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Council to exhibit rezoning request

Shoalhaven City Council will place a rezoning request made for land owned by Councillor Robert Miller on public exhibition to allow the community to comment on the proposal.

As part of the draft Shoalhaven LEP2009 exhibition process in late 2011, Council received a submission requesting that a strip of land owned by Councillor Miller, making up part of the farm Narrawilly, be rezoned to R5 Large Lot Residential to enable future rural residential development on the northern edge of the Milton township.

Currently zoned Rural 1 (a) (Agricultural Production) and Rural 1 (b)( Arterial and Main Road Protection) the property was exhibited under the draft LEP2009 as a proposed RU1 Primary Production zone as the strip of land contains areas of ‘prime crop and pasture land’ and forms part of a working dairy farm.

Shoalhaven City Council Strategy Planning Manager, Gordon Clark said the rezoning request was initially reported to the 14 March Special Development Committee meeting.

“The report to the initial Special Development Committee meeting stated that the request to rezone was inconsistent with the ground rules used to prepare the draft LEP, the Milton Ulladulla Structure Plan and the NSW State Government’s South Coast Regional Strategy,” he said.

“Council however resolved to advertise the request to rezone the site to R5 Large Lot Residential with a 2000m2 minimum lot size, to enable the community an opportunity to comment before Council considers its position on the request”.

“Once the 28 day exhibition period is complete, Council will use the lodged submissions to help reconsider the proposal.”

Mr Clark said that should the proposal be supported by Council, the rezoning will then be shown in the re-exhibition of the draft LEP.

The strip of land in question is located north of Milton running from the western edge of Gordon Street to north of the Milton Public School Remnant Rainforest.

The rezoning request is expected to be place on exhibition next month.

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