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.

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LONGLANDS MANOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT,
PORTION A OF REMAINDER OF ERF 1 LONGLANDS
(REMAINDER OF PORTION 11 OF FARM LONGLANDS.

The proponent, Longlands Village (Pty) Ltd., wishes to develop a residential housing estate on Remainder of Erf 1, Longlands, situated in Vlottenburg.

The subdivision plan shows ±250 residential units on the Manor site, with a crèche, clubhouse, security gatehouse and a café, and various Private Open Space and a green corridor running diagonally from south west to north east across the property and a secondary corridor running north-south along the Eskom underground cable servitude (the cable replaces the 132kV overhead line). The erven sizes vary from about 300m² to about
1 000m². The development area covers 168 875m² (footprint of erven, 137 959m² and roads, 3 0 916m²).

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Pre-application Basic Assessment Report, and are requested to submit written comments on/before 17 October 2019.

DYSSELSDORP RE-POWER PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT, NEAR OUDTSHOORN WESTERN CAPE– FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT.

The applicant, Dysselsdorp Re-Power (Pty) Ltd., proposes to establish a ±75MW photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility, to be known as the Dysselsdorp Re-Power PV Plant, on a number of properties within the Oudtshoorn Registration Division, Western Cape Province. The application (development) area, which is ±155ha in extent, is situated directly north of the N12 road, ±15km east of Oudtshoorn and ±9km north west of Dysselsdorp.

The development proposal includes ±257 280 panels. The PV Plant application also entails the establishment/ development of associated infrastructure such as gravel roads, a step-up sub-station (22/132kV), reservoir, water pipeline, operations, storage and laydown areas and perimeter fencing. The PV Plant application is being subjected to a Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process in accordance with the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA) and the EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended).

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report for information purposes only.

VISSERSHOK WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY PROPOSED FOOTPRINT EXPANSION.

A Basic Assessment Process is being undertaken for the proposed amendment of the coordinates of the existing VHWMF to allow the Applicant to move the undeveloped areas on the northern and western boundary of the site to the eastern and southern boundary of the site. This proposed change will optimise the footprint of the facility.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the draft Basic Assessment Report which has been made available for a 30-day comment period to solicit comments from members of the public and relevant organs of state. IAPs are requested to submit all written comments to the relevant EAP on/before 2 November 2019

VISSERSHOK WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY PROPOSED HEIGHT INCREASE

The VWMF is one of three operational hazardous waste landfill sites in the Western Cape Province ([according to the State of the Environment Outlook Report (DEADP, 2017)], and has been operational since 1974. With limited prospects of a regional site being developed in the foreseeable future, all three sites have significant value with respect to waste management in the Province.
Due to increasing waste loads received and limited remaining air space, the Applicant wishes to apply for a height increase to approximately 95 mamsl, as the VHWMF will reach the authorised maximum final height of 70 mamsl within the next three to four years..

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Draft Variation Report and are requested to submit written comments on/before 2 November 2019.

DROP-OFF & MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY, GREYTON.

The Greyton and Genadendal Landfills are due for closure and the waste generated and collected in these towns will be transported to and disposed of at the regional Karwyderskraal Landfill. Due to the distance and the cost of haulage (which is based on weight), it is not cost effective for collection vehicles to travel directly to the Karwyderskraal Landfill to offload the waste. Therefore, the Municipality proposes to establish a transfer station (RTS) in proximity to Greyton and Genadendal where collection vehicles can offload collected waste and from where the waste will be transported via long distance road haul to Karwyderskraal for disposal. The proposed facility will also serve as a materials recovery facility (MRF) where the recyclable components will be retrieved from the waste, in an attempt to reduce waste disposal volumes.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Background Information Document (BID) and Technical Report and are requested to submit written comments on/before 31 October 2019.

WELLINGTON WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY – EXEMPTION 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.

Please Note – the Variation Application was submitted to DEA&DP on 9 April 2019, and the draft Variation Report circulated for two rounds of Public Participation (May to June 2019 and July to August 2019), per the NEMA EIA Regulations (2014). On 30 August 2019, Legacy EMC received comment from DEA&DP requesting for an additional specialist study, and the withdrawal of the variation application as the timeframe for submission of the final report lapsed on 4 September 2019.

An exemption to place advertisements in newspapers is hereby applied for, due to the extensive PPP conducted during the initial application process. Legacy EMC is therefore applying for an Exemption from Regulation 41(2)(c) of the NEMA EIA Regulations and 54(4) of the NEM: WA.

IAPs are hereby notified of the availability of the Exemption Application and are requested to submit written comments on/before 12 November 2019.

HIGHLANDS WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY

TOn behalf of the Applicant, i.e. Swartland Municipality, 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 Environmental Affairs and Development Planning; DEA&DP) granted the Waste Management Permit (WMP) to the applicant to undertake the activities specified in the WMP on 9 January 2020 for the Further Operation of the Highlands (Malmesbury) Waste Disposal Facility, on Erf 356, Abbotsdale, Malmesbury, Swartland Municipality.

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