Continuation of Tribunal on mixed use development – 25 August 2021
Hopefully 25 August 2021 will be the last day of Tribunal hearings to hear evidence from both the developer and objectors on the merits and demerits of the proposed development on the triangle of land bounded by Barry Hertzog, Gleneagles and Linden Roads in Emmarentia.
The matter went to Tribunal after the City received 2479 objections to the proposed 5-storey mixed use development on Erven 1098-1106 bounded by Barry Hertzog, Gleneagles and Linden Roads in Emmarentia.
ERA and GRA have been engaged in the Tribunal process since November 2020 and to date we have had four full days of hearings. The Applicant (the developer) has presented their expert evidence (e.g. Traffic studies) and ERA and GRA and individual residents in the suburb have taken to the stand to make their case. The hearings were done in person and there were many delays due to Covid-19. Final inputs from both sides will be made on 25 August at a virtual meeting.
ERA and GRA would like to thank all residents who have objected to this development and made donations towards the costs. We never anticipated that there would be so many days of hearings and this has stretched our resources beyond what we could reasonably have budgeted. We welcome any further donations, please (see banking details below). We have a strong case and are fighting this on behalf of each one of you who are concerned about this large 5-storey development and possibly feel disempowered to take on developer giants for the good of our suburbs.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we eagerly await the conclusion of this seven-year long matter that we have been fighting for you.
Ayanda Mjekula (Chair ERA) and Judith Ancer (Chair GRA)
Please forward donations to:
ERA: Emmarentia Residents Association (for Emmarentia residents)
Nedbank: A/c: 1975051173
Branch Code: 198765 – Rosebank
E-mail POP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment reference: “Tribunal” (and surname)
GRA: Greenside Residents Association (for Greenside residents)
GRA Bank account :
Account Name: Greenside Residents Association
Bank: Standard Bank
Savings Account: 007032137
Branch: Rosebank / 004205
Payment Reference: tribunal (and surname)
E-mail POP to: email@example.com