Retirement village faces fat fine because it never toad the line

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Retirement village faces fat fine because it never toad the line

The latest planning row involves Evergreen's failure to meet a six-month deadline to rehabilitate a wetland

Cape Town bureau chief

The “evergreen lifestyle” at one of a group of retirement villages involves repeated planning contraventions and lies, according to the City of Cape Town.

Evergreen retirement village in Bergvliet, in the city’s southern suburbs, should be fined R10,000 for its latest infraction, according to a report to the June 18 municipal planning tribunal.

Planning Partners, the consultancy that handles the village’s compliance issues, pleaded for a waiver of the fine, but planning official Yola Jafta told councillors in a report: “The conduct of the owner/developer cannot be condoned...

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