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Max and Beverly Joffe, Wilson’s Creek

Our letter is in response to the article by Hans Lovejoy (Echo 23 June).

Some of the many concerns we have, as owners of property on Alidenes Road, are highlighted in the title of the article, ‘Council staff back Wilson’s Creek CT plans despite flood, fire prone lands’.

We are disappointed at the lack of consultation with our community until recently. We believe it might have been more respectful if Council had conducted a survey of landowner views in this area, prior to starting any communication about a proposed subdivision with a developer, who is not from here, regarding a parcel of land that is smaller than 13ha.

We believe that the proposed scale of development is inappropriate for this area.

Moreover, we are cynical about the actual reasons an owner/developer would want to subdivide this land.

The number of houses proposed is unreasonable.

Fifteen new houses on such a small land parcel would detract from the landscape and peaceful rural lifestyle. It would have a negative impact on the environment, on boreholes, on physical and mental health, and would create noise, traffic and road safety issues.

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