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Objections to NMMU Taxi Rank Proposal

JANUARY 14, 2015
Objections to NMMU Taxi Rank Proposal

 A number of objections have been submitted to an application by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) for a rezoning that will pave the way for a taxi rank.

A report to the Human Settlements Committee, which meets next week, says that the intention is for the rank to be built as a one-way operation with an entrance on Gomery and exit on University Way.

The report states that the rank will provide 35 loading bays in six destination lanes.

In its response to the objections, the University states that the intersection of University Way and Gomery “is an ideal position for the facility, given that it is the intersection point of two prominent and highly mobile urban collector routes.

“The site is furthermore located adjacent to the North Campus at the entrance to the South Campus and on the periphery of the residential area of Summerstrand.”

NMMU states that the facility will provide a service to students and the general public alike, given that all commuters may use the public transport facility.

“Summerstrand residents, domestic employees and students should all benefit by easily accessing the transport hub.”

Summarising the objections, Human Settlements says they included the contention that the proposed development would “lead to the devaluation of all immovable properties in the Summerstrand area,” and “endanger the lives of residents”. - MetroMinutes



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