Application for Sub-division of Erf 3134 and Consolidation with Remainder of Erf 3139 Kenton-on-Sea
KOSRA lodged an objection early in July 2019 to an application for the subdivision and consolidation of the three erven involved. The re-organisation of the three erven is a necessary step in order to erect a shopping centre and offices, with a service station on the remainder of Erf 3139.
The Applicant lodged an inch thick Response to the objection with Ndlambe in November 2019, but ‘forgot’ to give KOSRA a copy. With the help of the Town Planning Department, KOSRA committee members met with the architect last Tuesday. The Chief Town Planner kindly made a copy of the Response for us during the meeting.
KOSRA subsequently perused the Response and whilst not in principle against the establishment of another filling station and shops in the area, in the light of the contents of the Response, felt it necessary to bring to the attention of the Tribunal many issues for consideration.
We also noted that SANRAL had already approved the proposal in January 2019 and accepted the Traffic Expert’s report without question, and without imposing any conditions relating to road safety or congestion. KOSRA has therefore also written to SANRAL expressing dismay at the lack of measures to address road safety and congestion at an already very dangerous intersection and asking them to reverse their approval.
KOSRA, before taking this proposed development into account, had already sent five communications to SANRAL requesting the speed limit on the relevant section of the R72 to be reduced to 60kmh, and speed cameras and traffic circles to be installed at all three intersections in the area.
We therefore concluded that the Application for subdivision and consolidation, as a necessary and integral step towards a petrol station and shopping centre in this precise position should, particularly for traffic and safety reasons, be declined.
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