The project entails the construction of a 30m Monopole Mast within the footprint size of a 12m x 6m area and a support container. The site is to accommodate three service providers.
In terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No 107 of 1998) and associated EIA Regulations published during 2014 (as amended 2017), an Environmental Authorisation should be obtained from the relevant decision making authority, prior to the commencement of certain listed activities that may result in potential negative impacts on the environment.
The activities applied for:
Activity listed under GN R324:
Activity 3: The development of masts or towers of any material or type used for telecommunication broadcasting or radio transmission purposes where the mast or tower — (a) is to be placed on a site not previously used for this purpose; and (b) will exceed 15 metres in height — d. KwaZulu-Natal xiii. Inside urban areas: (dd) Areas within 1 kilometre from terrestrial protected areas identified in terms of NEMPAA..
The proposed site is located at the Bayview Train Station on Portion 1939 of Erf 104 Chatsworth, next to the Higginson Highway (M1), just west of where 42nd Avenue crosses the highway. The train station is situated north of Bayview and south of Umhlatuzana. The Bayview Train Station is surrounded by high density residential developments with an open space area to the North and the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve situated to the east of the site.