OUR FUTURE IN THE BALANCE CAMPAIGN

APPEAL FOR DONATIONS FOR LEGAL COSTS 

The recent Gatvol Petition was signed by over 4000 Far South residents.  We are all totally frustrated by the traffic congestion within, and in and out of our area, as it negatively impacts our daily lives.  The City has acknowledged that utilisation of Ou Kaapse Weg has exceeded capacity.  Yet the authorities continue to approve ever more development in the area targeting upper and middle income buyers.

Quoting the City’s own District Plan: “major new developments in the far south sub-district must be dependent on the availability of sufficient and adequate service infrastructure for the sub-district as a whole and to this extent Traffic Impact Assessments (TIAs) on major new developments should take into consideration traffic impacts …on key access routes out of the valley, and particularly Ou Kaapse Weg”.

Riverside Glen Extension (the first 107 of 400 houses) in Kommetjie has recently been approved based on a Regional Traffic Impact Assessment which does not meet the requirements of our District Plan. Right of appeal was denied.  The Kommetjie Residents and Ratepayers Association (KRRA) have recognised that, if this development is allowed to go ahead, it will set a precedent that will open the flood gates for further development. There are already more than 4000 new dwelling units approved in the Far South, over 3200 of which are developer-driven new upper and middle class homes; and there are several thousand more in the pipeline.

Previous objections to irresponsible development have been ignored by the City. There has been no response from the Mayor as yet to the Gatvol Petition. It is now clear that the only way to get the City to follow its own plans and protect its own interests is to take legal action. The KRRA have obtained legal advice which indicates that there are reasonable prospects of a legal challenge succeeding.

As this issue affects us all, the Far South Peninsula Community Forum has undertaken to support the KRRA and assist in bringing this to the attention of all Far South residents.  Legal costs are estimated at R350,000. Taking the crowd-sourcing model, we appeal to all to make a contribution, with a deadline of end July 2016.

Think of the future. Think of it with another 4000 ++ homes in our area – another 8000 cars on the roads. And the schools? The clinics? The social services? Law enforcement?  This is our only chance to stop irresponsible development which benefits developers, and costs the rest of us time, money and health. How much are you prepared to invest to protect our area from the irrevocable chaos that results from over development?   We owe it to ourselves and our children.

Donations by end July to:
Far South Peninsula Community Forum (FSPCF)
A/c number: 374216428;   Standard Bank Fish Hoek;
Bank code 036009 for deposits
Bank code 051001 for electronic payments
Reference: Your surname, Gatvol.
Email: aroseinn@icloud.com  for a receipt

You can read more on the facts behind this campaign HERE and
traffic and  infrastructure facts HERE.

Letterhead FSPCF

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The ‘Gatvol’ Petition has 3000 signatures! Now please attend the follow up meeting

INVITATION

More than 3000 people signed the ‘Gatvol’ Petition!!

ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE FAR SOUTH PENINSULA
are invited to a meeting with officials from the City of Cape Town
Monday 18 April, 18h00hrs
Fish Hoek Town Hall

Residents are asking the City why traffic is at a standstill, why schools in the Far South are overflowing, why there are insufficient clinics in the area, and why the Far South is being neglected when it comes to public transport?

Why does the Mayor continue to approve new developments in the congested Far South Peninsula?

This is your chance to express your concerns and suggest solutions to City Officials. All are welcome.

Far South – Sign the “Gatvol” Petition Now!

“GATVOL” PETITION: Please sign by Sunday 3 April 2016

The Far South Peninsula Community Forum is dissatisfied with the uncontrolled development occurring in the Far South Peninsula and the lack of attention (iro infrastructure, Ocean View and Masiphumelele) being given to the Far South Peninsula by the City of Cape Town.

We are not against development per se, but we believe that over-development and extending urban areas into areas not previously zoned for development – without the necessary infrastructure and facilities – is one way of killing off the Far South Penisula. It is our unique mountain and coastal topography that is the driver of our economy based on tourism and recreation and we do not want this to be destroyed.

The FSPCF has launched a petition campaign – “Gatvol Petition”.  The purpose of this petition is two-fold:

-to get across to the City, the DA and the Mayor how we feel in the Far South Peninsula about some of their decisions;
-to raise local awareness in the area about the huge negative impact that current and future development will have/is having in the Far South Peninsula.
You can read more and sign the petition here:  http://community.avaaz.org/petitions/the-far-south-is-g-a-t-v-o-l

Far South Peninsula Community Forum

Far South Peninsula Community Forum Report : Facing Facts

The Far South Community Forum is the joint voice of several civic, community and environmental member organizations in the Far South Peninsula; Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Imhoffs Gift, Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Smitswinkel Bay, Sunnydale, Sun Valley.

