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Independent consulting heritage practitioner & Town Planner, based in Cape Town.

Cindy Postlethwayt is a graduate of UCT, a qualified Town and Regional Planner and APHP accredited Professional Heritage Practitioner. She has 34 years experience, with a specialist focus since 2007 in heritage work. She worked as a Town Planner at the City of Cape Town for 13 years, 11 of which were in a management capacity, covering the fields of development management; spatial and transport planning, strategic planning and the Olympics. Her last position was Director: Spatial and Transportation Planning at the South Peninsula Municipality


She has been an independent consultant since 2001, with a broad range of applications. Her client list has included local, provincial and national governments, para-statals, community based organisations and private sector investors. She was Chairperson of the Heritage Western Cape Impact Assessment Committee (IACom) Dec 2014 to Nov 2016; and was a Committee member of the same 2013 – 2014.


She is currently the Director of Environment and Urban Management of the Lower Kenilworth Improvement District.


She is on the Supplier Databases of the City of Cape Town; Western Cape Government; and National Treasury.


Her work is underpinned by the principles established by the APHP Code of Conduct and on the basis that the role of a heritage practitioner in managing the relevant applications is to provide an independent and objective assessment of the proposal and to adhere to the principles contained within the heritage legislation.

Accredited member: Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners (APHP), previously a Board Member and currently sitting on the APHP Accreditation Committee


APHP Executive Committee member (2011-2014; 2016-May 2017)


SAPI Western Cape Board member (2004/05)

  • Heritage Due Diligence and advice

  • Heritage Impact Assessments

  • Applications in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act (sections 27, 34 and 38) and the provisions of the Municipal Planning Bylaws in terms of Heritage Protection Overlays

  • Heritage Surveys

  • Heritage Conservation Plans

  • Input into environmental impact assessments

  • Public consultation and involvement

  • Input into Spatial Development Frameworks

  • Urban and strategic policy and research

  • Site appraisal and development briefs

A selection of work is included in the Gallery available.

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