Not certain about Minister’s decision on Philippi – City of Cape Town

Cape Argus
Tuesday 14 January 2014

THE CITY believes its revised decision to move the urban edge to allow for development of the Philippi Horticultural Area was correct, says Brett Herron, the acting mayoral committee member for economic, environmental and spatial planning.
Responding to a request for comment about two critical decisions announced yesterday by planning MEC Anton Bredell, Herron appeared to suggest that these decisions could be ultra vires (unlawful).

“At this stage there is legal and administrative uncertainty as to which sphere of government is the competent authority for decisions of this nature.
“Once the legal and administrative authority over which sphere of government is the competent authority is clarified, the city will review the matter.”

Asked for clarity, mayoral spokesman Solly Malatsi said that at least four significant court judgments had created “some uncertainty”.
“Further, there is a Constitutional Court judgment expected in February.

 

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