Royal Ascot is a sought after residential and commercial development situated on the Atlantic coastline, in the suburb of Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa. The suburb consists of 20 gated residential precincts, and six commercial precincts.
The residential precincts total nearly 2,000 units, including free-standing homes, sectional title semi’s and apartments. An estimated 5,000 people live here. Royal Ascots proximity to the City centre, commercial nodes, beaches and other recreational facilities make it a very popular area to stay. The Paddocks Shopping Mall, part of the Royal Ascot development, services the community.
Royal Ascot was developed on the old Milnerton Racecourse, and an important feature of the development is the Milnerton Racecourse Nature Reserve which was originally the central open area inside the track. This is now one of the last remaining areas of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos with elements of West Coast Strandveld. The 18ha reserve has over 240 plant species, of which 12 are rare and endangered. You can read more about this important biodiversity asset in the Milnerton Racecourse Nature Reserve section.
When the development for Royal Ascot was approved, both the provincial government and the municipality required that an Operational Environmental Management Plan (OEMP) be established. The provisions of the OEMP applies to all owners and residents in Royal Ascot – click here for the details. The Environmental Management Plan is enforced by the Environmental Management Committee