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HM/CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN/DURBANVILLE/CAPE FARM 276 PORTION 17 & ERF 18302
JIP DE JAGER EXTENSION, DURBANVILLE HILLS
City of Cape Town
Nature of Application:
Proposed extension of Jip De Jager Drive to connect with St. Johns Road
Date of Site Visit:
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Met on Site By:
Reasons for Site Inspection:
A member of the public was concerned that we requested no further studies for the proposed extension and argued that the road in question impacted negatively on the Durbanville Hills Cultural Landscape. However previously by both the heritage consultant for the case as well as by HWC that it was mere extension of the urban sprawl and therefore had little impact on the cultural landscape. The member of the public was also concerned that historic graves might be impacted on by the road. Though the HWC official noted that there was a small chance of this happening, the official agreed to conduct a walkthrough of the proposed road to make sure that no historic graves or other heritage resources were impacted by the proposed development.
Findings of Site Inspection:
The HWC Official noted that no graves were impacted by the proposed development and the graveyard associated with the school was setback from the proposed development. No archaeological material was found along or around the proposed road. However the official noted that there was the ruins of a building next to the proposed road but was already dilapidated prior to the commencing of works. Photographs were taken of the ruin. No associated archaeological material was found in and around the ruin. The official also noted that the road was not visible from the the Altydgedacht Provincial Heritage Site nearby and the development is overshadowed by the existing urban sprawl and there is no change to the Durbanville Hills Cultural Landscape caused by the proposed development.
HWC Official to present findings at next HOMS meeting and recommends that no further action take place.