Shopping complex appeal heard

2018-11-14 06:00

VIJEN Singh Group Holdings had their appeal into developing a multi-storey shopping complex with a petrol station on College Road heard last Wednesday.

The Msunduzi municipality previously denied the application in March, stating at the time that the complex would increase traffic in the already busy area.

The Vijen Singh Group, along with Peter Jewell Consulting Services, said that the Msunduzi had made an incorrect decision based on the traffic assessment of the area.

Peter Jewell said that the petrol station would not attract new traffic but would rather maintain the current traffic in that area as only those using the route would frequent the new petrol station.

“Also, an additional lane will be added to the New Scotland Road south approach and the existing northbound left turning lane on College Road will be extended,” said Jewell.

With no decision being made on the day regarding the proposed development, acting on behalf of the concerned citizens group, Bob Cheves said that the Vijen Singh Holding Group and Peter Jewell Consulting had not explained how delivery tankers would exit the site without creating traffic congestion.

“We have not been given an explanation regarding how the delivery tankers will be able to exit the petrol station by turning right onto New Scotland Road and if they are going to turn onto the road then they will have to use our residential roads which are very narrow and could cause problems,” said Cheves.

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