THE RECTIFICATION OF UNLAWFUL COMMENCEMENT OF LISTED ACTIVITIES IN RESPECT OF AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION ON THE REMAINDER OF PORTION 1 OF THE FARM OSPLAATS NO. 134 IN DE DOORNS, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE: NOTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINAL S24G EIA REPORT
DEA&DP Ref No:14/2/1/2/B2/3/0015/16
Mr Stephaan Jordaan (t/a Stephaan Jordaan Boerdery, a sole proprietor) conducts farming operations on the Remainder of Portion 1 of the Farm Osplaats No. 134, De Doorns, located approximately 3.5km northeast of De Doorns town centre.
Between 2011 and 2013, Mr Jordaan cleared approximately 7 ha of virgin land to expand existing agricultural land for table grape cultivation without environmental authorisation. Mr Jordaan intends to rectify the unlawfully cleared vegetation and proposed to continue the agricultural expansion on the applicable property. As such, a further three areas on the Remainder of the Farm Osplaats No. 134 are proposed for agricultural expansion. Area 1 is approximately 2.3 ha, Area 2 is approximately 3.7 ha and Area 3 is approximately 3.7 ha.
As a result of the unlawful commencement of the aforementioned activities, an Application for Rectification of Unlawful Commencement of Listed Activities, has been initiated in terms of Section 24G of the NEMA.
Holland and Associates Environmental Consultants have been appointed by Mr Jordaan to assist in fulfilling the legally required environmental process for the proposed project. Following the comment period for the Draft S24G EIA Report which ended 12 December 2016, the Final S24G EIA Report has been made available to the public for a 21 day comment period, and is downloadable via the link below.
Should you have any comments, issues or concerns regarding the proposed project or the findings of the Draft S24G EIA Report or simply want to register as an I&AP, please provide your comments in writing to Ross Holland by email, fax or post, on or before 5 June 2017. Comments are to be submitted in writing via post, e-mail or fax to Mr Ross Holland of Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants (Fax: 086 653 1765, email: email@example.com post: PO Box 31108, Tokai, 7966).