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					BOSCHENDAL ESTATE - COMMENTS RECEIVED DURING EIA PROCESS: DECEMBER 2007 & FEBRUARY 2008
Issue Comment IAP ACCESS ISSUES AND TRAFFIC
Toegangsroete I first need to understand what the new roads will look like and where they will be located. Looking at the terrible state of our access roads, one can immediately see the impact that the high volume of traffic exert on our roads. It is obvious that there was serious negligence involved, although it is considered a very important access route for all businesses in the valley. The upgrading of this road through Pniel, was planned for so long, and has never come to light and one can only grasp the devastating effects any development would have without considering, first upgrading and providing side walks as well as cycling routes D Carolissen L. Jonker JF Solomons 04-Dec-07 14-Dec-07 05-Dec-07

Date Response Received

Response By

Heritage Consultants / Total Impact (TI)

Access & Traffic

Since Allee Bleuve owns the land on which the R45/R310 intersection is on which is adjacent to the old station input on development is requested Traffic flow along R45 & R310 - up to N1 offramp; Traffic intersection R45 & R310 Robots or circle; Traffic thru Pniel - narrow road; Red barn & shop development at old station - access & impact on traffic - taxi's busses etc; Traffic assessment should include bicycles (tourists) and tractors. Die verbreeding van die R30 vanaf Plniel tot by R45. Die bou van 'n fietsrylaan langs die R310. Die T-aansluiting by die kruising. Beligting aan weerskante van die pad. Hierdie paaie is gevaarlik en het 'n hoe insidensie van voetganger ongelukke. 'n Voetganger-oorbrug oor die R310 sal noodsaaklik wees.

S.Burroughs

14-Dec-07

S. Burroughs

14-Dec-07

The retention and enhancement of the experiential qualities of the R45 and R310 have been identified as a major issue in terms of their overarching heritage and public role in the Valley. Therefore action projects aimed at improving these experiential qualities are to be encouraged. Care must be taken to ensure that the variation of experiences along this scenic route are retained. It is important to ensure that the impact of any new development on the road infrastructure will not result in over-engineered solutions. A traffic impact assessment needs to address these issues. A further major heritage issue is the issue of public and semi-public access and the need for the reinforcement of the movement network and settlement structure. This issue includes access to places of heritage value to the local community. Different forms of public access need to be explored, i.e. vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle. A Traffic Impact Assessment will be undertaken as part of the EIA process.

Access roads

WJ. Breitenbach

04-Dec-07

Access to river

Our people should still be able to enjoy our rivers freely. Public open spaces and granting passing through at river sites

L. Malan

04-Dec-07 It is proposed that a new recreational/community access way be constructed along the Eastern bank of the Dwars River on land to be donated to the Boschendal Treasury Trust. Refer to Plan 4: Community Property in Boschendal SDI – Planning Policy and Development Strategy. 14 November 2005.

Dennis Moss Partnership ("DM")

Toegangklikheid na riviere vir die gemeenskap en Armoede verligting

KJ Pietersen

04-Dec-07

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS
We have to suggest that the bio-diversity area aspects of the matter (which were dealt with at considerable length) are not particularly relevant to us in terms of the cultural heritage aspects of the proposal. We do however note that integration between the biodiversity and cultural heritage aspects of the site require specific attention. Indeed, as was pointed out by way of the Table Mountain National Park example (which is an element within a serial bio-diversity World Heritage Site), the potential World Heritage Site clash and subsequent confusion that can and does arise between ‘bio-diversity’ and ‘cultural landscape’ stances can be extremely problematic (we refer here to the Tokai and Cecelia forest debate that appears to be on-going). Whilst supportive of the broad bio-diversity thrust, the CIA must record that it finds the ‘cultural landscape’ formulation far more balanced and appropriate in the case of the Dwars River Valley in this instance. L. Robinson - CIA 21-Feb-07 The heritage consultants share the concern raised by the CIA regarding the tendency for conflict between biodiversity and cultural heritage issues. The methodology used in the Composite Informants and Constraints study prepared by Dave Dewar and Piet Louw offers a balanced view of the various natural and cultural elements comprising the landscape framework. The cultural aspects will be addressed in the Heritage Impact Assessment.

Heritage Consultants / Total Impact (TI)

Biodiversity & culture

Process

Excellent presentation - a lot to take in in 2 hours! Will there be a web site to keep up to date on changes, etc? - BID, DSR, etc.

PD de Villiers

21-Dec-07

Yes. The updated information will be made available on www.dougjeff.co.za (Total Impact)

Total Impact

Please ensure that the necessary ecological issues have been adequately addressed.

Cape Nature S. Burroughs L. Jonker

12-Dec-07 14 Dec 07 14-Dec-07 Noted. Ecological issues will be considered in the botanical, freshwater and faunal assessments undertaken.

Freshwater & Ecological

Impact of developments on the dwars river - we extract water down stream Rivers & wetlands, especially riparian zones

LAYOUT Archite cture
Setting of Architecture Standards, etc. for each complex PD de Villiers 21-Dec-07 Noted.

