Cape Town Mayco recommends that Sea Point Pavilion remain a public open space - De Lille

Mayor says if approved by Council this means erven 151, 153 and 318 will no longer be available for commercial development

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.

As part of our efforts to build a responsive City that engages with and takes cognisance of the views of our residents, and that is committed to protecting the aesthetic value of Cape Town, we are confident that this recommendation is in the best interests of the city as a whole.

We look forward to the continuation of this prominent feature of the Cape Town landscape being enjoyed by families from all areas of the city, and visitors to Cape Town.

Statement issued by Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille, September 3 2013


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