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Kyogle to decide on rezoning

KYOGLE mayor Ross Brown hopes submissions on a controversial industrial rezoning application will start to flow after residents met developers and councillors on Wednesday.

Cr Brown said major concerns from opponents of the development included that the site was on flood-prone land and at the town's entrance.

The plan has been on public display since October 27 and, if approved, would allow about 50 new business premises to be built on a 34ha block in the town's south over the next 10 years.

While public displays of development applications are mandatory, meeting members of the community outside monthly meeting times is unusual for a council, Kyogle Council director of planning and environmental services John Hession told The Northern Star.

Residents of the Highfield area are expected to be among those most affected if the rezoning goes ahead, as they overlook the proposed site and would lose their views of open rural land.

It is expected the rezoning plan will be voted on by the council in February.



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