PROPOSED multi-lot subdivisions in Kilmore and Broadford were rejected by Mitchell Shire Council on the grounds they represented overdevelopment in both towns.
Planning permit applications for the development of multiple dwellings at 45-47 Tootle Street, Kilmore, and 1-3 Rupert Street, Broadford, were quickly rejected by councillors at this month’s meeting.
Cr Nathan Clark said a plan to build 18 dwellings on Tootle Street was ‘not congruent with the other buildings around it’.
“I do not think that this is a good planning outcome for the area, and I think other people considering this particular area, particularly the low-density residential area, might want to take note of the decision made here,” he said.
Cr Rob Eldridge labelled the plans a ‘total overdevelopment’ of the site.
“It really is good to see it being rejected because we don’t want to be turning this area of Kilmore into a high-density area,” he said.
“I think it’s a good outcome. Hopefully this will be something that signals to other people in the area that we’re aiming to have this as a lower-density area.”
Cr Annie Goble said public objections to the plan were in line with council’s view.
“The community made it quite clear about their concerns and the huge footprint that this development had on the land involved,” she said.
“They had significant concerns about parking relating to this area and the lack of visitor parking.”
Cr Rhonda Sanderson also labelled plans for four dwellings at 1-3 Rupert Street, Broadford an overdevelopment.
She said grounds for refusing the permit were extensive.
“It fails to satisfy a number of [Mitchell Planning Scheme] objectives such as neighbourhood character, residential policy, integration of the street, safety, landscaping, internal views, [and] noise impacts,” she said.
“There is nothing else like this nearby.”
Cr Sanderson also noted council received an objection from the Australian Rail Track Corporation, with the block bordering the rail line.