A holiday cabin development in Talofa will go ahead with half the number of parking spaces the developer requested, after Byron Council granted conditional approval last week.
Talofa Palms – on 533 Bangalow Road – will now involve six cabins (not eight), each with two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a plunge pool.
Greens Mayor, Simon Richardson, said, ‘I think minimising car parking is a good thing – I’m a bit sick of putting parking spaces at the front and centre of every development that comes before us’.
‘If I go to any Reflections holiday caravan park, I get one car spot, and if there’s an extra person with me who has a car, then they park in a visitor space.
‘It means you can landscape more effectively, and just generally soften things.’
As part of the project, the developer has agreed to implement a vegetation management plan involving restoration of the Byron Creek riparian corridor through the centre of the property.
To ensure the restoration work is actually carried out, a condition from last week’s meeting states that the primary elements of it must be completed prior to the issue of an occupation certificate.