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The James Creek Residents Action Group has raised a number of concerns about the current 327-lot proposal, which it says shows “little difference to the 2020 DA”, and held several meetings with the relevant interested parties, including gaining permission to upload to its Facebook page a recording of a meeting with MPD Investments Pty Ltd and Clarence Valley Council. Image: contributed

Subdivision proposals add to likely population growth

Geoff Helisma

There are currently four development applications for subdivisions on exhibition at Clarence Valley Council (CVC), with a total of around 650 lots proposed.

James Creek residents have secured an extension of the exhibition period – until January 14, 2022 –for a 327-residential-lot proposal, with one commercial lot included.

The total project development costs are estimated to be $37,432,830.

James Creek residents formed the James Creek Residents Action Group in November 2020, to “oppose and secure the rejection” of a previous subdivision proposal that was withdrawn in December 2020.

The group has maintained its position and advocates continuing “to work with council, developers and the community to promote responsible and sustainable development in James Creek”.

A record of the group’s proactivity and progress can be accessed on its Facebook page.

A 310-lot staged residential subdivision (amended application) at 52-54 Miles Street Yamba is on exhibition until 4pm on February 4, 2022.

The proposal notes on CVC’s website state: “Clarence Valley Council is the consent authority, and the Northern Regional Planning Panel has the function of determining the application.

“The proposed development is also integrated development and general terms of approval are required from the NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Natural Resource Access Regulator.”

The resubmitted DA replaces the former 305-residential-lot DA.

A cover letter to the DA states: “…the layout was amended to incorporate significant [stormwater] detention basins.

“As a result, the subdivision now extends [from Lot 46 DP 751395] onto the neighbouring Lot 47 DP 751395 and contains 310 residential lots.”

A five-lot subdivision at 22 Lynhaven Crescent, Ulmarra; and a six-lot subdivision at 181 Carrs Drive, Yamba (valued at $422,290), are on display until January 14, 2022.

Documents for all of the above proposals are available on CVC’s ‘Advertised DAs’ webpage and submissions can be lodged via the webpage, too.

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