Public participation is an integral part of the Environmental Authorisation Process and is a process by which the State and the Project Team are able to consult with interested and affected individuals, organisations and government entities before making a decision.

 

The Public Participation Process (PPP) is a two-way communication and collaborative problem solving tool with the goal of achieving representative and more acceptable decisions.

Therefore as per the principles of Integrated Environmental Management, i.e. transparency and fairness, this page provides a list of current projects, its project status and invite public participation during the highlighted timeframe.

Should you be unable to obtain access to the available documents or should you wish to obtain further information on the project you can contact the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) responsible for that project. Contact Us

To register as an Interested and Affected Party, please download and complete the relevant I&AP registration form and forward with your comments to the responsible EAP on the contact details provided. Download Form

PRE-APPLICATION BASIC ASSESSMENT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS: PROPOSED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ON SOUTHERN RIGHT FARM, PORTIONS 4, 6, 11 AND 17 OF FARM HEMEL-EN-AARDE NO. 585, HERMANUS

The proposed mixed-use development on Southern Right Farm in the Hemel en Aarde Valley includes the development of farm dwellings, tourism and accommodation facilities, the re-establishment of productive agriculture on the Farm, and the development of associated infrastructure.

Members of the public are hereby invited to register as Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) and/or submit written comments on the pre-application Basic Assessment Report, Environmental Management Programme and a Maintenance Management Plan (MMP) which is available for a 60-day comment period from Monday 29 June to 31 August 2020.

SECTION 24G APPLICATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE GWAING RESORT ON PORTION 82 OF FARM 202, GEORGE.

Legacy EMC has been appointed by the George Municipality as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the Section 24G Process in terms of the NEMA (as amended), the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) and the Section 24G Fine Regulations (GNR 698) for the expansion of the Gwaing Resort on Portion 82 of Farm 202, George, Western Cape.

Members of the public are hereby invited to register as I&APs and/or submit written comments on the Draft Section 24G Report to Legacy EMC on or before Monday 20 July 2020.

VISSERSHOK WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY PROPOSED FOOTPRINT EXPANSION.

On behalf of the Applicant, we herewith inform you that, by virtue of powers conferred on the competent authority by the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA), the competent authority (i.e. Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, DEFF) granted the Waste Management Licence (WML) to the applicant to undertake the activities specified in the WML received on 26 March 2020 for the Expansion of the Vissershok Waste Management Facility (VHWMF).

A copy of the WML including the BAR and its supporting documents, which details the activities authorised by the competent authority is made available for information purposes.

Registered Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) who wish to appeal the decision, must, in terms of the National Appeal Regulations, 2014, submit an Appeal in accordance with Regulation 4 to the Appeal Administrator within twenty calendar days from the date the holder of the decision sent notification of the decision to the registered I&APs.

Please note – in light of COVID-19 the timeframes associated with the Appeal Regulations have been extended by the number of days of the duration of the lockdown period.

DRAFT BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT (BAR) FOR LONGLANDS MANOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

The applicant, Longlands Village (Pty) Ltd., proposes to develop a residential housing estate on Remainder of Erf 1, Longlands, situated in Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Draft BAR and are requested to submit written comments on/before Monday 27 July 2020.

THE PROPOSED MASTER PLAN FOR THE EERSTE RIVER BETWEEN PIET RETIEF STREET BRIDGE AND THE DISTELL CRICKET FIELD, STELLENBOSCH: AMENDED EA

Master Plan for the Eerste River between Piet Retief Street Bridge and the Distell Cricket Field, Stellenbosch: Amendment of the EA dated 12 March 2018 and EMPr dated November 2017 to extract the redesign and relocation of Libertas Weir’ activity from the EA held by Remgro Management Services and to transfer the rights and obligations associated with this activity only to the implementing agent, i.e. the AC Blake Familie Trust. As such the original EA was split into two separate EAs with two separate holders (Implementing Agents).

DEA&DP Ref. Nos.: 1616/3/3/1/B4/45/1011/20 and 16/3/3/1/B4/45/1003/20

WELLINGTON WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY – VARIATION APPLICATION

The Drakenstein Municipality is proposing to amend the existing Waste Management Licence (WML) dated 8 January 2018 to increase the airspace (height above ground level) of the landfill from 12 m to 20 m, due to the WWMF nearing capacity. Also, this application will consider the extension of the WML validity which is set to expire 1 June 2020. It is recommended that the licence validity be related to the maximum capacity and approved height of the facility, and not an expiration date.

IAPs are hereby notified of the submission of the Final Variation Report and Variation Application to the DEA&DP. Copies of the final documents are available for download and information purposes.

LE PARC RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT – AMENDMENT ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION

In terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (“NEMA”) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), the competent authority [the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP)] granted the amendment of the Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the Le Parc Residential Development on 10 July 2020.

A copy of the amended EA (10 July 2020) and approved Environmental Management Programme (March 2020) are available for download.

Whilst the normal 20-day appeal period as per the National Appeal Regulations, 2014 (as amended) is applicable, I&APs are advised that if they require more time to submit an appeal due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, they may request up to an additional 30-days to complete the appeal. Refer to the I&AP Notification Letter for more information.

PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PORTION 1 OF FARM 1202, JOHANNESDAL, STELLENBOSCH (DEA&DP Ref. No.: 16/3/3/1/B4/45/1023/20)

The applicant and owner of Portion 1 of the Farm 1202, in Johannesdal near Stellenbosch, wishes to rezone his smallholding from Agriculture Zone 1 to Subdivisional Area to develop 30 single residential houses on the property together with roads and private open spaces

As per the Public Participation Plan approved by the competent authority, DEA&DP, a 30-day comment period will start on Tuesday 7 July and close on Thursday 6 August 2020. As such, written comments should please reach our office on or before 6 August 2020.

WORCESTER WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY – VARIATION APPLICATION FOR A REQUEST TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THE EXISTING LANDFILL, WORCESTER (DEA&DP REF. NO. 19/2/5/7/B2/32/WL0136/19)

The Breede Valley Municipality is proposing to amend the existing Waste Management Permit (WMP) dated 22 August 2018 to increase the maximum height of the landfill from 10 m to 25 m (Alternative 2, the preferred alternative), due to the maximum permitted height of the Facility already been reached and exceeded in some places. Also, this application will correct the property description in the WMP which only refers to Erf No. 4014; whilst the cadastral information indicates the Facility is located on a portion of RE/4014 and a portion of RE/4015.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Pre-Application Variation Report, Draft Variation Application and associated Appendices for a 30-day comment period which will start Tuesday 14 July 2020. IAPs are requested to submit written comments on/before Monday, 17 August 2020.

THE PROPOSED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PORTION 2 OF THE FARM WELTEVREDEN NO. 744 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ACCESS ROAD OVER ERF 342, KLAPMUTS, STELLENBOSCH

The applicant  wishes to rezone the property from Agriculture Zone I to Light Industrial Zone I to develop 10 erven for light industrial pursuits on the property together with roads and private open space.

As per the Public Participation Plan approved by the competent authority, DEA&DP, a 30-day comment period will start on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 and close on Friday 4 September 2020. As such, written comments should please reach our office on or before 4 September 2020.

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