfully concluded a difficult rezoning application on one of my properties, to which I am truly grateful.

Robert Bell Frankie Bell’s Real Estate