petition to stop development at oude molen

Submitted by sproutingforth on Wed, 2010-10-13 09:59

Millstone at Oude MolenMillstone at Oude MolenThis is close to my heart, as, if like me, you're a Capetonian, then you will have spent time in this beautiful space.

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New regulations now state the SA Government no longer has to pass Environmental Impact studies for urban developments. This seriously impacts on the future of the Cape Town based Eco village. Now the plans for mass low cost housing initiated by the ANC Provincial Government can go ahead unchallenged!

The village has large, park-like gardens bordered by sensitive wetlands lining the Black River. It is potentially, a working model of a sustainable eco-village that illustrates the synergy between government, community and business to stimulate job creation, youth development, occupational therapy, environmental education, arts and micro-enterprise development.

Presently tenants in the village - artists, woodworkers, music studios, photographers, teachers, the frail-care centre (Robin Trust) and school (Gaia Waldorf)- collectively provide employment for about 300 people. Approximately 500 people visit the estate daily. Horse riding and the local swimming pool are big attractions.

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pic: namib sands

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