Chap­man’s Peak must be saved from toll plaza eye­sore

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

THE GREATER Cape Town Civic Al­liance salutes the Hout Bay Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion for its stance in op­pos­ing the build­ing of the toll plaza and of­fice block on Chap­man’s Peak.

It’s amaz­ing how politi­cians who threat­ened all kinds of wrath on the de­vel­op­ers in elec­tion cam­paigns now ar­ro­gantly pro­claim that the spoil­ing of one of our coun­try’s most beau­ti­ful land­scapes will “go ahead”.

Per­haps Week­end Ar­gus could pub­lish the ar­chi­tect’s im­pres­sion of how this thing will look so that the peo­ple of Cape Town can get an idea of ex­actly what it is that they will be sup­port­ing by their si­lence.

We should also know how much of our lo­cal taxes will be used.

I hope their taxi friends won’t be sent to “get” me, but I can’t help be­ing ex­tremely frus­trated at the at­ti­tude of our provin­cial govern­ment.

We need to save Chap­pies in all its beauty. What is next? Per­haps our “de­vel­op­ment at all cost” govern­ment will turn its at­ten­tion to Ta­ble Moun­tain soon. Capeto­ni­ans must be in­formed about the im­pact of this project.

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