CVC to consider 99-lot subdivision

A DEVELOPMENT application for a 99-lot subdivision in North Street, Grafton, will be considered by a committee of the Clarence Valley Council today.

The council's environment and planning committee will consider the application during its meeting in Grafton.

Initially submitted to council on behalf of Dougherty Bros on January 5, the proposal was placed on public exhibition and the council received two submissions containing 42 signatures of people opposing the development.

Objectors claimed the proposal was a 'substantial overdevelopment of the site' and raised concerns of visual pollution, noise and social problems.

According to the council's business papers, the objectors claim the housing density proposed had not previously been seen in Grafton.

The council has been told that mews lots proposed in the development, with internal lanes, was a new concept for Grafton.

"However, the concept is widely accepted in modern master planned communities," the report said.

"The range of lot sizes proposed is not outside the lot sizes currently being developed within Grafton and Clarence Valley generally.

"In effect the combination of mews lots and rear service lanes represent a different style of development rather than a more intensive development concept".

Some rezoning of the land would be required.

The general manager may be given delegated authority to de- termine the application.

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