- Dec 24, 2014
Durban - BISLEY residents in Pietermaritzburg are up in arms over plans by the Msunduzi Municipality to build more than a hundreds homes for military veterans in the area.
The community said that they were not officially informed or consulted about the development by the municipality.
They said they had since found out that it would comprise 103 housing units.
Nicholas Arokiam, chairperson of the Bisley Residents and Ratepayers Association, said they were shocked to learn via notices that a development was going up in the area.
“We saw a notice stating that community members who would like to object to the project should come forward, even the environmental impact assessment has been done,” he said
He said the municipality had not given any commitment that its infrastructure, water and electricity, already under strain and plagued by outages, would be upgraded to accommodate the development.