Client: Country Club Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Country Club Holdings: Basic Assessment Report for the Proposed Subdivision of Erf 177476, St James, Cape Town
As you may be aware, Country Club Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“the Applicant”) is proposing to subdivide Erf 177476, located off Boyes Drive, St James, into three portions with a larger upper remaining portion and two additional portions located lower down the slope. SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to undertake the Basic Assessment process for the proposed subdivision.
The Application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed project was initially submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) on 7 January 2019. The public participation process was undertaken in respect to the Basic Assessment (BA) process, after which the final Basic Assessment Report (BAR) was submitted to DEA&DP on 8 April 2019. However, on 10 July 2019 the Application had to be withdrawn as it was not possible to submit the final comment from Heritage Western Cape in response to the Heritage Impact Assessment within the authority decision-making timeline of 107 days provided for in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations 2014 (as amended).
The Applicant has now commenced with a new application process in terms of the EIA Regulations 2014 (as amended) promulgated in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA). On 21 February 2020, an application to undertake a BA process was submitted to DEA&DP. As the project proposal still entails the proposed subdivision of Erf 177476, the public participation undertaken in respect to the initial Application is deemed by DEA&DP (in a meeting held on 8 July 2019) to still be relevant to the new Application and is thus regarded as a pre-application process for the purposes of this new application process.
Notice is hereby given of a public participation process in terms of the EIA Regulations 2014 (as amended). You have been registered as an Interested and Affected Party and you are hereby invited to participate in the process by means of providing any comment on the BAR for the above-mentioned project.
The updated Draft BAR has been made available for a 30-day public and authority review and comment period from 9 February to 11 March 2020. A complete electronic copy of the report is available for download below.