A dispute has arisen between the residents of Woodstock, Cape Town and the city council over the proposed development of 800 social housing units in the area. Residents claim that the notice informing them of the proposed development was issued too quickly and that there was not enough time to provide comments before the deadline.
Additionally, they argue that the densification of the area would put strain on the water and sewage infrastructure. A final heritage impact assessment is expected to be submitted to Heritage Western Cape on 27 January.
What can you do?
- Reach out to local Woodstock residents to learn more about their concerns and objections to the proposed development.
- Contact the Heritage Western Cape to learn more about the final heritage impact assessment and how it could affect the proposed development.
- Research other social housing projects in the area to gain a better understanding of the potential impact of the Earl Street Social Housing Project.