Council denies Chaplins Road planning application

The Central Goldfields Shire Council has refused a planning permit to create a 10 lot subdivision on Chaplins Road, Carisbrook.

Refused at this week’s ordinary council meeting, planning application 160/17 sought to create a 10 lot subdivision, remove more than four hectares of native vegetation, construct a road, undertake earthworks and construct a dwelling and outbuilding on each of the 10 lots at the 73 Chaplins Road site.

The proposed site is on a corner block of land where Tullaroop and Chaplins roads meet, is opposite Centre State Asphalting, in close proximity to the harness racing club and gun club, as well as neighbouring residential addresses.

In August, council deferred consideration of the application until September to provide the applicant with time to consider and respond to referral agency concerns.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning objected on the grounds the application hadn’t adopted the principles and requirements outlined in the shire’s planning scheme for the removal, destruction and lopping of native vegetation.

According to the report tabled to council, no further information was received from the applicant as a result of the extension of time.

The application received three objections from community members on the grounds the proposed development is in close proximity to an industrial estate, the development would result in unacceptable impacts to existing lawful industrial uses, there is no overriding need or community benefit for the proposed development, it would cause increased traffic congestion and could result in unreasonable restrictions imposed on clubs operating in the area.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Thursday, September 26


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