Disputed Wild Coast toll road to go ahead

Posted On Friday, 05 December 2003 02:00 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
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The environment and tourism department has approved the proposed N2 Wild Coast toll road project

Road InfrastructureThe environment and tourism department has approved the proposed N2 Wild Coast toll road project, subject to conditions listed in a record of decision, the National Roads Agency announced yesterday.

The issuing of the record is likely to revive divisions surrounding the construction of the road in the area, as there are parties that feel the route is needed for economic development, while others feel the route will disturb the natural beauty of the area.

The first toll road proposal was scrapped in 1997 after it was found that it was planned to run through property where there were unresolved land claims.

The department's directorgeneral, Crispian Olver, said there was a need to strike a balance between development and environmental protection.

Olver said the effect of the road on the environment and the conditions attached to the decision were "acceptable".

Appeals against the decision can be lodged with the minister within 30 days from the date of the authorisation.

The plan is to call on the private sector to finance, build and manage the road for 30 years.

The proposed road will run between Gonubie, near East London, and Isipingo, south of Durban, and extends over a total distance of 550km.

The department said the aim was to provide a better and shorter national route.

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 14:24

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