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Thursday, 21 January 2010 09:44
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The next public participation meeting about the Mooiplaats power line and substation will take place on 8 February at the Farm Inn, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Mooiplaats residents are waiting in suspense for a detailed response to their queries about the Mooiplaats power line and particularly a technical evaluation of the alternative location and routing suggestion.

Stephanie Webber from Seedcracker, the company doing the environmental impact study, sent the revised minutes of the 26 October public meeting to all affected parties on 14 December.

Wolf Snyckers, chairman of the Magalies-Bronberg Property-Owners Association (MBPA), responded to these documents by saying that he failed to understand the significance of the power line routing that Stephanie attached.

He said that he didn’t recollect that this particular routing was discussed at the October meeting and assumed it to be a subsequent, unexplained revised draft.

Wolf said that all the alternative routes discussed at the meeting or being developed in response to the comments received, will have to be shown with a full rationale for the particular layout, its advantages and disadvantages, technically and environmentally, plus its cost implications so that the community can form an informed opinion.

The next public participation meeting will allow affected parties to raise their views to ensure that the relevant environmental and socioeconomic concerns are addressed in the environmental impact assessment process.

If you wish to participate in the environmental impact assessment process, you can contribute comments on the proposed Mooiplaats power line and substation before 26 February.

Send your comments or direct your queries to Seedcracker Environmental Consulting’s Stephanie Webber at tel: 082-626-4117, fax: 086-518-4885 or send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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