In April this year, the Bungalow Owners’ Association and Others filed an application in the Western Cape High Court, asking the court to review and set aside the City of Cape Town’s decision to sell and lease the city-owned land between the Clifton bungalows and Camps Bay. The application is against a R1.5bn proposed development at Maiden’s Cove.
City of Cape Town’s Clifton Precinct Development Plan which has been met with outrage by affected parties.
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Since then, the city has opposed the review application. On Friday, 12 October, however, the city announced that having considered the concerns raised by residents, non-profit organisations, and others, it has decided against opposing the review application.
The proposed development of the area includes plans for 52 residential homes, a boutique hotel, retail and restaurant spaces, and a parking garage for 700 vehicles.
Writing in the Daily Maverick, former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs says that the Constitution and law places “insurmountable barriers to the realisation of the council’s project” as the council is legally obliged to preserve the area as a public trust.