Developer tries again for approval

A DEVELOPER who was refused approval for a Kingscliff development in 2010 is giving it another go.

Baclon lodged an application for a 32-homesite extension to Noble Lakeside Park with the Tweed Shire Council in October.

The council is considering the application.

This application comes after the developer applied in 2009 for 45 homesites on the same piece of land that the NSW government's Joint Regional Planning Panel refused.

The council recommended the 2009 application be approved but that recommendation was ignored by the state's planning panel.

In a letter to the developers the planners gave 12 reasons under the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for the refusal of the application, including loss of amenities for "current residents" of Noble Lakeside Park in Kingscliff.

The development was also refused because of the impact on native wetland species.

"The development requires excessive fill and alteration to the natural landform and the proposal cantilevered buildings overshadowing the lake which demonstrates that the proposal is an overdevelopment of the site," the letter said.

The latest application lodges last year has fewer homesites and after changes to the planning process and the size of the development, the joint planning panel will not be required to determine the application.

Baclon refused to comment on the application to council.



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