A dozen objections from worried neighbours have been received on a development application for a block of land in Lorn.
The Lorn Street proposal is seeking approval for alterations and additions to the existing dwelling, demolition of an existing shed and the erection of a shed and tennis court. The proposal has received 12 objections from neighbours who cited concerns over noise, lighting, heritage, property value, overshadowing, tree removal, and the scale of the development.
Following discussions with the applicant regarding the community concerns, the proposal was amended to include additional information and to reorient the shed so it could be further off the boundary and the additional landscaping included.
The proposal was exhibited again for seven days, and one submission was subsequently withdrawn but two more submissions were received from those who had initially lodged an objection.
Council officers have recommended it for approval but have 28 conditions on the proposal including lighting, earthworks, demolition, landscaping and stormwater drainage.
Councillors will decide the fate of the development at council’s ordinary meeting on Tuesday night.
A second development application will also be reviewed by councillors for the subdivision of a block of land in Bolwarra.
The Lagoon Avenue proposal, recommended for approval, could see the block subdivided into three pockets of land. It received nine objections from neighbours but council officers noted the submissions voiced worries over the construction of dwellings on the site and the surrounding sites.
These worries included parking and traffic management and property value.
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