DRAFT REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF S30 & 31 OF THE NHRA
NAME REPRESENTING Antonia Malan HWC Council Penelope Meyer HWC Ntombi Nkoane Knysna Municipality Yvette Odendaal Bergrivier Municipality Lauren Buchanen Stellenbosch University Natie de Swardt SvdStel Foundation S.Cape Patty Price City Bowl RA Jayson Clarke Tulbagh Valley HF Hennie Taljaard Witzenberg Municipality Thesmè van Zyl Matzikama Municipality Helet Merkling De Waterkant KCA David Hart City of Cape Town Jane Brown Claremont Upper Residents Marc Turok Observatory CA Nodi Murphy Observatory CA Stuart Burnett Green Point RRA Jacqui Perrin Claremont RRA Yvonne Liebman Constantia CRA Ernest Ford Woodstock AAC Elize Joubert City of Cape Town Majiet Abduraman City of Cape Town David Adams De Waterkant CA Katie Smuts Stanford HC Carol Ann Podd Swellendam HA Phillip Bromley Swellendam HA Geraldine Goncalves Newlands Resident Jacqueline Poking Bo-Kaap Civic Osman Shaboodien Bo-Kaap Civic Penny Stekhoven Newlands Preservation Group Robert Thorp Constantia RRA
Charl de Villioers Greater Vredehoek HAG Barry Phillips Franschhoek H&R Harriet Clift City of Cape Town E & HM Clive James City of Cape Town E & HM Khanyiso Nkosinkulu City of Cape Town E & HM
The Chairperson of HWC Council welcomed all to the workshop and apologised for the late start which was due to the presenter of the workshop, Ms P Meyer, being delayed on Metrorail. She also expressed appreciation at the attendance of representatives from Local Authorities outside the Metropolitan area.
Ms P Meyer gave a power point presentation on the draft regulations.
Discussion followed, and amongst other things, it was noted:
The proposed establishment of Heritage Areas and promulgation of the Heritage Register was generally welcomed. It is no longer practical or effective to notify owners by registered post, as most letters are returned. Use of social media can also be explored. The NHRA uses the terminology “consult with the owner”. Some parties felt that the Regulations implied broad public participation as opposed to consultation with the owner. The City of Cape Town officials requested that there be more flexibility in the imposition of section 5(2), although there was disagreement from conservation bodies. The provision of an Appeal procedure was queried. It was recommended that the Regulations include a procedure where a property owner nominates or agrees with the placement of his or her property on the register. There needs to be a Nomination procedure for Grade III properties.
The workshop terminated at 12h30.