TI

Exclusion of the Founder’s Estates

In general, the exclusion of the Founder’s Estates from the material presented is obviously misleading and must be corrected in order to ensure an honest process. How can you, for example, analyse the visual impact without showing the proposed Founder’s Estate house? The same question goes for all the other pieces of analytical work presented but only partially complete because of this exclusion. This is not acceptable and must be corrected in order to avoid the impression that you are trying to mislead the public.

L.Seelig

05-Dec-07

The heritage consultants have recommended that the Founders Estates development and proposals for the Residual Lands be presented in their entirety to enable the broader development footprint to be properly understood.

Heritage Consultants

Residensiële groei (vir permanente inwoners, dit sluit in die aftree-oord) word beperk tot binne die stedelike grense van bestaande dorpe, Lanquedoc, Pniel, Kylemore, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek en Paarl. Geen dorpstigting behoort plaas te vind op hierdie plaas wat van nasionale belang is en mense van oor die wêreld lok. Die kulturele landskap kan nie weer geskep word nadat dit deur ontwikkeling geskaad is nie. Toeriste-verwante verblyf word voorsien waar dit die minimum impak sal maak: in ‘n kleiner aantal ‘villages’ waarvan die skaal beperk is, of saam gegroepeer op een plek – wat ookal die minste impak en versteuring van die landelike omgewing sal beteken, en wat bepaal sal moet word deur kundiges. Slegs kommersiële ontwikkeling wat verband hou met toerisme word toegelaat. Indien daar ‘n behoefte aan kommersiële ontwikkeling in die vorm van gewone winkels vir plaaslike inwoners is, behoort dit plaas te vind in die omgewing van die dorpies Lanquedoc, Pniel en Kylemore, en op so ‘n plek en wyse dat dit NIE ‘n

B. Hayes - Die Stellenbosse Belastingbetalersvereniging

18-Feb-08

Die ontwikkeling voorstel sluit onder meer in dat ongeveer 1000 hektaar landbougrond beskerm en volhoubaar benut word; ongeveer 1000 hektaar natuurgrond bewaar word deur onder andere verkryging van statutêre status en die opstel van bestuurplanne vir langtermyn rehabilitasie daarvan; en die sensitiewe benutting van dele van die Boschendal gronde vir ‘n verskeidenheid gebruike van hoë kwaliteit wat streef om die mededingende voordele van die wynland landskap te benut. Die voorgestelde ontwikkeling nodusse op die Boschendal grond word juis in klein en kompakte “villages” op die laer liggende gronde geplaas om landbougrond te beskerm en visuele impak te verminder. Die kommersiele nodus is geleë op hoogs versteurde grond en beoog om ‘n positiewe bydrae te maak tot die vernuwing van die relevante area.Die ontwikkelings voorstelle moet gesien word in konteks van die Boschendal “Sustainable Development Initiative” wat onder ander volhoubare ontwikkeling nastreef. Die behoud en verbetering van die kwaliteit van die The principle of avoiding steep slopes (i.e. slopes greater than 1:6) and higher exposed slopes (i.e. above the 320m contour line) was applied in the case of the Founders Estates. The current layout for Founders Estates which was subject to a detailed site by site analysis adheres to these principles in general.

Proposal

DMP

On one chart you delineate the “principles” that have guided the proposal. Amongst these are that no building shall occur above the 320m contour line or on a slope greater than 9 . Firstly, there is the obvious question—why is this being treated differently than the Founder’s Estates? It is unacceptable to try to hide behind the comment “this is a separate application” as was made by various people at the open house when asked. Not only is that comment disingenuous but it is also intentionally misleading although it may be true in a very narrow legalistic sense. The Boschendal development is one project (see the news releases from the company for proof) and its impacts MUST be analysed as one or a serious disservice is being done to truth and integrity. Secondly, various of the maps shown on the walls do not show the 9° slope on Simonsberg. I pointed this out to Nicholas Bauman who agreed it needed to be done. It will then become clear that various of the Founder’s Estates are probably on slopes greater than As commented at the meeting, the scope and nature of the proposed developments of phase 2 were neither satisfactorily and explicitly related to the phase 1 (Founders Estates) developments, nor were they presented substantively: some aspects of them were verbalised in general terms but it remains unclear as to what they are and where they are. It was only on a day subsequent to the meeting that some maps were made available that give an indication of what is proposed. We are of the opinion that the presentation made (and papers supplied at the meeting) by Dennis Moss and Associates provide insufficient background and substance about the development proposals for the second phase. Indeed, the proposals as such were not presented or discussed at the meeting, although they had been on view at the Open House.
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L. Seelig

05-Dec-07

Heritage Consultants

Principles

Scope and nature of proposed development

L. Robinson - CIA

21-Feb-07

The project proposals presented on the Open Day was provided in large format poster displays and in the Background Information Document to the extent required for the Scoping process. The information is presented in this report.

