Big win for lit­tle Yelo cafe

Stirling Times - - News -

Stir­ling health and com­pli­ance man­ager Peter Mor­ri­son said the City had spent $90,000 on le­gal fees over the past 18 months.

“I need to make this very clear: we did not go af­ter Yelo. There was no al­ter­na­tive but to take the mat­ter to the court. We had to re­solve the sit­u­a­tion one way or the other,” he said.

“It is not a waste of time; it has given us an out­come that the City will now move for­ward on.

“I think if you were to speak with the res­i­dents in that area that they would not think that it was a waste of the City’s money be­cause we were ac­tu­ally deal­ing with their con­cerns as well.”

Mr Mor­ri­son said the City would pur­sue park­ing is­sues as nor­mal and had re­ceived an av­er­age of 11 park­ing com­plaints per day.

“The City will re­spond to com­plaints about park­ing as we usu­ally do but we will no longer be pur­su­ing any plan­ning is­sues on that site,” he said.

“I’m not aware that there are any plans to put in more park­ing; there are not many op­por­tu­ni­ties for ad­di­tional bays in this area.”

Owner Michael Pond at work in Yelo.

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