hi Peter, just want to know whether you ever located a Hogsback erven map. On Saturday I was going through some of my old papers, and found a map that was done about 25 years ago by Rob Bellad-Ellis. Unsure whether there are any updates. regards, Tobie
Hi Tobias, I don't believe that there is a digitised version of the town plan - Tshani Consulting in EL did the planning for a carved up HBack in about 1995, but there's also a surveying company in King Williams Town (Haines palmer Reabow as above) who have most of thre amatolas covered and could well have a survey of the HB. Also you'd expect the 'chamber of commerce' or whatever they're called in HB to have more accurate records of titles, servitudes etc, and there's a board up for an EIA on Summerton land that might lead to a plan of some sort. The problem obviously reverts back to the existence, or not, of local authority data - where the roads and services, boundaries etc lie, and I suspect that even if there were to be a consultant-generated 'accurate' GIS-tabled set of data/plans, any attempt to utilise this in proposing new development of any sort to the local authority would be futile. My advice to anyone wanting to build in Hogsback would be to look at the nature of the village, try not to stuff it up in their new design, keep the work simple as their aren't skilled contractors out there, send three copies of the porposed work to Forrt Beaufort via a courier (require confirmation of receipt), wait six weeks and start building - yo're likely to never see or hear from a building inspector, so as long as your neighbours are happy, you're ok. I don't know if this helps anyone...