Council considers case for growth

CLARENCE Valley Council will decide the fate of a 71-lot subdivision for Junction Hill when it meets on Tuesday.

Council officers have recommended council approve the project, subject to certain draft conditions.

The site for the proposed subdivision is located on the corner of Carrs Peninsular Road and the Summerland Way.

Council received nine submissions opposing the development.

The nature of those submissions ranged from location of access roads; increased traffic on Carrs Peninsula Road; lot sizes being too small; pedestrian access; protection of Lake Edgecombe and threatened species in the lake; uselessness of public reserve, and; damage to lake and ecosystem.

The site area is 38.2 hectares, but only 14 hectares would be developed for residential use.

Lot sizes would vary from 709m2 to 4.14 hectares.

Lot one would include the existing house and would be 24.22 hectares, which would include the ‘disconnected’ balance of rural land west of the railway line.

Regional Land Consultants is the applicant for the development, and the land is owned by Elizabeth Dobell-Brown.



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