Developer puts case for land use

A DEVELOPMENT on land at Sladevale would be the best outcome in terms of keeping “good-qualityagricultural land” in one piece,according to the applicant.

Following a “Whisper” in our Wednesday column on the development, owner Michael Kavanagh approached the Daily News to discuss the application, which is on display at council chambers.

The proposal, on land bounded by Gleeson, Jensen and McMahon Rds, is for 14 new rural residential blocks, plus the change of use for an existing block.

The 14 rural residential blocks will be adjacent, and in some cases,adjoin the existing rural residential blocks in Robinson Rd.

Mr Kavanagh said these had been established by himself in 1985, long before the nearby Mt Tabor was split up.

“We are not seeking any extra blocks than we already have,” he said.

“Only reconfiguring the boundaries.

“In fact, we will be losing one block to comply with council recommendations.”

In the application the good-quality agricultural land will be amalgamated from nine blocks into one 1.2km long block, which will be preserved for future use.



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