Sunday, August 18, 2013

Subdivision plan near heritage cemetery

From the Maitland Mercury
Sixteen rural hectares in East Maitland could be transformed into 40 residential lots if a planning proposal is approved at tomorrow night’s Maitland City Council ­meeting.
The site is close to the state heritage-listed Glebe Cemetery that council has lodged a heritage office grant for to review the conservation management plan.
An Endangered Ecological Community – Lower Hunter Spotted Gum-Ironbark Forest is present on the site as a scattering of trees.
Compensatory revegetation has been included in the development application.
The proposal would require extensions to existing roads and footpaths and council has recommended that a further report be presented following the public exhibition period. report:

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Aug. 12, 2013.