MEC approves Wescape mini city

MEC Anton Bredell rejected plans to develop farmland but approved Wescape mini-city plans.

MEC Anton Bredell rejected plans to develop farmland but approved Wescape mini-city plans.

CAPE TOWN - Two big property development decisions have been taken by the Western Cape government.

Provincial Planning MEC Anton Bredell has approved an application that allows for the possible development of the Wescape mini city on the West Coast, but he has given the thumbs down for plans to develop farmland in the Philippi area.

Both are controversial projects, but many will be happy to know the Western Cape government won't allow any development at Cape Town's so called bread basket in the Philippi horticultural area.

Bredell has however, approved an application by city officials to change the urban edge, paving the way for the development of the Wescape mini city.

The R140 billion concept includes the building of 200,000 homes over a 20 year period.

The MEC's decision doesn't give developers the immediate go-ahead, as they still need several other legal authorisations.