Green light for Hill estate
A PLAN for a large residential estate in Junction Hill has been shown the green light from council and described as "first class".
Concept approval has been issued for 467 residential lots, 339 relocatable home sites and a 7.25ha retirement village.
The news comes just weeks after The Daily Examiner reported a separate 71-lot housing sub-division, estimated to bring in $50 million to the Clarence Valley economy, is expected to get under way in the next six months.
This latest proposal contains a comprehensive stormwater management network, a variety of parks and play spaces and a lengthy footpath network.
Details of the first stage, including 75 new residential allotments and a future commercial area, have been approved.
Steve Connelly, the master planner for the project on behalf of the owner Mike Dougherty, said the intention is to create a liveable village with ample opportunity for social interaction which integrates cohesively with the feel and structure of the existing Junction Hill village.
"The footpath network and dual street tree plantings which identify this part of Junction Hill will be continued along the frontage of the development," Mr Dougherty said.
CVC Mayor Richie Williamson said the standard of the application to council was first class.
"It is anticipated that such detail and thought can only result in a village that will thrive in future years," the Mayor said.
Clarence Valley Council deputy general manager Des Schroder previously said both the developments fell well within the council guidelines.
"The Clarence Valley actually has one of Australia's most reliable water supplies and is therefore one of the few areas that can really sustain a large increase in population," he said in an interview with The Daily Examiner earlier this month.
"We in fact have around 7000 lots in the valley with development applications pending."
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