Lakeside DA back before council
A DEVELOPER who was refused approval for a Kingscliff development in 2010 is giving it another go.
Baclon has lodged an application with the Tweed Shire Council for a 32-homesite extension to Noble Lakeside Park.
The council is considering the application.
This application comes after NSW government's Joint Regional Planning Panel refused a 2009 application from the developer for 45 homesites on the same land.
The council recommended the 2009 application be approved, but that recommendation was ignored by the state's planning panel.
In a letter to the developers the planners gave 12 reasons under the Environment Planning and Assessment Act (1979) for refusing the application, including loss of amenities for "current residents" of Noble Lakeside Park, Kingscliff.
The development was also refused because of the impact on native wetland species.
"The development requires excessive fill and alteration to the natural landform and the proposal of cantilevered buildings overshadowing the lake, which demonstrates that the proposal is an overdevelopment of the site," the letter read.
The new application has fewer homesites and, after changes to the planning process and the size of the development, the council will decide its fate instead of the joint planning panel.
Baclon refused to comment on the application to council.