Jacky Poking, the secretary for the Bo-Kaap civic and ratepayers’ association, on Tuesday said the City had already concluded a public participation process into the proposed Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ).
City officials had first called for public input into the HPOZ in late December 2015. Since then there has been no progress with the document that outlines how Bo-Kaap’s heritage could legally be protected by the City.
Plato said: “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.”