DMP / Total Impact

Objection

We hereby lodge our objections against the above matter, and bring the following to your attention what motivate our objection. 1. on 25th February 2005 we lodge objections against the consolidation, subdivision and registration of the farms 1674/2, 1674/5, 1674/8. 1674/9 therefore no development can take place before this existing objections is address. This proposed development of part of Boschendal and Bethlehem farms advertised in the Eikestadnuus of Friday 16th November 2007 is irresponsible and not sustainable because it does not address and does not spell out the needs of present and the future generation of the Dwarsrivervalley.

P de Jager - Dwarsriviervallei Community Development Forum

10-Jan-08

The sustainability of the proposed development in terms of the “triple bottom line” approach that integrates the three goals of Economic Development, Social Equity and Environmental Equity is comprehensively addressed as part of the project proposals (Refer specifically Chapters 2, 3 & 5 of the Boschendal SDI – Planning Policy and Development Strategy. 14 November 2005). The sustainability of the proposals will furthermore be tested in the EIA phase.

DMP

opposition to nature of development

The SIG has learned with great concern of the proposed development plans for the Boschendal estate, situated in the unique Dwars River Valley, and hereby wishes to put on record its unqualified opposition to the nature and the extent of the development which will comprise: A total of 1150 residential units; A series of hotel villages and a main hotel building; A commercial and manufacturing node; A Founders Estate with 18 boutique residential estates

W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

18-Feb-07

Noted.

GENERAL
Watter impak sal dit het op belastingbetalers veral rondom munisipale belasting / erf belasting S. J.Myburgh 04-Dec-07

Moet kyk na beligting na Lanquedoc dorp Swak huis toestande, toilette, krag probleem The purpose of the Stellenbosch Interest Group (SIG), registered with Heritage Western Cape, is to work for the protection of our communal historical heritage. Our objectives include: - To insist on town and regional planning of the highest order that will ensure the controlled development of Stellenbosch—firstly for the benefit of all its residents and secondly to balance the interests of commerce and tourism with the above. - To ensure, as far as possible, that major building developments should be based on sensitive design, be well-constituted, and harmoniously linked to our natural and historical character.

General

E.Kleinschmidt Colin Galant W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 18-Feb-07

Noted

Die gevoel is ook daar moet plek gemaak word vir veranderings in die Groot-Drakenstein

L Conradie A. Krediet, FH. Farao

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

Health

Gesondheid in area, Gesonheidsdienste

Impact on Tourism

The pristine Dwars River Valley forms a central, cultural, agricultural and tourist link with the equally unique Franchhoek and Stellenbosch valleys. The Cape Winelands, and more specifically these valleys, are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. The SIG is of the firm conviction that any large scale residential and commercial development in this “crown jewel” of agricultural valleys in the Cape Winelands, will represent urban sprawl of the worst kind and will irreversibly change, what is arguably, the Western Cape’s most important agricultural landscape. The long term impact on tourism to the area will be disastrous, with possible recognition as a World Heritage Site severely jeopardised, because urbanisation of the nature and scope proposed will only serve to undermine the uniqueness of the Cape Winelands.

W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

18-Feb-07

The underlying development philosophy for the Boschendal lands is that all development actions should improve and enhance the visual and environmental qualities of Boschendal and should make meaningful contributions to the wellbeing of the people living in the Dwars River Valley, with emphasis on those who have been historically disadvantaged. From a spatial planning perspective the spatial ideal that emanated from the BSDI encompasses the protection, in perpetuity, of 1000ha of the natural habitat of the valley, the protection and the efficient use of 1000ha of agricultural soil of Boschendal, as well as the enhancement of it’s the cultural landscape. The vision is also to ensure the protection and sustained improvement of the quality of the four historic settlements of the valley as an integrated urban system. This vision builds upon the principles of justice, equity, efficiency and democratic decisionmaking. Without this proposed intervention there is no guarantee whatsoever that the landscape referred to will remain a top-class tourist destination over the long term. Detailed studies undertaken as part of the planning phase indicate that a severe degradation of such landscapes is taking place over the past couple of years. Under the current agricultural zoning little protection exists for the aesthetic, historic and natural attributes of the area. Please refer Ch 18 of ‘’Boschendal SDI – Planning Policy and Development Strategy. 14 November 2005’’ for approach to creating qualitative settlements

DMP

HERITAGE
As you and everyone else are aware, the South African government has applied for a Cultural World Heritage Site designation for the entire area included in this development proposal (all of it!!). One single statement was made along these lines on one of the charts on the wall yesterday L. Seelig 05-Dec-07

Heritage consultants

Heritage

I believe that this entire proposal needs to be carefully analysed in terms of its potential impact on the ultimate granting by UNESCO of World Heritage Site status. It is the obligation of the consultants appointed (and paid for) by the developer to properly and completely present all the facts in this process. Any EIA that does not include detailed work and analysis of the highest professional/academic standards with appropriate peer review of the impact on World Heritage designation will be inadequate and not satisfy the legal requirements.

