Are we opposed to Retirement Complexes in Constantia?

The short answer is NO!

It may appear that we oppose retirement villages as a whole but this is not the case at all – every development must be considered in light of the future vision of the Constantia valley, informed by planning principles, cultural and natural heritage resources and at the same time recognizing the need for managed change in response to development pressures.

Any development has an impact on the areas surrounding it, and there are many considerations, namely Heritage, Visual, Traffic and so on.

There was a lot of interest in the proposed Mount Prospect Retirement Estate and there was a healthy public participation process. As things stand, both HWC and City Heritage agree with the CRRA that such a high density development adjacent to Groot Constantia is fundamentally inappropriate.

Our critical assessment of the proposed Schoenstatt retirement village resulted in modifications to the design which have now been approved.



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