A report a cultural heritage impact assessment for the Esselenpark Residential Development, close to Kempton Park, Gauteng Province
Archaetnos cc was requested by Leonie Marais-Botes Heritage Practitioner to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the Esselenpark residential development. This is adjacent to Birchleigh North, close to Kempton Park in the Ekurhuleni Metro, Gauteng Province.
A survey of the available literature was undertaken in order to obtain background information regarding the proposed project area and the surrounding environment. This was followed by the field survey which was conducted according to generally accepted HIA practices.
No sites were identified during the survey. Therefore the report is seen as ample mitigation and the proposed development may continue.
It should be noted however that the subterranean presence of archaeological and/or historical sites, features or artefacts is always a possibility. As such, care should be taken during any work in the entire area, that if any historical sites, features or artefacts are discovered, a qualified archaeologist should be commissioned to investigate.
It is also important to take cognisance of the applicant’s responsibility to submit this report via the SAHRIS System on the South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA) website. No work on site may commence before receiving the necessary comments from the SAHRA.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Accredited member of SASCH