‘Princess Vlei development irregular’

A construction site. Picture: Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - The Princess Vlei Forum on Friday said it has found evidence of alleged irregularities in the development bid for the site of a shopping centre.

The Western Cape provincial government is examining whether the construction at Vlei is viable. 

This after residents complained that due process was not followed.

The company that conducted the environmental impact study was liquidated in 2005.

Since then, the proposed development company has been listed as one of the liquidated company’s creditors, the forum said. 

Activists opposed to the development say that link is sufficient reason for authorities to delay the project. 

They want the wetland site preserved and given heritage status. 

Activists expressed a desire to work with both the City of Cape Town and local environmental authorities to upgrade the space, but emphasised they will not support a commercial development. 

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)