But Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve are objecting to some houses in this development, saying they pose a danger to rare species, such as the golden mole, in the area.
The friends of the nature reserve turned to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, in a bid to force the City of Tshwane to allow them access to the building plans and related records regarding the housing development.
The City earlier refused to give them the building plans as it felt that they were not entitled to them. The applicants, however, said that they needed to study the plans as they felt some of the houses in the estate had been built without considering the environmental impact on the adjacent nature reserve.
The applicants claimed that the City acted outside its rights in terms of conserving the area when it gave the green light to the development of the estate in the first place.