OBJECTION TO REZONING OF ERF 5553 EXT5 LENASIA (25 GOUD CRES.) FROM RESIDENTIAL 1 TO RES 3

OBJECTION TO REZONING OF ERF 5553 EXT5 LENASIA (25 GOUD CRES.) FROM RESIDENTIAL 1 TO RES 3

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OBJECTION TO REZONING OF  ERF 5553 EXT 5, LENAISA (25 GOUD CRESCENT) FROM RESIDENTIAL 1 TO RESIDENTIAL 3

As the neighbors and near neighbors of 25 Goud Crescent, Ext 5 Lenasia we object to rezoning of the property to residential 3 making allowance for 4 dwellings units (2 flats per dwelling).

Complaints and Objections:

This rezoning will be detrimental to the whole area of Ext.5 Lenasia but especially the near neighbors surrounding the development. This drastic change will have both short and long term consequences.

1. Short Term

Whilst the contractor and his team is on-site we as the near neighbors will have an increased security risk to our families, pets, properties and possessions. It is a well-accepted fact that theft and burglaries increase when construction work is in progress. These acts of crime are very often accompanied by severe acts of violence against the residents of the property burgled.

Where we would normally be secured by a neighbor's security measures and presence, this security is lost as contractors generally do not make allowance for increased security expenses, such as patrolling guards and / or intrusion detection systems on the building site. This then creates an avenue of access to the neighboring properties.

2. Long Term

2.1. Existing Multiple dwellings in our suburb 

23 Goud (the neighboring property by the same owner as 25 Goud) has already been approved to be rezoned to Zone 3 for 4 dwellings (2 flats per dwelling). In the area we have 3 additional single dwellings which have illegal apartments of approximately 6 on each dwelling.

2.2. Property Values
High density housing will negatively impact on the values of neighboring properties and as a whole de-value the properties of the surrounding area.

Building plans have been shared with the community but as this is a aprox. 1000 m2 property having 4 dwellings (2 flats per dwelling) on the property will mean a sever increase in noise pollution to the direct neighbors and add to the devaluation of the neighbors properties. Depending on the final finishes the development can also have a negative visual impact to surrounding properties.

2.3. Traffic Issues
Goud / Argon street is one of the main feeding arteries to Rose Avenue and is carrying very high traffic volumes. Already trying to cross the street during peak traffic times are very difficult and as neighbors we can attest to very often severe speeding of vehicles on Goud/Argon/Helium/Rose streets. Adding 4 dwellings (2 flats per dwelling) will increase the number of vehicles vying for the same space by 16 to 20 vehicles.

This proposed development is close to the corner of Goud/Argon/Rose streets. This intersection is a ‘blind’ corner and as a primary school is operational which poses a great danger to the children. Increasing the traffic volumes, and the number of still standing vehicles as they wait to access their property, severely increases the risk of an accident happening.

2.4. Goud currently has a Mosque (Prayer facility) which already brings in traffic a prayer times.

2.5. Infrastructure Load 

Lenasia already has an influx of illegal settlements hence the struggling infrastructure. 
Adding 4 dwelling (2 flats per dwelling) will increase the load on an already old and struggling infrastructure network. We are already experiencing frequent power outages in the area. We also have constant notices of water outages as the existing infrastructure is failing and require constant maintenance. We use approximately 150 -180 litres of water per person per day. Assuming 4 people per residence this adds 144 000 to 172 800 litres extra needed per month. This same amount of water then needs to be treated by the local waste water treatment facility increasing the load on very often undersized facilities.

2.6. Rain Water and Storm Damage
The natural ground level of the erf in question is such that storm water run-off is in the direction of the neighboring properties on Goud. Building 4 dwellings (2 flats per dwelling) on this property will result in very little green areas remaining. With most of the storm water deposited onto roofs or paving, the properties on Goud will now have to contend with a massive increase in flood water.

Generally speaking, new properties in Lenasia are  built on property sizes of 500 – 800 m2 erf sizes. Building the proposed 4 dwellings (2 flats per dwelling) on Goud crescent. will result in approx. 240 m2 per dwelling. This high density development will not only negatively impact on the property values of the direct neighbours but also have a negative impact on the society and environment as described above.

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