n IMIESA - Cosmo City - an environmental challenge : insight

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... Cosmo City was steeped in controversy from the outset when it was first mooted in 2001. Residents in the area were up in arms. It would be a disaster for the unique environment of the area, conservationists said. But Cosmo City may yet prove to be a hugely successful development, confounding the original criticism. Granted, conservationists had a strong case indeed. One of the key controversies centred around the environmental sensitivity of the area. The 1150-hectare farm is bisected by the Sandspruit River, as well as a pristine spruit springing on the land. An intensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was ..

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