From the Maitland Mercury report:
Plans to build houses around old Morpeth Bowling Club have again failed to find favour with Maitland City Council’s planning division.
And they’ve recommended councillors officially reject the plans on Tuesday night.
Council planners listed seven reasons the land was unsuitable for residential development in the report to councillors.
The report said there was no need for housing in that area because there was 20-plus years of residential land supply nearby and such development would threaten the character of the village.
Council’s firm stance follows a veiled threat last month from developer, Morpeth Land Company, which said it would build a caravan park if a plan for up to 30 homes was refused.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 12, 2015.