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Council welcomes Court decision

14 August, 2013

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Juliet Arkwright has today welcomed the news from the New South Wales Land and Environment Court refusing consent for a mixed use commercial development on the land currently occupied by Gardens R Us in Bowral.

“This decision justifies Council’s action to refuse the development application for a proposed mixed use development which included a K-Mart department store on the site,” she said.

“The Court’s decision agreed with the recommendation from staff that the site was an inappropriate location for such a development.”
The land in question is located at the intersection of Bowral Street, Moss Vale Road and Holmhale Street, Bowral.

The Court found against the development on a number of grounds including the lack of car parking, concentration of noise and the imposition of an acoustic wall, inappropriate interface with adjacent Maynard Park, failure to provide a welcoming entrance to the town centre and unacceptable impacts on Moss Vale Road, nearby residential areas and the immediate streetscape.

“Council will now look to re-zoning the land in question to Medium Density Residential to attract development in-line with what would be considered more appropriate as a gateway entrance to Bowral.”

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