Land Parcel Type:
HWC file No.:
HM/CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN/BLOUBERG/
City of Cape Town
Nature of Application:
Section 35 permit
Date of Site Visit:
Monday, 7 December 2015
Met on Site By:
Louisa Hutten, Willlem Hutten, Mary Leslie, Lita Webley, Simon Hall
Reasons for Site Inspection:
A permit was applied for in November 2014 for excavation. APM denied the permit in favour of a Ground Penetrating Radar study. The report was submitted in late 2015. The full permit was requested to be granted.
Findings of Site Inspection:
The site was inspected. The likely site of the field hospital is highly disturbed with a broad rnge of 19th century material being spilled to the surface. The site is increasingly being accessed illegally. There is a great risk that material is being removed by members of the public. The site may also be coming under pressure for development in the future.
The reports are to be resubmited to APM. Apm will consier granting a surface collection permit for the finalisation of the honours project. A future application for excavation may be submitted.