Following protests from disgruntled residents over construction in the Cape’s Bo-Kaap, CT Mayor Dan Plato put forward a proposal for the declaration of the area as a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ).
Below are some of Dan Plato’s quotes on the matter.
“It is clear that the majority of this administration has always wanted to honor and protect the Bo-Kaap. With a new leadership in place, we will ensure that there are no further unnecessary delays.” – Dan Plato, TimesLive, 4 December 2018
“The Bo-Kaap is one of our most iconic areas with its rich history and unique architecture.” – Dan Plato, News24, 4 December 2018
“Many Bo-Kaap families have been living there for generations and have contributed significantly to our cultural heritage.” – Dan Plato, News24, 4 December 2018
“The city recognizes that this heritage should be protected. It is regrettable that this matter has been delayed for so long since councilor Dave Bryant first proposed a heritage protection overlay zone for the Bo-Kaap in 2013.” – Dan Plato, TimesLive, 4 December 2018
“Due to the period of time that has passed, officials from the city’s heritage management department have advised that a new round of public participation will need to take place. We want to ensure that we follow due process and that we do not cut corners in dealing with this very serious matter.” – Dan Plato, TimesLive, 4 December 2018
“The zone requires the city to consider… the impact on heritage significance where alternations, consolidations, demolitions or new developments are proposed on properties that fall within the zone.” – Dan Plato, TimesLive, 4 December 2018
“A Heritage Protection Overlay Zone therefore ensures that where there is development it is sensitive to the area’s architecture, community, and history.” – Dan Plato, TimesLive, 4 December 2018