Housing proposal set for Cape Town
By Tarryn Le Chat
26 November 2006
An unprecedented development that will see the construction of a staggering 10 000 new houses is proposed for the West Coast north of Table View.
A 1 000 hectare piece of land has been set aside for the massive development that could lead to thousands of new construction jobs as well as the revitalisation of the economy in the area.
If the proposal goes ahead, the 10 000 new houses will be built on some 1 000ha of land to the north of Parklands.
Developer Tony Clarke said 753ha would be made available for 10 000 homes, with the remaining area mostly for market driven housing. "Of the 753 hectares zoned for residential purposes and guided by the "Breaking New Ground" document, 20% will be set aside for more affordable housing. It is on this land that the 10,000 homes will be built. The balance of the land in this area (753 X 80%) will be used to accommodate normal market driven housing development. This is a further 20,000 homes - give or take a few."
The City Council said, while the plan was still in its tentative stages, a proposal has already been put forward to form a partnership between land owners and developers that include Milnerton Estates, Aska Property Cities (Sunningdale), the city and the province to develop the remaining land north of Parkland and Sunningdale.
The City estimates that about 165 000 families fall into the affordable housing markets.