Mayor should convene meetings about development
I commend Mayor Jane Smith for her statement in the Peninsula News edition 461, that she was interested in reaching out to the Peninsula community to learn more about their concerns regarding the number of development applications lodged with Council that did not comply with the current Local Environment Plan or Development Control Plan.
As a next step, I recommend she convenes a public meeting or meetings to discuss this very issue.
I have resided on the Peninsula for over 18 months and rarely has there been an issue of the Peninsula News without a report about a Council approval of a non-complying development application.
In one three month period alone, October-December 2017, Council approved six non-complying DAs on and around the Peninsula as reported in the Peninsula News edition 442.
The public feel concerned regarding developments that increasingly are seeing the Peninsula's identity and uniqueness disappearing rapidly.
I don't believe changing development control and local environment plans to suit developers is the answer to this problem.
Email, 18 Jan 2019
Suraya Coorey, Woy Woy
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