Shire no to car­port

Midwest Times - - OPINION - Geoff Vi­vian

Dan­dara­gan Shire has re­fused planning ap­proval to Out­door World Wan­gara for a large car­port it ap­plied to build on a prop­erty it owns at 20 Dal­ton Street, Jurien Bay, op­po­site Hill Street.

The owner had in­tended the build­ing to house one or more mo­tor boats and was ask­ing coun­cil­lors to waive sev­eral points of its planning pol­icy.

Coun­cil­lors voted to refuse the ap­pli­ca­tion be­cause the struc­ture was too large, partly en­closed, too close to the bound­ary and not ad­join­ing the nearby dwelling or un­der its roof line. Coun­cil min­utes say the build­ing would de­tract from the vis­ual amenity of neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties.

“The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment does not com­ply with or­derly and proper planning for the lo­cal­ity,” the min­utes stated.

“Ap­proval of such de­vel­op­ment would set an un­de­sir­able prece­dent for sim­i­lar ap­pli­ca­tions in the fu­ture, in con­tra­ven­tion of coun­cil-adopted pol­icy.”

Dan­dara­gan Shire pres­i­dent Leslee Holmes said the own­ers had the right to ap­peal.

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