Why was rejected Terrigal DA approved?

Unofficial parking in Church St, Terrigal, will cease when construction begins on a new development on the site

[Forum] The following is an email sent to all Central Coast Councillors and Coast Community News regarding Development Application (DA) 52083/2017 which involves the conversion of the Church St carpark at Terrigal into a five storey residential/retail development.

This DA was considered at the Council Meeting on October 28. We further understand that the application was approved notwithstanding many, many objections from interested parties and also having been declined by Council in December last year.

We would like to receive information from Council as to the reasons for approving this application which is well in excess of the current approved height limits. Terrigal has an over developed look already and one can be sure that this approved application will be the first of many that Council receives. On what basis can similar future DAs be declined?

It is disappointing that Council does not have the guts to implement its own planning guidelines but rather is submissive to the demands of greedy developers who have no interest in “what is best for Terrigal”. This builder is believed to be based in Strathfield.

What allegiance do they have to Terrigal and its residents? – none. Also, the standard of workmanship in the two over height towers recently built in Campbell Cres is poor and another example of developers looking for the quick dollar rather than having pride in buildings that can add to the heritage of Terrigal. We look forward to being advised of the reasons for approving this DA.

Email, Oct 31 Wayne and Iley Jones, Terrigal

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