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Public participation process on Bo-Kaap heritage zone draws to a close

If it gets approved, the City would first need to consider the potential impact a proposed development may have on the heritage of the historic area.

FILE: Bo-Kaap residents protesting against the gentrification of the area outside the Western Cape High Court. Picture: @bokaaprise/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The public participation process into the City of Cape Town's proposal for a heritage protection overlay zone in the Bo-Kaap closes on Friday.

If it gets approved, the City would first need to consider the potential impact a proposed development may have on the heritage of the historic area.

Residents have on occasion been protesting against the building of a high-rise development in their neighbourhood.

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association's Jacky Poking said: “We had the public hearings and it was heartening to hear our community speak at the public hearings organised by the City of Cape Town. We’ve had great support for it.”

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