Thursday, October 11, 2012

Urban sprawl has Anambah House in its path

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland’s urban sprawl is set to smash headlong into historic Anambah House.
“It’s obviously a forgone conclusion,” Mrs Zappacosta said. “We just wanted to maintain some of the rural amenity of the place.”
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.