Seven-hundred-and-forty houses for Main Arm and the Pocket? You have to be kidding! One big ugly suburb!
Surely this is not why we came here.
Reclassification of 745 hectares of rural land as urban to allow thousands more houses in seven new town/suburb areas?
Allowing suburban style large lot rural development almost anywhere in the shire on any size lot with no minimum number of houses and planning controls?
Something is really wrong with the Byron Draft Rural Land Use Strategy.Maybe a change of name to ‘Urbanisation of Rural Areas Strategy’ would be more appropriate.
The Strategy says: ‘Future rural lifestyle living opportunities will preserve scenic amenity… The community expressed a strong desire to retain the ‘rura'” in the landscape…
But 320 houses, in a series of large subdivisions,within a 2km radius of Main Arm, will destroy scenic amenity and turn a previously beautiful landscape into one big ugly suburb.
People who live in rural areas enjoy the amenity of rural life—the privacy of not having close neighbours, beautiful rural views, larger lots and opportunities to grown their own food.
Yet we don’t have the convenience of being close to a town enjoyed by suburban dwellers.
I question why someone would want to live in a suburban subdivision 25 km or more round trip from a town.
Please don’t spoil our beautiful world.
Meriel Shaw, Main Arm