Concrete jungle in ParadiseMajor development planned for Plettenberg Bay
Development and Conservation
A new development in Plettenberg Bay proposes almost five hundred residental units, a five star hotel and a yacht club, changing the face of this quaint town forever into a modern day waterfront. Plett residents are outraged by the proposed development and there are concerns about the accessibility of the beach after construction, service supply and the impact on the Piesangs River estuary. However, in an area with a struggling economy, the development could provide much needed jobs. A controversial argument, that has had resulted in public debate. The question is what impact will this development really have and should it really go ahead?