Court bid to stop Chappies construction

2012-03-07 09:26
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Chapman's Peak protest

Over a thousand people gathered to protest against the proposed building of a Control Centre for the Chapman's Peak Toll Plaza.

Cape Town - Residents have lodged an application in the Western Cape High Court to stop construction of the controversial R54m toll plaza on Chapman's Peak, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that the Hout Bay Residents' Association and the Habitat Council approached the court on Tuesday, asking it to prevent concessionaire Entilini from building on land in the Table Mountain National Park and world heritage site.

They believed it was unlawful to build in a national park without Parliament de-proclaiming the affected portion of land.

As the matter over land issues would take time in court, they wanted construction to stop so that Entilini could not build itself into an "irreversible decision".

The respondents in the matter are Entilini, of which Murray and Roberts is a senior partner, SANParks, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Transport MEC Robin Carlisle and Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

The matter will be heard on Friday.

- SAPA
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