The City of Cape Town has asked for your comment on an application to re-zone approximately 22 hectares of Stellenbosch Farm in Somerset West to accommodate a multi-level Casino and parking garage, and a 120 room Hotel.

You are encouraged to object or support the application by providing comment below. Should you be at a loss for words, read the live comments, a summary or official documents below the form. Feel free to copy and paste into the message area provided.   Closing date is midnight 6 August 2018.

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Yes, I support the development.
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Yes, I support the development.
Jobs are the most important aspect of this development, give the young people the opportunities that goes along with the casino industry.
No, I object to the development.
I strongly object to the casino development.
It is in close proximity to a school.
It is close to residential areas where it will adversely affect these residents providing citizens that can least afford it, the temptation of gambling to the detriment of their families.
This is immoral in a civilised society.
Also, it will cause more traffic problems than there are already in this area.
No, I object to the development.
We must protect our heritage and the look of our open spaces with environmental impact. People on the street dont always benefit from these developments but always have to endure the negative impact it brings. Increased traffic and congestion are some of these!
Yes, I support the development.
Create work for the unemployed, also there is only casino in the Western Cape
Yes, I support the development.
Will bring much needen employment to the basin
Yes, I support the development.
We do have a casino, Grandwest, build on cape showgrounds. It looks good and like a park. I am greatfulfor it,for its well maintained grounds, gardens etc. I do not really gamble and it does not bother me. I do go and see shows. If it was not there it could have been a squatter camp on our doorstep. I have no objection for another.
Yes, I support the development.
It will create employment and other opportunities.
No, I object to the development.
Somerset West is becoming so built up and over populated. There is no need for a casino which has a negative influence on so many lives. The traffic is already a huge problem in that area and I really believe that areas that are so built up, should have open areas rather than parking lots, hotels and casinos.
No, I object to the development.
I object. We have enough traffic, developments and people here as it is. You're going to overcrowd the place.


Application number: 70409828

Applicant/Owner’s details: Messrs Headland Planners Pty Ltd I Southern Sun Hotel Interests Pty Ltd

Erf number or erven numbers: Portion 29 of Stell en bosch Farm No 794, Cnr/o R 102and N2, Somerset West

Purpose of the application:

(a) The rezoning from Open Space Zone 3 to Subdivisional Area Overlay Zone, with underlying rights for General Business 3 Zone, Utility Zone and Open Space Zone 3;

(b) The subdivision of the property into 5 portions,

Portion 1, zoned General Business Zone 3 (approximately 7,6713 ha in extent), for the development of a casino and multiple level parking garage,

Portion 2, zoned General Business Zone 3 (approximately 1,2192 ha in extent), for the development of a 120 room hotel,

Portion 3, zoned Open Space Zone 3 (approximately 12,3076 ha in extent),

Portion 4, zoned Utility Zone (approximately 0,028 ha in extent) and

Portion 5, zoned Open Space Zone 3 (approximately 1,2507 ha in extent);

(c) The permanent departure to permit a combined entrance and exit carriageway crossing of 15,4 m, in lieu of the required 8 m maximum width;

(d) The permanent departure to enable the ground floor of buildings on portions 1 and 2 of the subdivision, to be raised more than 1,5 m above existing ground level, i.e. between 1 ,87 m and 2,623 m, in lieu of the required 1,5 m.



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