L.Seelig

05-Dec-07

The heritage consultants are fully aware of the potential World Heritage Site status of Dwars River Valley within the Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape. No specific protections or policies are linked to the listing. Rather the provisions of the NHR Act are applicable, particularly with regard to the retention and enhancement of authenticity and integrity. Development would have to be measured against these overarching criteria.

Proposed world Heritage Site: Policy on working towards this and with controls that will be set for the future

PD de Villiers

21-Dec-07

The proposals will be presented to the agencies responsible for promoting WHS status for the Valley, i.e. SAHRA.

As initial comment, the Trust concurs with the points raised by Mr. Leonard Seelig and also requests that the management and utilisation of the identified heritage resources that lie within the area of the proposal, in order to afford economic revenue, is addressed. The Trust kindly directs you to the National Heritage Resources Act in this regard. Die vallei is een van die kosbaarste erfenishulpbronne van Suid-Afrika wat as sulks hanteer behoort te word en waarvan die waarde as toeriste attraksie sal verhoog indien dit tot wêrelderfenisgebied verklaar word. Die verklaring tot wêrelderfenisgebied kan egter in gedrang kom wanneer die historiese landskap onderbreek word deur onvanpaste kommersiële en residensiële ontwikkeling wat in dorpies (villages) verspreid lê en residensiële plasies wat die uitgestrekte plaas landskap versteur. The 2240 hectares Boschendal estate dates back to 1685 and forms part of the unique Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape, which has been placed on the World Heritage Tentative List as it meets most of the criteria used to assess “outstanding universal value”, which includes those of authenticity and integrity. A unique cultural feature of the agricultural valleys of the Cape Winelands is the integrated existence of its inhabitants. Proprietors, management and the labour force live on farms and not compound-style in closed societies. This makes the Cape Winelands unique when compared to commercial wine and fruit farming production areas in other parts of the world – notably in California, Chile, Western Europe etc. It should be noted that the Boschendal development will put an end to this uniquely integrated Western Cape way of life and proposes to fill the area with hotel villages, residential units, a retirement complex, boutique farms etc. Invariably this will lead to a functionally more segregated, and less desirable, way of life.

S. Parker- Johnston

09-Dec-07

The assessment of the social-economic benefits will form an integral component of the overall assessment.

B. Hayes - Die Stellenbosse Belastingbetalersvereniging

18-Feb-08

Note. Any development proposal would have to be analysed in terms of the authenticity and integrity of the cultural landscape particularly as it relates to agricultural production. Any measures which would secure the long term sustainability of agricultural production need to be considered. Noted.

Heritage Consultants

W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

18-Feb-07

W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

18-Feb-07

The changing and dynamic nature of the landscape needs to taken into consideration. The institutional ownership and labour patterns of the landscape associated with the RFF/Amfarms period is no longer a dominant determinant. The resettlement of farm labour off the Boschendal Farmlands was undertaken as part of a land reform project in partnership with the Department of Land Affairs and the Stellenbosch Municipality.

The precedent set by the approval of such a development, unsympathetic to the wider agricultural heritage of the Western Cape must have a disastrous impact on the rural integrity of other similar valleys. The Western Cape Winelands are made unique by its large number of rural valleys. Interspersed development in some areas must lead to development pressure on others. The South Africa Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), as the national heritage resources authority, is mandated to protect and manage nationally protected heritage areas. Even though SAHRA granted an “approval in principle for subdivision” of the Founders Estate, because it “believes that it may be possible to conserve the significance of the landscape if rigorous control and management is applied to the proposed development”, past experience has shown the contrary. Once development in a heritage area has started, given the paucity of resources, it becomes impossible to effect the long term management and control of the development. In fact the SIG asserts that, even given the competence and commitment of its staff, it cannot be expected of SAHRA to manage and control unique heritage areas and that it will perform its function best by pre-empting unsympathetic development in such areas. It should also not be SAHRA’s responsibility to apply the economic criteria for the development of unique heritage areas because once such an area has been lost or compromised, it is lost forever. The SIG attended the appeal hearing against the proposed Boschendal Founders Estate subdivision and development on Tuesday, 12th February, and unanimously supports the standpoint of the Cape Institute for Architecture that the development proposals will “set a disastrous precedent and will cause the permanent impairment of one of our most important cultural landscapes”. The SIG is adamant that this is even more applicable to the other development projects : 1150 residential units, hotel villages, a main hotel building and 18 small boutique estates with their outbuildings, dispersed over the landscape.

W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

18-Feb-07

A key heritage informant for assessing any new development within the Dwars River Valley is the need to retain and enhance the dominance of the character of a working agricultural landscape. Opportunities to protect agricultural land from further subdivision and manage the land as single farming entity are important considerations from a heritage perspective.

W. Coetzer - Stellenbosch Interest Group

18-Feb-07

Noted.

