By presenting a development application Kaufland have confirmed their interest in the Anzac Highway Le Cornu site.
They recently lodged a development application for “a new retail development”. The proposed development is only for the front 60% of the existing LeCornu site . A development that will include a major supermarket, a range of small tenancies and office space.
A development which will not contain any residential component. Accordingly the 5 storeys height allowed under the new development plan will not be reached.
Other developers will be offered the remaining eastern rear 40% in due course. When this happens it may well be a 5 storey development.
The State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) will determine the application and not Council. Under the current planning laws we are allowed only a commentary role. We are limited to matters of direct involvement. Such matters as:
- public realm improvements.
- street trees.
- traffic management.
- waste management.
- encroachments, or the like.
Our Administration will review the proposal. In due course draft comments will be provided to Elected Members for our perusal and feedback before we submit them. We will then present them to SCAP.
Furthermore, the application will be subject to Category 2 public notification to adjacent properties. Notification will however be limited only to direct neighbours and property owners on the opposite side of the streets of the site within 60 metres of the boundaries of the site. Once the timing for Cat 2 notification is known, I will alert readers of this blog via my Facebook page.
In the meantime, I will seek audience with our administration so that I may view the detail of the proposal and offer assistance to Council’s input. I am aware of a number of concerns of near neighbours. I will ensure their concerns are considered in our submission.