Host farm plan back with council

By Country News on March 09, 2017
  • Host farm plan back with council

    More than a dozen objections have been received to a host farm and caravan park development in Kialla.

More than a dozen objections have been received to a host farm and caravan park development in Kialla, which deeply divided City of Greater Shepparton councillors when it was last raised.

Greater Shepparton City Council confirmed a combined 13 objections had been received to two planning applications seeking approval to use and develop land in Mitchell Rd, Kialla for a host farm, caravan park, farm store and restaurant, incorporating accommodation pods, caravan sites and associated buildings with toilet facilities.

Councillors will reconsider the proposal at this month’s meeting after last week being briefed on it.

The matter caused plenty of tension at December’s council meeting.

The proposal looked likely to be left in limbo after being neither approved nor denied, had it not been determined to be released for consultation toward the meeting’s close.

In their report to the December meeting, officers said ‘‘the endorsed masterplan does not show any portion of the land as suitable for any element of the proposal. Therefore officers recommend that council refuse the application’’.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority objected to the proposal on the grounds that the majority of the site was in floodway land, that it could be dangerous and cited long-term cumulative impacts of such proposals.

By Country News on March 09, 2017

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