Low cost housing popping up everywhere


I saw your story on low-cost housing and there are similar situations I know of in Reiger Park, Parkdene, Sunward Park (Leeuwpoort South) and Van Dyk Park and these are just the areas I know about.

Parkrand was recently withdrawn due to undermining in the area.

Sunward Park and Reiger Park are in the draft EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) phase. The final EIA for Van Dyk Park went through the end of last year, but with so few people in Van Dyk Park being aware of it. Most residents, the ones who will be affected, are not aware of the developments.

Not enough public participation has taken place. It would appear the same is happening in Alberton.

Low-cost housing seems to be coming up all over the East Rand and questions are being asked regarding it.

Why now and why these areas around the Airport where that Aerotropolis is planned? Not to mention that all these areas happen to be predominantly opposition voters so if they develop low-cost housing in these areas, what will happen?

We want to invite the people of Alberton to join our group and together we can work together on our mutual problem.

Our website link is below which contains all the reports we have obtained to date regarding the developments in Boksburg as well as our petition.

Sunward-nature.co.za (go to downloads to view the reports).

Yvette Prins

The RECORD contacted the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for comment, but they failed to do so by the time of going to print.

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