New park sparks sewerage fears

2009-09-28 00:00

RESIDENTS have opposed the development of a light industrial park along the Richmond/Umlaas Road interchange, despite the economic opportunities that will arise.

This was revealed by DA councillor Judith Lawrence at a recent corporate strategic planning (CSP) committee meeting.

Lawrence said she discussed the issue with the area’s ward councillor, who said residents are worried that every small development that has taken place there seems to have its own separate sewerage system.

She said a survey needs to be conducted to find out what impact this was having on the environment, especially regarding pollution of local streams.

“An overall sanitation plan for the entire area is needed,” said Lawrence.

Process manager for infrastructure planning and survey, Trevor Cowie, said he discussed the matter with deputy municipal manager for infrastructure services, Phil Mashoko. He said concerns regarding the sanitation system are still being investigated and that is the reason why the service agreement had not yet been prepared.

ANC councillor Sibongile Mkhize said they had already approved the development so they had to implement it and the job and investment opportunities were greatly beneficial.

Municipal manager, Rob Haswell, also voiced his approval in a report tabled at the meeting, saying: “... our municipal area has far too little industrial land at present and it is overcrowded in the city itself. This development will contribute to a new node and corridor, and urgently needed investment and job creation.”

The municipal legal team advised that the matter be sorted out prior to a hearing, which is scheduled for November 13.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.