Townsend ready to shape up


TINY Townsend is about to grow a lot bigger, if a 153-lot subdivision development application submitted to Clarence Valley Council is approved.

Council's environment and planning manager Rob Donges said the application involved expansion of an ongoing development.

"It's just a continuation of that existing subdivision down Skullen Street, which is just near the Townsend Store," he said.

"There's a series of cul-de-sacs that come off that street, and this is just a continuation of that towards the north."

Mr Donges said the subdivision was always expected on the land, which was zoned residential 2A.

"It's always been anticipated that area would be developed to a standard residential development. There's definitely a niche market out there at Townsend which this hits," he said.

Mr Donges said up until now the planning had been done in stages, but the latest submission allowed council to look at the building as a whole.

"They've been putting it in in stages and we requested that they submit a single application ... so we could have a look at them all in one go and see what the impacts were going to be," Mr Donges said.

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