A proposed four lot subdivision in Westbury has been knocked back by the council because of concerns it would adversely impact the character of the area.
The plan would see 87 Five Acre Row divided into four lots which would have created an 'battle axe' or internal lot.
It was recommended council accept the proposal but a counter motion was proposed by Cr Rodney Synfield.
Cr Synfield was concerned two of the new lots would be under 5000 square metre threshold laid out in the planning scheme.
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There was one representation against the proposal from Karen Murray, who lives on Five Acre Row.
She said the council should preserve the history of the lot which was originally owned by a military pensioner.
She called on council to make 2020 a year of preserving the areas historical characteristics.
Council voted five to three to accept the motion to reject the subdivision.