The City has entered the final stage in the process of commercialisation of the stadium and subdivision of areas of the Green Point Common.
The legal requirements triggered two processes for submission. The first, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required for the stadium precinct itself, and the second, an application in terms of the Land Use Planning Ordinance (LUPO) concerns the subdivision and rezoning of both the stadium and remaining areas of the Common.
Our main concerns with respect to rezoning are:
1. Permanent loss of public space on the Granger Bay Boulevard Site (GBB)
2. Lack of a business plan that explains or justifies the development of GBB either by private developer, by the City or by a Joint Venture partnership (and a misinterpretation of the Quantity Surveyor report outlining the cost of development and the yields)
3. Serious traffic impacts that will bring Main Road Green Point to capacity and over.
4. Loss of a legal protection of Erf 1056 that limits the maximum area of buildings to 5% of the land area.
5. Garish and possibly inappropriate advertising and light pollution through the sale of advertising space on the stadium walls