Amendments bring more erven

05 May 2019 | Infrastructure

Yolanda Nel

Plans to amend the general plan for Cimbebasia Extension 4 will see close to 200 erven that will be made available to the public.

The area is an approved township, which is partly serviced, developed and inhabited by residents. A portion of the extension was left unserviced due to the fact the cul-de-sac roads in the unserviced portion were not in accordance with the municipal standards.

“Most of the cul-de-sacs are only about 15 meters wide, making it difficult for a standard refuse removal truck to make a 360 degree turn,” documents of the latest City council meeting reveal. This causes an inconvenience for homeowners who will be forced to move their refuse bins a reasonable distance to the nearest street. The proposal is to widen all the turning circles to a minimum of 28 meters.

According to documents, once approved, the erven can be placed on auction or be sold by way of private treaty. “This will contribute to the alleviation of the housing needs while improving Council’s revenue,” council documents read.

It was recommended by council that approval be granted for the amendment of the general plan. It was also recommended that no subdivisions of general residential zoned erven into single residential be allowed to ensure that there will be a variety of housing opportunities in the area. All single residential erven will be zoned with a density of 300m², while general residential be zoned with a density of 250 m² and 150 m² respectively.

The new development is located southwest of Prosperita, west of the existing suburb.

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