Sustainable Development Projects cc BID July 08 Nonoti Housing Development
NONOTI HOUSING UPGRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
BACKGROUND INFORMATION DOCUMENT
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ASSESSMENT PROCESS
THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE IN ZULU
An Environmental Impact Assessment Process (EIA) has commenced in terms of R
387 of the National Environmental Management Act (1998) relating to the proposed
upgrade and development of residential homesteads covering and area of 470ha of
land presently utilised for agriculture and informal and semi formal residential
purposes. The site lies to the south and adjacent to the Nonoti estuary
The application for authorisation requires at a preliminary level, the undertaking of an
environmental scoping process, which entails rudimentary review of the site and
encapsulation of information into an environmental scoping report (ESR to be
compiled in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No.
107 of 1998).
This document highlights pertinent information for all Interested and Affected Parties
(I&APs) associated with the assessment and provides further information on technical
issues related to the project. Following acceptance of the scoping documentation and
plan of study for the EIA process, an environmental impact report will be compiled
detailing impact investigations with recommendations on mitigation and design as
well as possible “fatal flaws”.
Further to the above, the KwaDukuza Municipality requires environmental
information in order to consider the proposed development and to provide further
management input. Other relevant authorities and legislation relate to water issues
(Department of Water Affairs and Forestry), coastal management issues (Marine and
Coastal Management) and bio diversity conservation (EKZN Wildlife).
Application is made under R387 of the National Environmental Management Act for
the following activities;
Any development activity, including associa