Brackenfell social development

Have your say on the social housing development planned for erf 9702, Brackenfell.

You are requested to provide input as objection or support of the development. Should you be unsure, please read the live comments or summary, below the form.  Closing date is 14 September 2018.

1028 active Cape Town citizens on this campaign, so far.

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No, I object to the development
The developement will decrease the value of properties around it. Further wìll it bring low cost housing and extra traffic on Kruis Road and adjacent streets which already cannot handle traffic in peak hours.
No, I object to the development
Traffic will become absolutely ridiculous in this area. So built up already.
No, I object to the development
Our area is already over populated. The infrastructure is already insufficient. Adding on to it will lead to disaster! Traffic for instance is already a nightmare and will only get worse.
No, I object to the development
Value of properties will fall. Infrastruture will be over stressed. Reason for developement can only be political.
No, I object to the development
The area is already overcrowded.
Traffic in the area already at capacity during peak times.
Old infrastructure with frequent sewage problems.
The "hope centre" will attract countless vagrants = increase in crime.
A social development will have a negative effect on the property values of the surrounding homes. whom citizens have worked very hard for to pay off and to maintain the good standard of the neighborhood.
Low cost housing means more unsavory people, more vagrants, more crime.
Potentially an eyesore in 10 years when it is dilapidated and spray-painted as happens to most of these projects.
Please maintain the open area as current.
We need open areas in our community, this is not the CBD!
Please don't over populate this area, its already overcrowded as is.
I do not support the development


Residents have until 14 September to make comments  or objections about the 250-flat social housing complex in Ruwari, planned to be completed in the next financial year. Rentals will range between R800 and R3600 per month. According to a presentation by section 21 social housing company Madulammoho, the estate will include a social assistance centre (Hope Centre), that will assist poor people in the Brackenfell area. The City of Cape Town is selling the 11 334m2 land to Madulammoho at a discounted price of R3.3m, which is an estimated 10% of the current market value.

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