Maclean unit development gets nod

A DEVELOPMENT application to build a large-scale residential unit block in Maclean has been recommended to go ahead by Clarence Valley Council Environment, Economic and Community Committee.

The application to build 123 units on a block of land in Iona Close, Maclean, received just two formal objections from Maclean residents but created considerable debate among committee members, Councillors Pat Comben, Richie Williamson, Ian Tiley and Craig Howe.

Following the debate, however, all but Cr Tiley voted in favour of the application. Cr Tiley said he could not support the proposal, describing it as 'a gross over-development of a site'.

“My primary concern is this is the biggest ever development in Maclean and is totally out of keeping with the town,” he said.

“The design of the units leaves a lot to be desired,” he said.

The 123 units would be built in four separate clusters and include a gym and cafe.

The final decision on the development will be made at a full council meeting on February 24.



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