Kloof Road demolition approved

Erf 353, 6 Kloof Road in Sea Point, can be demolished but the building that will replace it has to be aligned with the urban qualities of its location.

The house in Kloof Road will be demolished.

This is according to a notice from the Heritage Western Cape (HWC) Appeals Committee, dated December 21.

The Atlantic Sun reported on the matter last year (“Demolition of Sea Point house opposed”, (November 11, 2021).

The Simon van der Stel Foundation and the Sea Point Fresnaye Bantry Bay (SFB) Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association opposed this demolition, citing the heritage significance of the house. However, the Built Environment and Landscape Committee (BELCom) says it did not warrant retention.

“It is recommended that the appeals committee resolve to overturn the decision of BELCom to approve the demolition of 6 Kloof Road without conditions, and to make the demolition subject to a condition that the replacement building be informed by the strong sense of place and civic and urban qualities of the street block and its component buildings,” said the notice from HWC.

The demolition permit will only be issued once final plans are approved and this decision is subject to an appeal period of 21 working days.

Heritage consultant, Sarah Winter, in association with Mike Scurr of Rennie Scurr Adendorff, submitted an 11-page statement regarding the potential building and the HWC imposed their recommendations regarding the height, building form, urban design and street interface of the structure to be built on this property.