Clay pit knocked back

The Advocate (Perth) - - ANZAC DAY 2017 - Lisa Thomas

CITY of Swan coun­cil­lors re­fused plans for a clay ex­trac­tion pit on Ap­ple Street in Up­per Swan.

The pro­posal raised con­cerns with res­i­dents over dust and noise that would be cre­ated by the site works if the plan was ap­proved.

Cr Dar­ryl Trease put for­ward a mo­tion on Wed­nes­day night to refuse the ap­pli­ca­tion based on the ad­verse im­pact it would have on the lo­cal amenity and that it was in­con­sis­tent with pro­vi­sions in the City’s ru­ral plan­ning strat­egy.

Cr Trease said he be­lieved nearby res­i­dents in Up­per Swan would be im­pacted ad­versely and would have to deal with noise and dust.

Cr Kevin Bai­ley said the pro­posed site was too close to res­i­dents and on that ba­sis should be re­fused by the coun­cil.

Cr Hen­der­son ar­gued clay pits were needed to cre­ate bricks for hous­ing.

The mo­tion to refuse the plan was car­ried 9-4.

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