Maitland’s urban sprawl is set to smash headlong into historic Anambah House.
In a last ditch attempt to halt the encroachment, Anambah House owners Jann and Maurizio Zappacosta have engaged a senior Sydney town planner to challenge the 80 lots proposed under the Anambah Urban Release Area.
Maitland City Council planners rejected claims by the Zappacosta family that the development would adversely affect the heritage value of the 1889 home once the heart of a rich agricultural holding.
In a report to council, town planner Cindy Dickson has recommended the additional houses – up from 50 – in a draft amendment to the development control plan.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 8, 2012.