There are three points relative to the Dewar and Louw material presented that the CIA would like to raise at this point. Firstly, we suggest that the extent of the ‘Winelands and Fruitlands’ depicted on figure 1 of the Settlements Structure study should be revisited, as, for example, portions of the Constantia and Tokai Valley should clearly be included (see the updated inventory of heritage resources in the valley presented at the ‘Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape World Heritage Workshop held last year at Groot Constantia and the SAHRA Council decision of September 2006 that the historic farms identified were Grade 1 heritage resources to be included in the prospective Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape). Secondly, we suggest that figure 5 of the composite informants and constraints study also require revision, because what is depicted remains confined within the Boschendal owned land, whereas it is common cause that suitability to development needs to be reflected on the valley-as-a-whole basis. Thirdly,

L. Robinson - CIA

21-Feb-07

Heritage

Figure 1 will be amended to include the Constantia-Tokai Valley. Figure 5 resulted from a detailed gathering, synthesis and interpretation of the various environmental and heritage layers. The suggestion made by the CIA is that a similar detailed opportunities and constraints analysis be extended to the Valley or sub regional scales as part of the EIA/HIA process for Boschendal Farmlands. It is unrealistic for the CIA to insist that Boschendal LTD commission a similar detailed study at a sub-regional scale. As part of ongoing discussions with the development team the heritage consultants have undertaken further analysis and formulated indicators which relate to the broader context and precinct scale. These indicators will be presented as part of the scoping process and open house poster presentation.

Heritage Consultants

Appointment of Heritage specialists

The CIA supports the appointment of Dewar and Louw for the further analysis of issues relating to the Boschendal Phase Two development, the findings of which were ably presented: the Baseline Study on Settlement Structure and the Composite Informants and Constraints Study. We reiterate what we advised relative to phase 1 development proposals a long time ago; namely, it is precisely these kinds of studies that are necessary to provide the relevant informants and constraints to the development proposals and obviate a ‘cart before the horse’ approach. We understand that there has been a first round of consultations between Dewar and Louw and those responsible for the framing of the Boschendal phase 2 proposals and note that actual integration has yet to be achieved.

L. Robinson - CIA

21-Feb-07

Noted.

HOUSING
Housing Meer behuising skep (nood) S.Claassen 04-Dec-07 Die vraag na grond vir behuising is reeds in die Dwarsrivier Ruimtelike Ontwikkelingsraamwerk (1999) as ‘n knelpunt geidentifiseer. In die’dokument is die uitbreiding van onder andere Kylemore op gedeeltes van Bethlehem plaas voorgestel. Die Boschendal SDI het derhalwe ongeveer 21.5 hektaar grond geidentifiseer vir die moontlike toekomstige uitbreiding van Kylemore. Die’ betrokke grond word besikbaar gestel aan die BTT. (verwys na Plan 4: Community Property in “Boschendal SDI – Planning Policy and Development Strategy. 14 November 2005”)

Behuising / Houses

Genoegsame behuisings projekte wees vir ons gemeenskap Grond vir behuising

C. P Williams, R. Booysen, A. Arendse, M. Philander, N. van Wyk, S. Hendricks, G. Lottering, B. Lewak, W. September, J. Scheepers, P. Fortuin, J. Pienaar, A. Williams, V. Koras, L. Lucas, N. Jacobs, L. Johnson, J. Hartzenberg, L. Arrison, S. Isaacs, M Johnson, S. Olivier, M. Leendertz, J. Erasmus, B. Adams, B. Cupido, S. Davids, S. vd Westhuizen, B. Marais, C. Booysen, D. Makatees, C. Michaels, A. Botha, K. Florence, N. Miniyakhe, L. Mzuzo, W. Damonse, S. Stuurman, A. Anthony, H. Tromp, K. Philander, M. Kennedy, M. Steenberg, T. Lyskom, L. Luskam, M. Mzcowe, S. Amos, DJ. Kennedy, N. Mzuzu, L. Arrison, S. Florence, Damien, E. Daniels, F Mikani, A. Pretorius, P Ockhuis, M Malgas, M. Parsons, HI Steenberg, W. Thys, D. Pienaar, S. Adams, D. Ruiters, M. Abrahams, R. Makriga, W. Le Roux, P. Potberg, P. Dloti, C. Pietersen, F. Adams H. Ruiters D Carolissen, N. Van Wyk, B. Lewak

04-Dec-07

DMP

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

JOB CREATION
The project is supported because of its potential to create sustainable employment opportunities for the local people. This is particularly important since there is significant unemployment in the Dwarsriver-valley. Kan genoeg werksgeleenthede skep vir die wat net seiesone werkers is M Snyman 12-Dec-07

J Schroeder S.Claassen, M. Abrahams, K. Florence M Ruiters D.Ruiters

04-Dec-07

Job creation

Total Impact

Meer werk skep / verligting van armoede As daar enige werksgeleenthede geskep word vir die wat net seisoen werkers is Daar moet asseblief genoegsame werkskepping wees sodat ons, ons gemaanskap kan verreik ten opsigte van die verskillende projekte Daar moet genogsame werkskepping kan wees om ons gemeenskap se toestande verbeter Daar moet veral na werksgeleenthede vir skoolverlaters en naskoolse opleiding studente gebied word en nie en gewone arbeidsgeleenthede. Werkskepping /Werksgeleenthede / Job creation

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

Noted. A Social as well as Economic Impact Assessment will be undertaken during the process.

