From the Maitland Mercury report:
Councillor Loretta Baker said few topics had divided Maitland City Council as the vote on medium density housing at Morpeth.
Cr Baker, who was deputy mayor until last month, had opposed the inclusion of the former bowling club land in plans to meet the city’s future growth as part of a Labor voting block.
The council planning department had recommended the Edward Street site in the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy be refused because development posed a threat to the character of the village.
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