Council defers caravan park decision

THE FUTURE of a caravan park development on Palmers Island will remain up in the air until the New Year.

At its meeting in Grafton on Tuesday, the Clarence Valley Council voted to defer a decision on the former Shady Nook Caravan Park site on River Rd.

The council staff who prepared the report recommended the council refuse the development.

A representative from the owner Pridel Pty Ltd during a deputation to the council, entreated councillors to vote for the deferral.

He said the developers thought they had met the criteria the council supplied for a Voluntary Planning Agreement.

"In VPA negotiations it's up to both parties to agree to terms," he said.

"They would like to know what's wrong with what they've done. They'd like a chance to work through the issues."

The staff reasons for refusal were the impact of the development on the intersection of Yamba Rd and Yamba St and the height and bulkiness of the cabins proposed for the site had an unacceptable visual impact on the surrounding environment.

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