Agricultural Development and Associated Infrastructure

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE, SOUTHWEST OF LUCKHOFF AND KOFFIESFONTEIN, FREE STATE PROVINCE

Applicant:  JN Venter Beleggings Trust

Proposed Activity:  The development of an agricultural development and associated infrastructure on a site located Southwest of Luckhoff and Koffiefontein in the Free State Province. The development will take place on a site of approximately 2690ha in extent across 10 interlinked properties within the Letsemeng Local Municipality of the Xhariep District Municipality. Infrastructure associated with the agricultural development will include the following:

  • Centre Pivot Areas (Cultivation and Irrigation System)
  • Two Underground PVC fiberglass X 1.4m on 5.93km pipeline route;
  • Pipeline network to various center pivot areas
  • Two dams with three alternatives sites (capacity and characteristics not yet confirmed);
  • 1 Pump station covering total surface area of 549m2;
  • A 9ha Solar PV With 4 alternatives and a 5MW overhead power line of 6.9km in length;
  • A Battery Energy Storage System Covering Surface Area pf 0.36ha.

Project Location:  Project Location: The proposed development area consists of ten (10) affected properties, which include:

1.      Portion 3 of Farm Dieodraai 754 6. Farm Lemoen- spruit 667
2.      Farm Excelsior 800 7. Farm Scheiding 1252
3.      Farm Weltevreden 755 8. Portion 5 of Farm Naauwpoort 417
4.      Farm OU Ronderfontein 1251 9. Farm Vinger Kraal 368
5.      Portion 1 of Farm Grootpoorte 168 10. RE of Farm Grootpoorte 168

Application for Environmental Authorisation: 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, a Scoping & Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) process is required for the proposed Agricultural development. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required S&EIA, and public participation processes for this Project.

Scoping Report Available for Review & Comment: The Scoping Report for the project is available for download, review, and comment on the Savannah Environmental website (https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/other/). The 30-day review & comment period of the Scoping Report is from Friday, 03 June 2022 until Monday, 04 July 2022. The final day to submit a comment is Monday, 04 July 2022.

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Nondumiso Bulunga of Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com
Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click on the “Register Interest” button to obtain the Registration Code to access the project’s documents under the “View Download Page.”

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