Q. Martin KJ Pietersen

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

I personally thinks that if job creation are created more people will be able to have better lives and poverty will be minimised

C. Boosen, L. Snyman, N. Jacobs, L. Arrison, A Krediet, L Lucas, M. Leendertz, I. Michaels, J. Hartzenberg, S. Isaacs, B. Adams, FH Farao, CP Williams, R. Booysen, J. Scheepers, A. Arendse, S. van Rooy, S. van Rooi, N. van Wyk, S. Hendricks, G. Lotterin, B. Lewak, W. September, J. Scheepers, P. Fortuin, J. van Rooi, J. Pienaar, A. Williams, V. Koras, L. Johnson, D. Snyman, C. Potberg, A. Alexander, M. Johnson, D. Makatees, C. Michaels, M. Kleinschmidt, J. Erasmus, J. Windvogel, E. Swartz, KJ. Pietrsen, S. Davids, C. Solomon, S. vd Westhuizen, D. Pienaar, W. Damonse, B. Juries, H. Alexander, S. Stuurman, A. Anthony, H. Tromp, P. Fredericks, A. de Wet, P. Botha, K. Philander, M. Kenndey, M. Steenberg, T. Lyskom, L. Luskam, E. Davids, M. Mzcowe, S. Amos, DJ. Kennedy,S. Florence, Damien, R. Adams, L.Carolissen, L. Snyders,E. Daniels, F Mikani, A. Pretorius, P Ockhuis, M Malgas, M. Parsons, HI Steenberg, W. Thys, S. Adams, A. vd Walt, S.Adams

04-Dec-07

Total Impact

04-Dec-07

PLANNING
We request (a) the drafting of the Dwarsrivervalley spatial development framework which will provide general future directions and the urban edge over a multi year period (b) that the following portions being excluded from above development as follows: i) Portions of portions 1674/8; ii) Portions 1674/9; iii) Portions 1674/11; iv) Portions 1674/1; v) Portions 1674/13; vi) Portions 1674/2; vii) Portions 999/2; viii) Portions 1674; ix) Portions 1674/14; x) Portions 153/1, 153,2, 153/4, 153/5, 153/6, 153/7, 153/8 adjacent to Kylemore. P de Jager - Dwarsriviervallei Community Development Forum 10-Jan-08 (a) Requests for the drafting of an SDF for the valley should be addressed to Stellenbosch Municipality. (b) It is unclear from the comment why large portions of Boschendal Lands should be excluded from the application. Therefore unable to deliver further comment.

Planning

DMP

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS communi cation
Pniel verteenwoordigers moet weer met inwoners gesels rondom Boschendal Ontwikkeling geen /swak kommunikasie S. J. Myburgh 04-Dec-07 Total Impact& DMP

Afskaal van armoede / Armoede verligting / Poverty Alleviation / Poverty Audit

S. Rooi, A. Arendse, J. Pienaar, A. Williams, L. Lucas, N. Jacobs, L. Johnson, A. Botha, J. Hartzenberg, M. Kleinschmidt, S. Olivier, M. Leendertz, B. Cupido, K. Florence, S. vd Westhuzien, S. van Rooy, N. van Wyk, S. hendricks, G. Lottering, W. September, D. Carolissen, P. Fortuin, J. van Rooi, D. Snyman, L. Snyman, C. Potberg, B. Marais, S. Isaacs, M. Johnson, D. Makatees, C. Michaels, J. Erasmus, J. Windvogel, S. Davids, C. Solomon, B. Lewak, E. Swartz, J. Scheepers, A Alexander, N. Mzuzu, W. Damonse, B. Juries, H. Alexander, S. Stuurman, A. Anthony, H. Tromp, P. Fredericks, A de Wet, P. Botha, K. Phillander, M. Kennedy, M. Steenberg, T. Lyskom, L. Luskam, E. Davids, M. Mzcowe, DJ. Kennedy, S. Florence, Damien, R. Adams, L.Carolissen, L. Snyders,E. Daniels, F Mikani, A. Pretorius, P Ockhuis, M Malgas, M.Parsons, HI Steenberg, W. Thys, Head of Transformation Boschendal Ltd, N. Miniyakhe, L. Mzuzo, L. Conradie, L. Arrison, H. Ruiters, K. Florence, L. Malan, L. de Wet

04-Dec-07

Noted. A Social as well as Economic Impact Assessment will be undertaken during the process. Een van die hoof doelstellings van die Boschendal SDI is om armoede verligting aan te spreek dmv volhoubare en verantwoordelike ekonomiese ontwikkeling.

