By Correspondent

Properties, at various levels of development in Cowdray Park will be demolished as Council moves to build a storm water drain.

Of the 17 properties which are set to be relocated two have already been reallocated new stands.

With 429 houses and 88 stands, Cowdray Park also has the highest number which are facing displacement due to being sited on wetlands.

Council intends to construct a 2022 proposed storm water drain that will help alleviate flooding in the area.

According to Full Council minutes the action will avert constant flooding in the area.

City Director of Engineering Services, Engineer Sikhumbuzo Ncube confirmed the decision.

“The Council of 1st of June 2022 resolved that Beneficiaries of stand numbers 18666, 18667, 18668, 18712, 18853, 18852, 20143, 20144, 20145, 20113 20074, 20060, 20061, 20062, 20063, 19837 and 19807 to be relocated.

“(This will) allow for the construction of the proposed stormwater drainage that would help alleviate flooding in the area,” he said.

According to Council, an inter-departmental committee is carrying out the assessment.

It comprises of Engineering, Housing and Town Planning departments.

The Council Committee will submit its findings at the next Environmental Committee meeting.

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