MIDVAAL - Midvaal residents are once again warned against purchasing illegal stands and houses in a private housing development on Plot 116 in Elandsfontein. In a media statement issued by the Midvaal Local Municipality, the municipality reiterated that the developer intends to sell the houses to Midvaal residents, but the development is illegal. MLM further explains the illegality of the development due to the property being zoned as a “rural residential” area, no Land Use applications, and no Building Plan applications have been submitted to the municipality. Residents who have already purchased stands or houses from the illegal development are urged to open criminal cases at the nearest Police Stations against the developer. MLM also said it has issued a Non-Compliance Notice to the developer to cease all activities on site.