Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wescape mini city proposal approved

Mluleki Mrwebi
14 January 2014

Western Cape MEC of Local Government Anton Bredell today approved an application for the development of the multibillion-Rand Wescape mini city near Koeberg nuclear power station. 

Bredell said this is a planning decision which means that developers can now put proposals forward which will go through a public participation process. 

Bredell said the City will look around the environmental issues, safety  issues around the Koeberg station and it’s a long term solution for the next 20 to 30 years.

Bredell said it would cost the tax payers.

On the other hand MEC Bredell has turned down a proposal to develop farmland in the Philippi Horticultural Area. 

This has been a controversial subject for some time proposal wanting to change the designation of 281 hectares of land involving privately owned properties. 

Bredell said two, three years ago the City opened up a corridor in Philippi which still needs to be developed and hopeful work will resume in the next few months.  

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