Information on Development

How big is the land to be developed?

520.23 Ha

What will the Crossways Farm Village development comprise?

The development will comprise a residential component consisting of residential units, a commercial component consisting of industries to serve the residential component and an agricultural component consisting of the current farming activities on the development.

What percentage of Crossways Farm Village will be built on, how much green and conservation area will be preserved, and how big will the remaining farm be?

Development area:
173.00 Ha (30.96% of the total site) – 21.26ha of communal open space and sports and recreational grounds

Conservation:
178.95 Ha (31.86% of the total site)

Dairy Farming/Agriculture:
167.38 Ha (29.80% of the total site) – 6.11ha of urban agriculture

What are the sizes of the residential stands?

All the sizes will be indicated in the pricelist.  They vary from approximately 220m² to in excess of 8500m².

How many phases will the residential component consist of?

The residential component will consist of 10 main phases. Phase 1 has been split into 127 units. The remaining residential phases will be opened for sale when the majority of the stands in the previous phase have been sold.

Are there any land claims that could influence the Development?

No

Who is developing the land? Do the developers have a track record?

The Development company Crossways Farm Village (CFV) is privately owned by a group of individual investors including Chris Mulder of Chris Mulder and Associates (“CMAI”), www.cmai.co.za.

The other shareholders are successful business people in their own right. Funding has been provided by the current shareholders

Who will be responsible for the future development of the Crossways Farm Village?

Crossways Farm Village (Proprietary) Limited (“CFV”), a property development company.

What other development projects have Chris Mulder and Associates been involved in?

The complete conceptualisation, master planning and detail design of Thesen Islands, Pezula Private Estates and Belvidere Estate. These projects stretched over a period of more than 20 years. All have been successfully developed, sold and today collectively represent some of the most successful economically and environmentally sustainable developments in South Africa

How does a purchaser acquire a stand on which to build his/her/their unit in the Crossways Farm Village?

The website provides the information required to acquire a stand. This process enables the purchasers to reserve a stand upon which his unit may be built, ahead of signing an agreement of sale for the stand.

Our onsite sales centre is open seven days a week. At the onsite sales centre, the project may be viewed, further information is made available and stands may be purchased.

Who are the owners of the bordering farm land?

The bordering farms to the West are owned by the Puttergill family who have been farming there for generations and are well known for their nationally acclaimed Holstein Stud.

Are there any outstanding approvals on the development?

All approvals are in place, namely:

  • Record of Decision
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Rezoning approval by Kouga Municipality
  • Service Agreement with Kouga Municipality
  • Dept. of Agricultural Approval
  • Surveyor General Approval for subdivision
  • Homeowners’ Association Constitution has been drawn up, as well as the code of conduct and Rules and Regulations
  • Architectural Codebook has been drawn up

Will a purchaser have access to the property to view the plot he/she is buying?

All the erven will be accessible via internal gravel roads. Access will only be allowed through the Sales Centre once you have registered to go on site.

Is there sufficient water for the development?

Yes.  Potable water will be supplied from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Summit pipeline.

Water for agriculture can be derived from legally allocated water rights out of the Van Stadens River. A new dam has been approved and built to retain additional water for the new land to be irrigated. A full water balance report has been drawn up by our agricultural engineers.

In addition, CFV has built a state of the art sewer treatment plant and all water flowing out of the plant will be further polished through a man made wetland where after it will be returned in the irrigation water cycle.

What about electricity supply?

Electricity will be supplied directly from ESKOM to the development.

Who is the professional team on this development?

The project is managed and coordinated by a management committee, comprising of Chris Mulder, Lester Day (chair) and Gerhard Esterhuyse, a shareholder and successful businessman. The current professional team is detailed on the professional team page of the website.

What is the status of the farm?

The current farm has been subdivided into two major components:

A development section, where all the housing, commercial and industrial sites will be developed.

A farming or agricultural section, set aside for exclusive farming operations (similar to a golf course on a golf estate), except in our case our fairways and greens consist of 120 Ha of organic pastures where our “club members”, consisting of almost 500 Stud Holstein cows, can eat chemical free grass 24 hours a day.

Our “club house” will be a state of the art milking parlour and our pathways (traditionally used for golf carts in a golf estate) will, in our case, be dedicated, designed pathways for the cows to walk to the milking parlour and back every day. These pathways will not conflict with normal roads in the development.