Erf 3477, Karbonkelberg


In last month’s Hout & About we reported on the revised development parameters that the owner of Erf 3477, on the Karbonkelberg, was seeking.

The City’s Spatial Planning & Land Use Management committee considered this application on 10th September. No decisions were taken as the committee decided that a site visit is essential to consider the proposals and counter arguments put forward, the principal of which were that any development on this erf will be against the City’s & the Province’s own Policies & Guidelines. 

A particular concern expressed was that whereas the provincial and city planners had given their blessing for the proposed development provided that the remainder of the erf is zoned Public Open Space, the developer is asking for it to remain Rural. If allowed, that decision will leave the door open for further development applications to be put forward in the future.

We look forward to the next thrilling instalment in this epic saga ………….. What a mess! This issue could have quite easily been dealt with many years ago and dismissed as inappropriate, as it should have been.

PROPOSED POLYCLINIC ON THE HOUT BAY COMMONAGE

Introduction

The proposal by the Government of the Western Cape for a large polyclinic on the Hout Bay commonage is inappropriate and does not fit in with the Plan for the commonage, and is of great concern as it will further erode the remaining Open Space and render the Commonage almost completely depleted – the commonage is the only sizable bit of usable Public Open Space remaining in Hout Bay. 

Len's lines

A message from the Chairman of the Hout Bay Residents’ & Ratepayers’ Association.

All is not what it seems in this Idyllic Valley

As I was considering what I would say in this last Hout and About for 2014, I came across this article which I felt I would like to share with you, as it synchronised with my thoughts - it appeared on the back page of The Good Weekend, Sunday Argus 30th November 2014 written by Tim Roston entitled, “The hike from Noordhoek to Chapman’s Peak provides a workout in nature”.