From the Maitland Mercury report:
Heritage rich Morpeth is under siege from developers who have tested Maitland City Council with various plans and proposals in recent weeks.
The plans target the village fringes, overlooking rural land, assessed against the ageing Morpeth Management Plan.
“There’s an unresolved issue on the edges of Morpeth and council might need to revise this plan,” Hill Top Planners director Richard Bennett said.
“They’re experiencing pressure on the edges of the village.”
But council has defended the plan it adopted 15 years ago.
“The Morpeth Management Plan is an important part of council’s decision-making framework for development in and around Morpeth,” council urban growth manager Ian Shillington said.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 7, 2015.