Illegal housing development, Tarlton land owners take a stand

Opinion by FF Plus

Illegal housing development, Tarlton land owners take a stand
Illegal housing development, Tarlton land owners take a stand. Photo: FF Plus

More than 100 inflamed landowners and residents of Tarlton (Krugersdorp) on the West Rand gathered this morning, 19 June 2018, at the construction site of the Brickvale development to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the construction of more than 6000 homes.

The landowners were addressed by the FF Plus Leader for Gauteng, Jaco Mulder and the FF Plus Councilor in Mogale City, Amanda de Lange who gave the party a mandate to negotiate with the Gauteng government for the project to stopped.

The development is controversial because the Mogale City City Council, the Provincial Department for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGta) did not follow a public participation process and the planned development is planned to take place on took unstable dolomite ground.

Earlier environmental impact studies showed that the site is not suitable for a high density housing scheme.

The FF Plus has already brought the unlawfulness of the development to the attention of the Gauteng MEC for CoGta, Uhuru Moiloa.

Read the original article in Afrikaans by Jaco Mulder on FF Plus

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SOURCE FF Plus