This Tuesday’s meeting will bring three key areas of interest to the community in the Camden Local Government area – in particular for residents in Cobbitty, Bringelly and Gledswood Hills.
Cobbitty residents will see the return of an application for a farm building to be used as a depot for a building construction company at 238 Cobbitty Road under a Section 82A review. The review suggests that amendments have been made to the original application that open it to reconsideration, although whether these changes are sufficient remains to be seen.
At that original meeting on February 14 the DA was unanimously rejected for a variety of reasons that primarily included zoning issues and some concerns about the past conduct of the applicant in relation to other matters.
I will post the decision to the Camden Council Watch Facebook page the moment the decision is made.
Out at Bringelly, it is the day of reckoning in regards to the concrete batching plant proposed for 60 Greendale Rd, Bringelly. This item was previously deferred in the Council meeting of May 23. Since the deferral, Camden councillors have had a meeting with the residents and have taken the opportunity to view the site proposed for the batching plant.
Council officers have recommended approval, despite some areas of the DA that don’t precisely meet the zoning, particularly in relation the height of some structures. It will be interesting to see how this discussion develops and whether voting will break along party lines.
Once again, as soon as this decision is made, I will post it on the Facebook page.
Meanwhile, across at Gledswood Hills, an application is in for 12 two-storey houses at 2 Longview Rd, at the right of the entrance to the The Hermitage as you enter the estate (see picture above). The lots range in size from 365sqm to 495sqm.
One resident was concerned about the impact of untreated water flowing from the sediment basin into a private dam on the opposite side of the road. And they had good reason.
An inspection in February 2016 following a pollution event led to a Prevention Notice being issued by the Council for exactly this issue. The Notice stated that no further pollution events were to occur and that the pipe would remain blocked to prevent untreated water from entering into the sediment basin.
In March 2017 it was found that sediment laden water was again being discharged into the basin and a clean-up notice was issued and a contractor was issued with a penalty infringement notice.
Since that time the pipes leading to the basin have remained blocked to prevent a recurrence.
Council officers will continue to monitor the basin and have recommended approval for this development.
On the face of it there are no other major items at this meeting, although an application for a group house by disability charity AFFORD at Narellan raised some eight objections. Meanwhile Harrington Park residents might be pleased to know that a beauty salon has been proposed at 10 Peisley Court.
If anyone would like to know the outcomes of these latter two items at the time they occur, let me know on the Facebook page and I will post the result immediately after the vote.