New housing units on Farm 377 and Portion 10 of Farm 255

(DEADP reference number – 16/3/3/6/1/D6/17/0040/20)

HilLand Environmental have been appointed as the Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAP) by the applicant, 8 Mile Investments 38 Pty (Ltd), represented by Chris Mostert, to ensure compliance with the regulations contained in the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA Act No. 107 of 1998) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2014, as amended, for the consent use for the addition of one (1) residential unit on Farm No. 377 and Portion 10 of Farm No. 255 respectively, near Great Brak River.

The proposal includes the vegetation clearance for the consent use of the addition of one (1) dwelling unit on each of the farms, as the addition of three (3) dwellings is a primary right of an Agricultural Zone 1 property. The dwellings will be located within development zones of approximately 1 600 sqm, which will include associated infrastructure, gardening, firebreaks etc. Additionally, roads leading to the zones will be created and a water reservoir will be added to the northern part of the properties.

The Pre-Application Basic Assessment Report and associated appendices are available for comment from the 28th of February 2020. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Lockdown period, the timeframe for your 30 day comment is extended until  hree (3) days after the end of the Lockdown Period (by the 4th May 2020 or as amended should the Lockdown be extended beyond the 30th April 2020). The period from the 27th of March 2020 until the end of the Lockdown Period is therefore excluded from the 30 day comment period on the Pre-Application BAR.

Please provide us with your comments / concerns relating to the proposed activity during the timeframe in written format via fax or email. Please note that you need to declare your interest in the above matter.

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact us on (044) 889 0229 (Tel) 086 542 5248 (fax) or Email: /

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Pre-Application Basic Assessment Report – Farm No. 377 and Portion 10 of Farm No. 255, Great Brak River

Appendix A1 – Figure 1 – Locality Mapping of Farm 377 and Portion 10 of Farm 255

Appendix B1 – Figure 1a – SDP Preferred alternative

Appendix B2 – Figure 2 – CBA and ESA Mapping and development overlay

Appendix C – Photographic Record

Appendix D – Figure 2 – CBA and ESA Mapping

Appendix D – Figure 3a – NBA Original Extent Mapping 2018 Data

Appendix D – Figure 3b – NBA Remaining Extent 2018 Data

Appendix D – Figure 3c – NBA Remaining Extent 2011 Data

Appendix D – Figure 4 – NFEPA and non-pernnial watercourse Mapping

Appendix E1 – Notice of Intent to Develop – HWC – Farm 377 and Portion 10 of Farm 255_compressed

Appendix E21 – Municipal Consent Approval 16 August 2019

Appendix F – Public Participation Process Report Farm 377 and Portion 10 of Farm 255, Great Brak River

Appendix F – Annexure A – Notification of Neighbouring Properties – 24 Feb. 2020

Appendix F – Annexure B – Legal Advert – Mossel Bay Advertiser – 28 February 2020

Appendix F – Annexure C – Site Notices

Appendix F – Annexure D – List of Registered I&APs

Appendix F – Annexure E – Proof of Submission – Pre-Application BAR

Appendix G – Botanical Impact Assessment, Regalis Environmental Services (Vlok, 2019)

Appendix H – EMPr Version 1.1 – Farm 377 and Portion 10 of Farm 255

Appendix H – EMPr Annexures A – D

Appendix H – EMPr Annexures E – H

Appendix I – Screening Tool Report – Feb 2020

Appendix I – Screening Tool Analysis Report by HilLand Environmental

Appendix L – Power of attorney – Chris Mostert

Appendix M – Provincial Roads Approvals