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Fred Pace, Anne Gray, Ian McLennan, Harriet Woodrow and Stephen Little in the current carpark. Below, Fred Pace points out some of the parking space that will disappear.
Fred Pace, Anne Gray, Ian McLennan, Harriet Woodrow and Stephen Little in the current carpark. Below, Fred Pace points out some of the parking space that will disappear. Jenna Cairney

IF YOU have to go to such lengths to build something, you're building it in the wrong place.

That was the message Maclean local Ian McLennan delivered while enjoying the shade of a massive camphor laurel in McLachlan Park.

Mr McLennan was one of five locals who took The Daily Examiner on a walking tour of the Scottish town to express their concerns over plans to build a new IGA supermarket in the Centenary Dr carpark.

The group said it wasn't the construction of a new supermarket that concerned them as that was a business case of "supply and demand" but its members are concerned on the impact on the town, especially regarding parking and green space.

The new development would lead to the loss of car parks in the CBD, which the council has to replace before it can proceed.

Options are presently on display and interested parties have one month to have their say on the suggestions.

Fifteen spaces would be made in Cameron Park, 13 near the Maclean Pool, 14 on Argyle St, seven on Alexander Pde, 16 on River St (along McLachlan Park frontage) and 21 at the rear of Maclean Library.

For Harriet Woodrow the eating up of green space was not acceptable. "We have to be responsible for future generations," she said.

"To grow, this town needs an identity and to maintain things for people to do."

Fred Pace lives near the Maclean Swimming Pool and said he already has concerns about the volume of traffic passing through the car park.

"It's only going to be worse when we have semis coming any time of night."

The draft parking plan can be viewed at clarence.nsw.gov.au and will be on display until 4pm August 17, 2012.

Topics:  iga supermarket mclachlan park



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