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Conservancy builds a greener future- 22 October 2013

Conservancy builds a greener future- 22 October 2013

BLUE HILLS – Environmental sustainability used to follow development but now it must lead development, said development consultant and town

Development consultant and town planner Andrew Barker helps residents of the Greater Kyalami Conservancy to plan sustainable development in the future.

Development consultant and town planner Andrew Barker helps residents of the Greater Kyalami Conservancy to plan sustainable development in the future.

planner Andrew Barker.

The Greater Kyalami Conservancy is aware that encroaching development is inevitable in the Fourways and Kyalami area and is desperately needed for Diepsloot. This is prompting the conservancy’s committee and relevant parties to take to the drawing board to plan sustainable development.

The conservancy wants to give input to a regional submission for the development planning framework for the area.

Chairperson of the conservancy Kristin Kallesen said the objective was to develop an understanding between developers, residents, the conservancy, businesses and city council to see what the intentions for development are and to implement proper planning. The conservancy and Noweto Business Chamber has already started these discussions but Barker and Kallesen want input from all members in the area.

The conservancy held a Northern Areas Development Scoping Workshop at Sunset Boma in Blue Hills which saw interested parties from Kyalami, Glenferness, Sun Valley, Crowthorne, Treesbank, Beaulieu, Bridle Park, Diepsloot, Chartwell and Dainfern in attendance.

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