Poverty

Economic Investment

The ANC and the local community welcome the much-needed economic investment in the area. As we all know, this area is a so-called “dormitory town, since the majority of its inhabitants are forced to work outside of the valley. There is very little economic opportunity in the valley and the community must spend exorbitant amounts of money on traveling costs. Add to this the burden of travel-time on breadwinners, with a concomitant compromise on quality of life for local families, and one realizes how necessary economic investment is here.

M Snyman

12-Dec-07

Safety & Security

Veiligheid vir kinders People living in the area are all families so there should not be too many trespassing difficulties through farms The safety factor is a direct influence of development cause developments increases traffic volumes. This factor should be prioritised as a major factor in the planning. We are tired of sirens passing our home as if becoming another New York. Hoe gaan die omgewing sekuriteit en misdaad aangespreek word. Gaan dit die geval wees dat inwoners van ons dorp (Pniel) hulle plekke/huise sal moet verlaat a.g.v. die feit dat hulle nie dit kan bekostig nie - Jamestown situasie From the perspective of Corporate Social Investment, this project is obviously significant and will make a major difference to the material conditions of the very poor in the valley. It is an important development in a valley faced with significant unemployment, an increase in crime, poverty and homelessness. In a place where we are faced with poverty and unemployment, it is heartening to see that a development seeks to create a good number of longterm jobs. It is trusted that these will be reserved for the local people, and that the conditions of approval will reflect this accordingly.

C. Booysen L. Malan JF Solomons

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 05-Dec-07

WJ. Breitenbach S. J. Myburgh

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

Boschendal Interim Forum - D Carolissen

12-Dec-07

Noted. A Social as well as Economic Impact Assessment will be undertaken during the process.
13-Dec-07

Boschendal Treasury Trust - W Kleinschmidt

Een van die hoof doelstellings van die Boschendal SDI is om armoede verligting aan te spreek dmv volhoubare en verantwoordelike ekonomiese ontwikkeling.

Total Impact / DMP

Socio-economic

Is there a direct commitment to the upliftment of the community of the DwarsRiver by the developers of the Boschendal Estate? Kyk na wie was meeste benadeel: Lanquedoc se mense 25% te min benadeel Social Development / Social upliftment

R. von Hoesslin E. Kleinschmidt R.Adams, W. Thys, D. Carolissen, Y Carolissen, EC January, S. Philander, S. Jacobs A.Arendse, S. vd Westhuizen M Snyman

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

Sport fasiliteit The proposal to contribute about 270ha of land, together with 25% of their profit, for the benefit of the local community, is unprecedented. It will certainly contribute to significant social development and we appeal to the decision- making authorities to ensure that these promises are kept, by including these as conditions in their approvals. Economic and skills development The analysis must include a comprehensive economic analysis over an extended period that compares the long term economic benefit in local, regional and national terms, documented to derive from World Heritage Status, against the short term benefit to the developers (including those financial resources with which they have or are planning to “buy off” the local community).

04-Dec-07 12-Dec-07

L.Malan, KJ Pietersen, M. Kleinschmidt L.Seelig

04-Dec-07 05-Dec-07

Weens die omvang en skaal van die voorgestelde ontwikkeling bestaan die gevaar dat die sosiale voordele wat nou voorgehou word op die langtermyn by verre nie sal opweeg teen die nadele as gevolg van die negatiewe omgewingsimpak daarvan nie. it does (a) not take local populations and household growth in consideration (b) does not address future schools institutional facilities and full range of the local communities social and economical facilities (c) does not address the constraints and challenges of infrastructure and transportation. American farms are also abusing its powers and dominant position as major land proprietor in the Dwarsriviervalley by ignoring its social responsibility engagement. Youth Programs / Jeugprogramme

B. Hayes - Die Stellenbosse Belastingbetalersvereniging

18-Feb-08

P de Jager - Dwarsriviervallei Community Development Forum

10-Jan-08

A Social as well as Economic Impact Assessment will be undertaken during the process. Total Impact

S. Florence, Damien, R. Adams, L.Carolissen, L.Snyders, HI Steenberg, W.Thys, DJ. Kennedy, N. Julius, S. Adams, J. Carolissen, S. Amos, M. Johnson, P. Fortuin, J. Erasmus, J. Windvogel, S. Adams

04-Dec-07

Youth

SUPPORT
The Boschendal Interim Forum represents all the communities in the Dwarsriver-valley. It has been involved in the Boschendal Sustainable Development Initiative over the last 4 years. We have extensively discussed, analysed and considered this second development proposal of Boschendal Ltd. It is our considered view that it fits the objectives of the Boschendal Sustainable Development, to which we have agreed to in writing about two years ago. In addition, it does not in our view present any significant or negative impact on the built-, social and natural environment. Ek ondersteun die Boschendal ontwikkelings program / We support the Boschendal Development or Trust Boschendal Interim Forum - D Carolissen 12-Dec-07

