Legal action against Chappies to start

2012-02-29 09:11
Cape Town - The Hout Bay Residents' Association will apply for a court interdict to stop construction on the Chapman's Peak toll plaza in Cape Town, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that the association's attorneys informed the provincial government, SA National Parks and toll road concessionaire Entilini of this legal action through a letter on Tuesday.

So far, construction has been restricted to the road reserve of Chapman's Peak drive, but on Thursday building is to take place in the Table Mountain National Park, which forms a part of the Cape Floral region World Heritage Site.

The residents' group believes it is unlawful to build in a national park without Parliament de-proclaiming the affected portion of land.

The attorneys told Entilini and authorities it would save them money to halt construction in the meantime.

Legal papers would be filed by Monday.

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