Witberg Wind Energy Facility

NOTICE OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION AMENDMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

WITBERG WIND ENERGY FACILITY, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

(DEA Ref. No.: 12/12/20/1966/AM7)

Project Name: Witberg Wind Energy Facility

Applicant: Witberg Wind Power (Pty) Ltd

Amendment request: Witberg Wind Power (Pty) Ltd is requesting the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to amend the environmental authorisation (EA) received on the 13th of October 2011 (and the related turbine specification amendments detailed in the appeal decision dated 13th August 2013, Reference: LSA 105 439) as follows:
» The turbine specification (as specified on page 4 of the EA) is to change to:
• Rotor diameter: Range from 116m, to up to 136m;
• Hub height: Range from 92m, to up to 120m; and
• Wind turbine capacity: Range from 3MW, to up to 5MW.
» Amendment of Wind Farm layout;
» Change in contact details of the holder of the EA;
» Update of the EA and Consolidation of all Conditions of the Environmental Authorisation, Amendments and Appeal Decisions Conditions.

Project Location: The project site is located in the Central Karoo District Municipality and the Laingsburg Local Municipality on the following properties:
» Remainder of the Farm Jantjesfontein 164
» Remainder of the Farm Besten Weg 150
» Remainder of Portion 1 of the Farm Besten Weg 150
» Remainder of the Farm Tweedside 151
» Remainder of the Farm Elandskrag 269
» Portion 1 of the Farm Elandskrag 269

In terms of Condition 5 of the Environmental Authorisation and Regulation 31 of the EIA Regulations of December 2014, as amended, it is possible for an applicant to apply, in writing, to the competent authority for a change or deviation from the project description to be approved.

Revised Motivation Report available for public review and comment: Savannah Environmental has compiled a Revised Motivation Report in support of the Amendment Application. The Revised Motivation Report is available at the Laingsburg Public Library (Van Riebeeck Street, Laingsburg) for public review and comment between Wednesday, 20 March 2019 and Tuesday, 23 April 2019. The Revised Motivation Report can also be downloaded from our website.  The due date for written comment is Tuesday, 23 April 2019.

To obtain further information, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click publicprocess@savannahsa.com to access the document.

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