Ek sal bly wees as die projek so gou moontlik geodgekeur word sodat elke suid afrikaner 'n gelyke kans kry en beter kan lewe vir dae na sy graf Ek stel belang aan die omgewingsimpakproses en sal bereid wees om enige iets te doen om 'n sukses daar van te maak

J. Erasmus, S. Rooy, A. Alexander, D. Snyman, C. Booysen, R. Booysen, J. Scheepers, B. Lewak, W. September, P. Fortuin, J. Van Rooi, C. Potberg, S. Isaacs, M. Johnson, J. Windvogel,/ E. Swartz, S. Davids, S. Hendricks, L. Snyman, S. Amos, D. Makatees, C. Michaels, M. Abrahams, N. van Wyk, A. Williams, S vd Westhuizen, A. Arendse, C. Solomon, G. Lottering, B. Cupido, A. Krediet, S. Jacobs, Y. Carolissen, EC January, S. Philander, N. Julius, J. Carolissen, A. vd Walt, S. Stuurman, H. Tromp, M. Kennedy, M. Steenberg, T. Lyskom, L. Luskam, DJ. Kennedy, N. Mzuzu, N. Miniyakhe, L. Mzuzo, S. Florence, Damien, R. Adams, L. Carolissen, L.Snyders,.E. Daniels, F Mikani, A. Pretorius, P Ockhuis, M Malgas, M. Parsons, HI Steenberg, W. Thys, W. Damonse, H. Alexander, E. Davids, B. Juries, A Anthony, P. Fredericks, A de Wet, P Botha, M. Mzcowe, K. Philander, Boschendal Interim Forum-D. Carolissen, L. Lucas, L. Johnson, N. Jacobs J. Hartzenberg

04-Dec-07

Total Impact

Support

Noted.

04-Dec-07

M. Leendertz

04-Dec-07

Ek stem vir Boschendal se ontwikkeling om in ons behoeftes te voorsien. Die werkloosheid is groot in Kylemore en die armoede en behuising is hoog Ek stem vir die ontwikkeling want dit is iets goed vir ons gemeenskap Ek stem volkome saam met die planne van die projek I think this is a brilliant idea and I stand 100% behind you guys and I hope and pray that this development will reach their goals. Looks good, great for the area Ondersteun die projek 100% vir spoedige bewerktellingheid Ons gemeenskap Lanquedoc sal ook baie baatvind daarby Ons sal dit baie waardeer as die ontwikkeling sal plaasvind Ons sal dit waardeer as dit net bewaarheid word, ons sal u ondersteun in alles wat gedoen moet word Ons wil baie graag ons ondersteuning gee vir die projek Ontwikkeling sal goed wees want die gemeenskap wat baie sukkel sal voordeel trek daar uit We hereby wishes to record our full support for the application. In our understanding it is a proposal that does not compromise the natural beauty or the cultural integrity of the Dwarsrivervalley. It holds major social benefits and it will protect a major part of the agricultural landscape in the valley. Die redes waarom ek die ontwikkeling ondersteun is omdat dit die armoede in die vallei op 'n manier sal aanspreek Ek dink die ontwikkeling is goed vir die omgewing en die plaaslike gemeenskap. Alle beloftes moet net nagekom word. Hoop die ontwikkeling sal plaasvind Ondersteen Kylmore projek The Groot Drakenstein Games Club welcomes this development and the positive community spin-offs will bring We as community must take this opportunity with both hands, it's not for us but for our coming children & will really appreciate it if you guys will help us Additional focus on real positive affects of BSD (measure) The visual impact “cones” that are shown on one of the charts misses one of the most important viewing sites---the drive from Franschhoek to Boschendal. If you do this drive you will immediately see what I mean as this entire development (do not exclude the Founder’s Estates!!) is highly visible virtually from the moment you leave the village of Franschhoek. The importance of this is two-fold: a. thousands of tourists make this drive every year and the highly negative impact of heavy development on the slopes of Simonsberg and the rest of the Boschendal Estate must be mitigated in order to protect the economic benefits derived from tourism to this potential World Heritage Site b. The overall “suburbanisation” of the area and its visual impact from distance must be considered and responded to by your experts in light of the potential World Heritage Site declaration as mentioned above

L. Lucas

04-Dec-07

N Jacobs L.de Wet D.Pienaar S. Burroughs K. Florence M. Kleinschmidt B.Cupido B. Adams L. Conradie I Pietersen Boschendal Treasury Trust - W Kleinschmidt

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

Total Impact

Support

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07

Noted
13-Dec-07

M.Kleinschmidt D Carolissen M. Philander, A. Botha, S. Olivier C. Galant R.von Hoesslin D. Pienaar Head of Transformation - Boschendal Ltd

04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 04-Dec-07 BOLA has been appointed to undertake a visual impact assessment of the proposed development. These comments will be addressed in the VIA. The issue of the suburbanisation of the Valley is a key heritage concern and will be addressed as part of the HIA.

VISUAL IMPACT
L. Seelig 05-Dec-07

Heritage Consultants / TI

Visual impact


				
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