WC Development Planning MEC to approach High Court for leave to appeal to halt development of the River Club

Western Cape’s Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC, Anton Bredell, has approached the Western Cape High Court for leave to appeal Deputy Judge President Golliath’s judgment and order the Court to halt the construction of the River Club development by the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust in Observatory, a R4.6 bn development project.

In a statement, the MEC says his decision to appeal follows a thorough consideration of the judgement and the order, as well as the practical implications thereof.

‘’There are a number of errors in the judgment and the order, inter alia, is fraught with misunderstandings about the wide public participation processes undertaken.’’

‘’Among the errors identified in the judgment were problems such as the court making a ruling on issues which were not argued by the Applicants as part of their case in the first place and the Minister is of the view that the Court failed to undertake the exercise of weighing the balance of convenience, as it should have in an interdict application,’’ added Bredell.



Done By: Mitchum George


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