From the Maitland Mercury report:
Councillors dismiss officers concerns about development of Morpeth Bowling Club site
Maitland councillors have dismissed concerns about development on the former Morpeth Bowling Club site and agreed to add it to its land bank.
The site will now be included in the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy and will soon be considered for rezoning .
Brad Everett, a Morpeth Land Company director, said the council report “was not balanced” and urged the councillors to support the proposal.
He said the company was “trying to get the best outcome” and “not seeking to have the land rezoned”.
The council has confirmed a proposal to rezone the land general residential and build 22 to 30 high-density homes will be put before the councillors at another meeting.
Vocal Morpeth residents filled the chamber and urged the councillors to “protect the heritage of the village”.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 13, 2015.