The Shongweni Farmers Market has become a major drawcard on the Highway calender, growing steadily in size and popularity. Now, it seems, there could be much more planned for the site.
Here follows a letter from Lilian Develing, chair of the Confederation of Mistbelt Ratepayers and Residents Associations, AKA Conomirra.
Attached is a copy of an advertisement that appeared in The Mercury on 14 October 2011. It is for a relaxation of controls and a rezoning from Agriculture to Mixed Use 1.
What the ad does not advertise is the intention to build a 29 000 square metre shopping centre and a 6 000 square metre office accommodation on the site. 29 000 is the original size of the Pavilion.
Traffic, sewage removal, the availability of water and waste water attenuation are all matters of concern.
Because of the obscurity of the advertisement it was not picked up until this week.
Objections must be in by close of business on 14 November 2011. The documents are available for inspection at the Delamore Road Offices between 7.30am and 12.30am Monday to Friday.