Keep Mans­field healthy

Mansfield Courier - - News -

WE write to raise con­cern re­gard­ing the cur­rent plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion in place for the es­tab­lish­ment of a ‘con­ve­nience restau­rant’ in Mans­field.

Due to com­mu­nity con­cern we are re­quest­ing the Mans­field Shire ex­tended the dead­line from Fe­bru­ary 7, 2020, for com­mu­nity re­sponses to the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion cur­rently be­fore the shire.

There has been his­tor­i­cal ob­jec­tions by the com­mu­nity to sim­i­lar pro­pos­als, with over 4000 sig­na­tures in the first pe­ti­tion col­lected sev­eral years ago.

Keep Mans­field Healthy was formed in re­sponse to that com­mu­nity con­cern and has met with coun­cil on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions since to pro­mote the is­sue and sup­port coun­cil ac­tion re­gard­ing this.

So far the plan­ning de­part­ment has sug­gested that only the min­i­mum 14 day pe­riod for sub­mis­sions would be al­lowed.

We call on the coun­cil­lors to ex­tend that dead­line to al­low for the ob­vi­ous com­mu­nity con­cern to be raised, as it would sug­gest that the coun­cil is rail­road­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion if the dead­line is not ex­tended.

We call on the coun­cil­lors to step up and lis­ten to the con­cern of their com­mu­nity.

Dr Gra­ham Slaney, on be­half of Keep Mans­field Healthy

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