Retirement Village, Erf 2893, Hartenbos Heuwels

(DEADP reference number – 16/3/3/6/7/1/D6/18/0105/20)

HilLand Environmental, independent Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs), have been appointed by the Applicant, Banah Investments (Pty) Ltd, represented by Mr Frederik Jonck Wagenaar, to ensure compliance with the regulations contained in the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, No 107 of 1998) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 (as amended) for the proposed development of a retirement village (retirement resort) on Erf 2893, Hartenbos Heuwels, Hartenbos.

Erf 2893 (vacant property) is currently zoned “Institutional Zone III” for a Place of Worship in terms of the Integrated Mossel Bay Zoning Scheme By-Law 2018. However, as there is no current need for additional churches within the area, the re-zoning for the property to “General Residential Zone II” (which allows ‘Town Housing’) is proposed, with the consent use for a ‘retirement resort’.

The following Draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR) is available for a 30-day commenting period commencing on the 8th of October 2020. In terms of Regulation 3 (4) and 40 of NEMA: EIA Regulations (2014, as amended) you are hereby advised that you have 30-days from the 8th of October 2020 to submit any comments. Please provide us with your comments / concerns relating to the proposed activity during the timeframe (08 October 2020 – 09 November 2020) in written format via fax or email. Please note that you need to declare your interest in the above matter.

Please note if you are experiencing any problems with downloading information or do not have data to download the document, please do not hesitate to contact this office and we will assist you according to your needs/requirements. Additionally, a full hard copy of the BAR and associate appendices are available at HilLand Environmental’s office. Should you wish to view this document, please make sure to make an appointment with the administrative department at or Tel: (044) 889 0229. You will view the document with provided disposable gloves while all of the necessary Covid-19 hygiene protocols and social distancing will be implemented.

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Draft BAR Hartenbos Retirement Village, Erf 2893, Hartenbos Heuwels

Appendix A1 – Figure 1 – Locality Mapping

Appendix B1 – Figure 1b – Preferred Site Development Plan

Appendix B1 – Preferred Site Development Plan – Architectural

Appendix B2 – Environmental Sensitivities Mapping

Appendix C – Photographic Record of the site

Appendix D – Biodiversity Overlay Mapping – Figure 2 – CBA and ESA mapping

Appendix D – Biodiversity Overlay Map – Figure 3a – NBA Original Extent 2018 map

Appendix D – Biodiversity Overlay Map – Figure 3b – NBA Remaining Extent 2018 map

Appendix D – Biodiversity Overlay Map – Figure 4 – NFEPA mapping

Appendix E1 – HWC – Final Comments on NID 2020

Appendix E2 – Comments received from CapeNature 02 August 2020

Appendix E3 – Comments from BGCMA 17 August 2020

Appendix E16 – Confirmation of Services (Electrical and Civil)

Appendix F – Draft Public Participation Process Report – Hartenbos Retirement Village, Erf 2893

Appendix F – Annexure A – Neighbouring Notification

Appendix F – Annexure B – Legal Advert – Mossel Bay Advertiser – 10 July 2020

Appendix F – Annexure C – Site Notice

Appendix F – Annexure D – DEADP Pre-App meeting 04.02.2020 and Meeting Minutes

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

Appendix F – Annexure F – Notification of Pre-Application BAR

Appendix F – Annexure G – Comments Received during the Pre-Application BAR commenting period

Appendix F – Annexure H – Notification of the Draft BAR

Appendix G – Botanical Impact Assessment – Jan Vlok March 2020

Appendix G – Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) – Urban Engineering 2020

Appendix G – Wetland Verification – Confluent Environmental 2020

Appendix H – EMPr Version 1.2 – Hartenbos Retirement Village, Erf 2893

Appendix H – EMPr Annexures

Appendix I – Screening Tool Report July 2020 – Transformation of land – indigenous Vegetation

Appendix L – Planning Motivation Report (Vreken, 2020)

Appendix M – Civil Engineering Services Report (ITHEMBA, 2020)

Appendix N – Electrical Planning Report (Makukhane Consulting Engineers cc, 2020)

Appendix O – No-Go Alternative Site Development Plan

Appendix P – Power of Attorney, agreement and contract