Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Maitland council held to ransom over Morpeth development application

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A developer is threatening to create a trailer park in historic Morpeth unless Maitland council approves a high-density housing estate in the village.
Morpeth Land Company wants to build 23 to 30 homes on the former Morpeth Bowling Club site and sell the existing clubhouse as a childcare centre.
A council report issued last month recommended that the company’s proposal to have the land included in the Maitland urban settlement strategy, which governs future land development and is the first step in the approval process for the housing estate, be denied.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 6, 2015.