The Emmarentia Residents’ Association (ERA) represents residents of our beautiful suburb.
Our built and natural environment and our architectural and social heritages are important elements of what makes the Emmarentia suburb desirable and amenable to us all, and are worth protecting and enhancing through judicious development. ERA strives to act in a way that is positive, transparent, and equitable and results in the sustainable development of our suburb.
ERA therefore has a role to play in ensuring this for all residents. As part of our brief we provide residents with information on building alterations, town planning requirements and heritage applications as well as act on behalf of the forefathers of our suburb – the Louw Geldenhuys Trust (LGT). The LGT has an integral role to play in ensuring that building plans, land use changes and heritage aspects comply with the conditions in a property’s title deeds. ERA, on behalf of the LGT, must therefore scrutinise every single building plan for house alterations in the suburb prior to building plan approval by the City Council – all of which must be done before anyone begins building on their site. This document provides guidance on how to submit building plans to ERA.