Ire over K?cliff balcony request



DEVELOPERS who want balconies overhanging the footpath of Marine Parade at Kingscliff have raised the ire of some local residents.

Kingscliff Ratepayers and Residents Association president Peter Gladwin said yesterday it was not just the prospect of balconies over the footpath but the way the proposal was being pursued that had rankled his organisation.

A private consortium applied for a modification of an already-issued development approval to place the residential balconies for threestorey block of units, shops and restaurants over the Marine Parade footpath.

"The extraordinary thing is this serial development mentality," said Mr Gladwin.

"Development applications are approved, then down the track there is some major proposal sought as an amendment," he said.

"These things are major components of developments and should be part of the original DA. We should have a council that makes it clear these amendments are inappropriate."

Mr Gladwin called on people with concerns to put them in writing to Tweed Shire Council and submit them before the deadline of Thursday, February 3.

Other modifications proposed to the development approval include increasing the size of the basement carpark, reducing the number of bedrooms in some of the home units and a range of minor details.



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