Community group Residents for Responsible Ettalong Development has welcomed the withdrawal of a development application for a six-storey building at 227-231 Ocean View Rd has been withdrawn.
The developer withdrew his application on Monday, July 15.
"RRED is confident that the support from our wonderful community on the Peninsula, and others around Australia, has contributed to that decision," said spokesman Mr Peter Gillis.
Nearly 700 people signed petitions and filed objections with Central Coast Council about the proposal.
Mr Gillis said there was a growing community awareness and involvement in local developments, and residents would like to see developers proposing projects that would reflect and enhance the seaside tourist character of Ettalong Beach.
"Central Coast Council is responding to community concerns, as evidenced by their recent approval of the Greener Places Strategy, which was informed by consultation with several community groups, including the Peninsula group GUST, Grow Urban Shade Trees.
"We believe Council is now aware of residents' increasing concerns at non-compliant development, and are willing to consult on a way forward to ensure the Peninsula grows to enhance our environment and opportunities,'' Mr Gillis said.
He said three of the Peninsula residents' groups, including the Ettalong group, were meeting with Central Coast Council's Director of Environment and Planning in the coming weeks.
"We look forward to this as an opportunity to discuss the new draft regulations in Local Environment Plan 2018, get further understanding of council development application processing, and gain a perspective on achieving community goals in consultation with the Central Coast Council,'' he said.
Press release, 18 Jul 2019
Peter Gillis, RRED
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