Access Roads and Watercourse Crossings within the authorised Iziduli Emoyeni WEF
Project Name: Access roads and watercourse crossings within the authorised Iziduli Emoyeni Wind Energy Facility.
Applicant: Emoyeni Wind Farm Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd.
Proposed Activity: Emoyeni Wind Farm Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd intends to develop the authorised Iziduli Emoyeni Wind Energy Facility (previously referred to as Amakhala Emoyeni Phase 4) (DEA Ref: 12/12/20/1754/4). In support of the Iziduli Emoyeni Wind Energy Facility development, the following ancillary infrastructure will require environmental authorisation:
- Construction of new access roads and the widening of the existing on-site access roads (from 6m to 9m in width); and
- Widening and upgrading of four watercourse crossings.
Location: The proposed access roads and watercourse crossings are located within the authorised Iziduli Emoyeni Wind Energy Facility development footprint, located approximately 26km south of Bedford within the Blue Crane Route Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. The following properties will be affected:
- Remainder of Portion 1, Portion 2 (a Portion of Portion 1) and the Remainder of the Farm Brakke Fonteyn No 218;
- The Farm Vogel Fonteyn No 219; and
- Remainder of the Farm Brakfontein No 220.
Basic Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of NEMA, as read with the EIA Regulations 2014 of GNR326, a Basic Assessment process is required to be undertaken in support of an application for Environmental Authorisation for the proposed project. An application for Environmental Authorisation for the access roads and watercourse crossings will be lodged with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), as the competent authority. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental impact assessment and public participation process.
Basic Assessment Report available for Review: A Basic Assessment Report is available for review and comment. The report is available at the Bedford Public Library ((Cnr. of Van Riebeeck & Donkin Street)) from 11 January 2018 – 12 February 2018. The report is also available for download on www.savannahsa.com/projects. The due date for written comment is 12 February 2018.
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:
Gabriele Stein of Savannah Environmental
Post: P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157 , Johannesburg
Tel: 011 656 3237 | Fax: 086 684 0547
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