Mayco to recommend that Sea Point Pavilion remain a Public Open Space
The City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee today, 3 September 2013, made the decision to recommend to Council that it no longer makes erven 151, 153 and 318, Sea Point West, known as the Sea Point Pavilion site, available for any commercial development.
If approved by Council, the area will remain zoned as Public Open Space and will serve to bring this unfortunate long-standing process to an end.
The recommendation follows the recent decision by MEC Anton Bredell that authorisation for the execution of any development be declined in terms of Section 22 of the Environment Conservation Act of 1989.
The Sea Point Pavilion has long been used as an interactive space by the broader Cape Town community. It is a space in which this administration's commitment to building an Inclusive City can be realised.
The recommendation includes that any land use application currently being processed for the above-mentioned erven not be supported on the basis that any envisaged development would not be possible without environmental authorisation, would be undesirable owing to the clear public disapproval, and would be affected by the final liquidation of the aspirant developer on 11 June 2013.