What is the Far South?  The Far South comprises the Cape Peninsula south of
Chapman’s Peak, Silvermine Mountain and Kalk Bay, and its 85 km of coastline.
The Far South is characterised by spectacular mountains, varied coastlines, wetlands, dunes. and one of the richest assemblages of biodiversity, including plants, mammals, and marine, insect, amphibian, bird and reptile species.  85% of the Far South has been declared protected land in terms of various national and international legislation: World Heritage Site, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment. A population of approximately 100 000 people inhabits the remaining 15% of land.

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Be aware ‘Stop – Go’ Traffic 1st to 4th September 2014

Please note that there will be a “Stop-Go” between the Kalk Bay Harbour and Dale Brook place from Monday, 1st of September 2014 to Thursday, 4th September 2014 in order for the contractor to lay new asphalt in the road sections that were affected by the works on the new water main.

Chand Environmental Consultants

Tel: (021) 762 3050

 

Temporary Closure of Main Road, Muizenberg

Main Road, Muizenberg, between School Road and Bay Road, will be temporary closed for the period between 09h00 on Monday 11 August 2014 to 17h00 on Friday 22 August 2014 to allow for major road construction works to be undertaken on this section of the Main Road. Traffic from Atlantic Road and Albertyn Road, Muizenberg, will be diverted along the Main Road and up Old Boyes Drive onto Boyes Drive, while traffic from the Fish Hoek side will be diverted up Clairvaux Road and Boyes Drive. Main Road will be open to local traffic for residents and visitors alike through Kalk Bay and St James as far as Bay Road, Muizenberg, but no through traffic will be possible.

Rehabilitation of Main Road (Muizenberg to Clovelly Road, Fish Hoek)

INVITATION

PHASE 3 – COMMUNITY LIAISON MEETING #2:

DATE: Monday, 7th July 2014

VENUE: Holy Trinity Anglican Church hall

TIME: 17h30 – 19h00

Kindly RSVP at your earliest convenience to Kim Diedericks, CHAND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS via Telephone: 021 762 3050, Facsimile: 021 762 3240 or email: kim@chand.co.za .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Kim Diedericks

Chand Environmental Consultants

http://www.chand.co.za

 

Boyes Drive now open to two-way traffic

Boyes Drive will be open to two-way traffic by 30 June 2014, at 16h00.

The City and its contractors worked extremely hard to open Boyes Drive to traffic. A large volume of rock and soil has been removed to ensure that the embankment is stable and safe enough to open Boyes Drive to two way traffic.

Speed restrictions are in force as the road is constricted in the vicinity of the rock fall. New jersey barriers have been erected to allow for two-way traffic and to provide some protection for vehicles in the event of further slips. Road users should proceed with extreme caution through this section of Boyes Drive.

Kind regards

Kim Diedericks
Chand Environmental Consultants

Tel: (021) 762 3050 / Fax: (021) 762 3240

http://www.chand.co.za

Main Road Update

Please be advised that there will be short temporary stop/go’s in operation on the Main Road between Casa Labia and Atlantic Road from 8h30 to 16h00 in order for the contractor (Martin & East) to locate existing services. This work will commence tomorrow, Friday, 28 March and it is anticipated that it will continue until Wednesday, 2 April.

During these works, on-street parking between Muizenberg Station and Casa Labia will not be available.

To minimise disruption to traffic, every effort will be made to keep the stop-go sections as short as possible and to maintain traffic flow.

The project team apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Kind regards

Kim Diedericks
Chand Environmental Consultants
P O Box 238
Plumstead
7801
Tel: (021) 762 3050
Fax: (021) 762 3240
http://www.chand.co.za

Main Road Update

CITY OF CAPE TOWN’s REHABILITATION OF MAIN ROAD FROM ATLANTIC ROAD, MUIZENBERG TO CLOVELLY ROAD, FISH HOEK, CAPE TOWN- PHASE 3

Notice re: After hours sewer investigation on Main Road between the Bible Institute and Clovelly Road

This notice is to inform you of night work scheduled to commence on Monday, 24th March on Main Road in the section from the Bible Institute and Clovelly Road from 19h00 to 05h00.

The contractor, Martin & East will be cleaning and inspecting the existing main sewer, prior to rehabilitation. This work is less disruptive when carried out at night due to the high traffic volumes experienced during the day.
The work is anticipated to done over 5 nights however this is dependent on the condition on the pipe.

The Contractor will show due consideration to residents and will as far as possible attempt to keep noise levels to a minimum. A short stop/go will be necessary for this period and appropriate traffic control will be in place.
Should untoward noise be experienced, please report this to us.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kim Diedericks
Chand Environmental Consultants
Tel: (021) 762 3050
Fax: (021) 762 3240

http://www.chand.co.za