A new subdivision could be built at Riverside.
A discretionary planning application for a 26-lot subdivision on land between Cormiston and New Ecclestone Roads at Riverside will be discussed and decided upon at the West Tamar Council’s meeting on January 15.
The proponents, 6ty, have previously developed subdivisions at Allison Avenue at Riverside, Jinglers Creek at Youngtown, Drummond Crescent at Perth, and the Mount Pleasant Estates and Hutton Ridge subdivisions at Prospect.
If the application is approved, the lots would range in size from 651 square metres to 909 square metres.
A new cul-de-sac would run from New Ecclestone Road into the site.
Nine lots would front Cormiston Road, and five lots would front New Ecclestone Road.
Nine lots would front the new cul-de-sac, and a further three lots would have access to both New Ecclestone Road and the new cul-de-sac.
The subdivision would be connected to the existing water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure, alongside telecommunications and electricity.
The developers said the site was unlikely to affect traffic amenity or safety on either road.
However, there would be a predicted 234 extra vehicle movements per day if the subdivision went ahead.
Construction would begin in early 2019, with the site expected to be fully developed by late 2021.
The application was open for comment for 14 days from November 21 to December 5, with 21 representations received during that time.
All representations were against the development.
Some of the biggest issues raised in the representation were the size of the development, traffic and road safety, parking, water pressure, stormwater, steep driveways, powerlines, the potential decline of property values, noise and light pollution, and that the proposal should not rely on discretions in the planning scheme.
Many were also concerned the development did not meet the West Tamar Interim Planning Scheme 2013.
However, issues such as water pressure, property values, and noise and light pollution were not council matters and could not be taken into account by councillor when acting as a planning authority.
It was recommended application be approved, subject to conditions.
The council agenda is available at the council’s website at wtc.tas.gov.au or at the council’s Riverside or Beaconsfield offices.
The council meeting will take place at the Beaconsfield council chambers at 1.30pm on January 15.