Tribunal Hearing – 12 March 2021 – and an appeal for donations
The Tribunal Hearing for the 5 storey, mixed-use development on Gleneagles /Barry Hertzog will continue on Friday 12 March 2021.
Venue: Metro Centre, Ground Floor, Council Chamber Wing, Braamfontein
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
ERA and GRA are fiercely contesting the application for this development on behalf of the more than 2400 residents who objected to this development. We have been battling this issue since 2014 when an attempt was made to change our Precinct Plan to suit the development and then in 2015 when the development application was submitted. It is now before a Municipal Planning Tribunal for a decision. Please see an extract of the notice below and know that you are most welcome to attend in person. Already some have committed to be there to make a personal representation at the hearing, in addition to ours and we thank you for that. We have been assured that the venue will be safe and sanitised. We thank you for your ongoing support and be assured that ERA and GRA is doing its very best to represent your views on this development.
We also would like to urge all residents who have not yet contributed to the costs involved in employing experts and lawyers to assist us in dealing with this very serious issue, to please make a donation, however small.
The funds will be ring-fenced exclusively to defray costs associated with this action.
Please deposit whatever you are able to contribute (every rand will make a difference) to either the ERA or GRA accounts with Tribunal as your reference and please email us to let us know you have made this payment. Thanks in advance for your willingness to fight for what is best for our suburbs.
Ayanda Mjekula (Chair ERA) and Judith Ancer (Chair GRA)
ERA account: Emmarentia Residents Association
Nedbank: A/c: 1975051173
Branch Code: 198765 – Rosebank
E-mail POP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment reference: “Tribunal” (and surname)
GRA Bank account :
Account Name: Greenside Residents Association
Bank: Standard Bank
Savings Account: 007032137
Branch: Rosebank / 004205
Payment Reference: tribunal (and surname)
Please email email@example.com to let us know you have made payment
For more information about the background to this issue see: https://era.org.za/proposed-mixed-use-development-to-go-to-tribunal/ and