Standing together against proposal
BLACKTOWN Council’s planning committee is presenting a united front to ensure a proposed transition group home at Plumpton is not approved.
The committee voted unanimously to knock back the development application for the 54-bed home at its meeting last Wednesday.
That recommendation will go to the full council meeting on Wednesday, October 26.
The DA, put forward by Elie Farah of Effective Building and Construction, has caused uproar among residents, with more than 300 signing a petition against the proposal.
The two-storey transitional home, planned for the corner of Rooty Hill Rd North and Flora St, would include a multipurpose hall and 20 parking spots.
Ward 5 Councillor Brad Bunting said the council was on its way to making the right decision.
“I definitely do support what the council’s done in regards to looking extensively into the application and refusing it on a number of grounds, including the safety of the residents in the area,” Cr Bunting said.
He said Plumpton was an older suburb becoming “a new development area with lots of young families”, and the planned development “does not suit” the area.
An artist’s impression of the Plumpton transitional home.