Wingecarribee Shire Council has this month refused a Development Application for a retail development proposal in Argyle Street, Moss Vale, otherwise known as the Moss Vale Woolworths proposal.
Council determined the application by way of refusal in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and cited traffic and flooding issues and the impacts the proposed development would have on the immediate streetscape and character of the locality as the major constraints.
“One of the major hurdles with the current proposal was the impacts that the proposed development would have on traffic in and around the site,” said Council’s Group Manager of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services Nick Wilton.
“The immediate area around the intersection of Argyle Street and Lackey Road was of particular concern.”
The NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) subsequently informed Council they could not support the application in its current form and would not issue approval under the Roads Act 1993.
The applicant for the proposed development (Milestone) was notified of the refusal on Monday 21 November 2016.
Should the proposal be amended to address the concerns raised Council would be obligated to accept a new development application for the site. Alternatively, the applicant has the right to refer the matter to the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.