Land Parcel Type:
HWC file No.:
HM/CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN/NEWLANDS/ERF 96664
13 Boundary Road, Newlands
Historical Society of Cape Town
Nature of Application:
Proposed rezoning and regularisation of as-built structures on site
Date of Site Visit:
Friday, 4 March 2016
Andrew September (Heritage Official), Sarah Winter (BELCOM Chairperson), Graham Jacobs (BELCOM Member), Mike Scurr (BELCOM Member) & Peter Buttgens (BELCOM Member)
Met on Site By:
Elzette Henshilwood & Tony Davenport
Reasons for Site Inspection:
The application was tabled at our BELCOM Meeting on the 24 February 2016. The Committee felt that in order to understand the impact of the as-built structures to the significant historic fabric of the Mill and associate historical structures, a site visit was conducted by the Committee.
Findings of Site Inspection:
The Committee noted the following: 1. Ms Henshilwood and Mr. Davenport gave a walkthrough of the unauthorised and authorised additions to the Grade II building. 2. Many of the additions were done over considerable amount of time since the 1980s. 2. The Committee members present on the site visit agreed that unauthorised work cannot be condoned by HWC, however a decision will be made on the rezoning of the site from Local Use Zone (CO1) to General Business Zone (GB1) at the next meeting. 3. All the additional structures are situated closer to the Canal and the rear of the Grade II building. 3. The Committee noted that the additions have altered the significance of the building in terms of heritage however have noted that some of the additional structures are reversible.
The Committee members present on site will report back on the findings of the site and offer recommendations at the next BELCOM meeting on 30 March 2016.