Land­scap­ing stor­age ap­proved

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

A land­scape ma­te­ri­als sup­plies stor­age de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion in How­long has been ap­proved, sub­ject to 32 con­di­tions which are aimed to limit any ad­verse im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

The ap­pli­cant wishes to use about 6,000sqm of the 14,200sqm site lo­cated 100 me­tres north of the Jude Street/Hol­beach in­ter­sec­tion to store bark chips, gravel, sand and mulch.

Some stored ma­te­rial may be screened/ sieved on site. Four truck move­ments per week all year round on av­er­age are ex­pected.

Corowa Lo­cal En­vi­ron­ment Plan (LEP) 2012 lists land­scape ma­te­rial sup­plies as a per­mit­ted use on this sub­ject land zoned RU1 Pri­mary Pro­duc­tion.

Three writ­ten ob­jec­tions to the pro­posal were re­ceived by Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil. The main con­cerns re­lated to ex­pected noise with truck move­ments, dust, stor­age and res­i­den­tial char­ac­ter of the area.

“Coun­cil is rec­om­mended to ap­prove the de­vel­op­ment sub­ject to con­di­tions the are aimed to limit any ad­verse im­pacts and to the en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing the amenity of sur­round­ing prop­er­ties,” coun­cil’s Di­rec­tor Plan­ning and En­vi­ron­ment Adrian But­ler stated in his re­port.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mike Eden ap­proved the pro­posal at coun­cil’s monthly meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 18.

The 32 con­di­tions in­clude a land­scap­ing plan, ero­sion and sed­i­ment con­trol plan, an air qual­ity and odour man­age­ment plan, and a weed man­age­ment plan to be sub­mit­ted to coun­cil for en­dorse­ment prior to com­mence­ment of the Fa­cil­ity.

Mr Eden also noted con­di­tion 31 which states no com­post is to be stored or pro­cessed on the site.

“Are you con­fi­dent you can keep an eye on the con­di­tions?” he asked Mr But­ler.

Mr But­ler, who ad­vised of a fourth ob­jec­tion, from a real es­tate agent, replied in the af­fir­ma­tive.

He also re­ferred to con­di­tion 3 which states de­vel­op­ment con­sent al­lows op­er­a­tion of the site for two years from com­mence­ment of op­er­a­tions and prior to ex­pi­ra­tion of this term, a mod­i­fi­ca­tion must be sought if the de­vel­op­ment is to con­tinue to al­low coun­cil to as­sess per­for­mance of the de­vel­op­ment.

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