Eastern Cape Cluster of Renewable Energy Facilities

WIND GARDEN WIND FARM AND FRONTEER WIND FARM, EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Project Names:  Wind Garden Wind Farm and Fronteer Wind Farm, Eastern Cape Province

Applicant:  Wind Garden (Pty) Ltd and Fronteer (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activities: The development of the Wind Garden Wind Farm with a contracted capacity of up to 264MW which will include up to 47 wind turbine and the Fronteer Wind Farm with a contracted capacity of up to 213MW which will include up to 38 wind turbines.  Associated infrastructure for each wind farm includes on-site switching station, collector substation, a 132kV power line (twin turn dual circuit), access roads (gravel in nature), concrete foundations and hardstands, laydown area, cabling to be laid underground where practical, temporary concrete batching plant, temporary staff accommodation, and operation and maintenance buildings.

Location:  Located between Somerset East and Makhanda, ~18km north-west of Makhanda, within the Makana Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province, and within the Cookhouse Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ).  The affected properties include:

Wind Garden Wind Farm Fronteer Wind Farm
Remaining Extent of Farm Brackkloof No 183 Remainder of Farm Table Hill Farm No 187
Portion 5 of Farm Hilton No 182 Portion 2 of Table Hill Farm No 187
Portion 8 of Farm Hilton No 182 Portion 3 of the Farm Table Hill Farm No 187
Portion 4 of Farm Vandermerweskraal No 132 Remainder of the Farm Hounslow No 131
Portion 1 of Farm Thursford No183 Portion 1 of Farm Draai Farm No 184
Portion 1 of Farm No 132
Portion 1 of Farm Burnt Kraal No 189
Portion 1 of Farm Table Hill No 187

Basic Assessment Process:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, Environmental Authorisation is required for the projects.  As the project sites are located within a REDZ, Basic Assessment (BA) processes are required to be undertaken in accordance with GNR114 (February 2018).  Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental assessments and a combined public participation process.

Notification of Revised Basic Assessment Reports for public review and comment: The BA Reports for these two (2) projects have been revised to include additional information in response to comments received on the initial reports.  The Revised Basic Assessment (BA) Reports for both these applications are available for review and comment from Monday, 21 June 2021 until Wednesday, 21 July 2021. The due date for written comments is Wednesday, 21 July 2021.  Please see contact details below for submission of written comments.

Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Mobile: 060 978 8396

Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547

Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

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