The City of Cape Town's Planning Appeals Advisory Panel has approved the construction of four private sector affordable housing developments located between Strandfontein, Ottery and Boundary Roads in Philippi.
The Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT) approved the proposed development applications in November and December 2018. Last week the city’s Planning Appeals Advisory Panel dismissed the appeals against the MPT’s decisions, which now paves the way for the developments to commence.
"The developments will help us to establish a clear boundary between the urban edge, and the very important rural area that is otherwise known as the Philippi Horticultural Area. The erven that will be developed are situated in Knole Park, in the far western side of the PHA between Strandfontein, Ottery, and Boundary Roads," said the city’s mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.
"The panel’s decision to dismiss the appeals is for the greater good of the local community, and also complies with the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Spatial Development Framework that requires the city to protect the productive core of the PHA."
All in all, the developments will comprise of 242 flats, located on different sites across Knole Park. The flats are intended for lower to middle-income households.