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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE RICHMOND MUNICIPALITY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 57 SHEPSTONE STREET, RICHMOND ON FRIDAY, 01 JUNE 2007 AT 12:30 PRESENT COUNCILLORS

B NGCONGO B DLAMINI S J MCHUNU

HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR DEPUTY MAYOR

IN ATTENDANCE ADVOCATE T J NENE A C R WHYTE B MHLONGO C MATHEBULA W C DONNELLY APOLOGIES: None MUNICIPAL MANAGER PA to MM, Acting Strategic Manager: Corporate Strategic Manager: Community Services Manager: Dev & Planning, Acting SM: Technical Acting Strategic Manager: Financial Services

1.

a)

NOTICE OF MEETING

At the request of His Worship the Mayor, the Municipal Manager read the notice of meeting b) APOLOGIES / LEAVE OF ABSENCE

There were no apologies or applications for leave of absence received. c) It was RESOLVED That the agenda as presented be adopted. 2. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE RICHMOND TOWN PLANNING SCHEME IN THE COURSE OF PREPARATION REGARDING THE REZONING OF PROPOSED ERVEN 261 -267 RICHMOND FROM ‘AGRICULTURAL SHOWGROUNDS’ AND ‘GENERAL COMMERCIAL’ TO ‘SPECIAL ZONE’ (‘GENERAL COMMERCIAL’) ADOPTION OF AGENDA AS PRESENTED

At the request of the meeting, the Manager: Development and Planning/Acting Strategic Manager: Technical Services informed the meeting that an application was submitted by Gabhisa Planning and Investment on behalf of the Richmond Municipality for the rezoning of Erf 261-267 Richmond from ‘Agricultural Showgrounds’ and ‘General Commercial’ to ‘Special Zone’ (‘General Commercial’)

Special Exco/Minutes/01/06/2007 Page Two The meeting was further informed that the subject site (Lot 261 – 267) is bordered by Chilley, Nelson and Gough Streets and the railway line and is situated inside the town (village) of Richmond. It measures 2,1803 square meters in extent. The registered owner of the property is the Richmond Municipality and in order to give effect to the rezoning, any Restrictive conditions of title and or endorsements will have to be removed. The meeting was informed that the application would also aid in the development of the site as mentioned as it has been proposed that a shopping complex be developed on the site. Further to the above, the meeting was informed of the following reasons to support the application: 2.1 The proposed rezoning would not have any detrimental impact on the surrounding zonings due to the fact that the character of the area is characterized by range of zonings. It can be argued that the existing zoning would be no longer appropriate in the future. The amenity of the area will be enhanced as opposed to detrimentally affected. There is a need for the Shopping Mall development in the Richmond area; there is an increasing demand for this type of development due to the fact that it can be viewed as the more secure type of development Whilst it may appear that the proposed development is likely to have an impact on the traffic but the anticipated increase volume in traffic can be easily accommodated in the existing road network. It is argued that the capacity of the adjoining streets is such that the additional traffic will be easily accommodated. The property enjoys good accessibility.

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2.3

It was thereafter RESOLVED a) That the report submitted by the Manager: Development and Planning regarding the rezoning of Erven 261 to 267 Richmond from ‘Agricultural Showgrounds’ and ‘General Commercial’ to ‘Special Zone’ be hereby received and noted. That the Executive Committee, in terms of Section 47 bis (2) (a) of the Town Planning Ordinance 1949 (Ordinance No 27 of 1949) as amended, hereby resolves to proceed with the amendment to the provisions of the Richmond Town Planning Scheme in the course of preparation by rezoning Erven 261 to 267 Richmond from ‘Agricultural Showgrounds’ and ‘General Commercial’ to ‘Special Zone’ subject to: b1) The subject site must be consolidated and proof submitted prior to the adoption of the proposed rezoning Environmental Authorization is obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs.

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b2)

c)

That the Manager: Development and Planning advise the Secretary of the Provincial Planning and Development Commission accordingly.

Special Exco/Minutes/01/06/2007 Page Three d) That if the Provincial and Planning and Development Commission raises no objection to the proposed amendment, the Manager: Development and Planning be authorized to act in terms of Section 47 bis (4) to finally adopt the amendment without having refer the matter back to Council and that the letter by the Manager: Development and Planning to the Provincial Planning and Development Commission advising them of the adoption shall constitute the final adopting resolution as envisaged herein; and That the powers to act as envisaged in clause 4 above, are and is hereby delegated to the Manager: Development and Planning in terms of Section 59 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000). PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ESTABLISHMENT: ZWELETHU BAYNESFIELD COMMUNITY LAND TRUST: LAYOUT PLAN APPROVAL

e)

3.

The meeting was advised that the item was submitted for consideration in respect of the approval of the layout plan for the purpose of submitting a Township Establishment application to the Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs Further that the Richmond Municipality appointed the then Maseko Hlongwa and Associates to package the Zwelethu/ Baynesfield Housing Project. The subject site measures 265, 08 hectares in extent and is located under the jurisdiction of the Richmond Municipality. The necessary documentation had been forwarded to the Department of Housing for final approval, however the proposed development must be established as a township, as it is required that proposed layout plan must be approved and endorsed by the relevant Local Municipality and forms part of the township establishment application. The proposed layout plan consists of the following sites: USE Residential Mixed Use Community Center Agricultural Use Play Area Passive Open Space Roads Total 133 NO. OF ERVEN 120 8 1 1 1 2 (HA) AREA 20.39 1,35 0,40 234,57 1,59 4,13 2,65 265,08

In response to a question regarding the cemetery to be provided for, the meeting was informed that the proposed cemetery would cater only for the occupants of Zwelethu.

Special Exco/Minutes/01/06/2007 Page Four It was thereafter RESOLVED a) That the report submitted by the Manager: Development and Planning regarding the approval of the Zwelethu/Baynesfield Communal Land Trust layout plan, is hereby received and noted. That the Executive Committee hereby resolves to approve and endorse the Zwelethu Baynesfield Communal Land Trust Layout plan. That the Richmond Municipality Executive Committee gives consent to Isibuko Se Africa (formerly known as Maseko Hlongwa and Associates) to proceed with the development right application and the submission of the township establishment application in terms of the Less Formal Township Establishment Act to the Department of Traditional and Local Government Affairs

b)

c)

4. REINSTATEMENT OF LEAVE: APPLICABLE TO THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER The Municipal informed the meeting that due to work commitments, he has not been able to taken 14 annual leave days which are due to him. In order that the days not be ‘lost’ it is requested that approval be given by the Executive Committee to reinstate the days due. It was thereafter RESOLVED That the 14 days leave which the Municipal Manager was unable to take due to work commitments be reinstated 5. CLOSURE OF MEETING

As there were no further items for discussion, the meeting was closed at 12:45

HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR COUNCILLOR B NGCONGO

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