About 40 people attended a community meeting in relation to a proposed retirement village development at Manor Road, Harrington.
The meeting, headed up by John Macdonald on Monday, May 27, was used to discuss issues associated with Bayline Homes and Developments' proposed estate.
Mr Macdonald claimed the development will be built on bushfire prone land, while others argued the development would cause road damage, inadequate facilities would be unable to cater for an increased population and traffic volume would rise.
Mr Macdonald noted in the meeting his intentions to take his concerns to the NSW Land and Environment Court.
According to the council assessment report, a bush fire safety authority was issued by NSW Rural Fire Service last October due to seniors housing being defined under the Rural Fires Act 1997 as 'special fire protection purpose'.
A general terms of approval was issued on February 21, 2019, "raising no objection to the proposal subject to conditions."
The matter is before the Joint Regional Planing Panel, meaning the outcome will not be determined by MidCoast Council.
The panel has deferred determination of the application, with a request for more information from the applicant.
With a return date of the information not determined, it is unknown when the proposal will be reconsidered.
If approved, the development will include 293 lots. Other features of the site will include a recreation centre, tennis courts, bowling greens, Men's Shed and gymnasium.
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