Residents concerned at cluster units

By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

GLADSTONE residents in the suburb of Carinya have voiced their disapproval over proposed cluster housing development. The end of Carinya Drive vacant allotment is where developers have applied to council to build 56 units.

The seriousness of the local residents' concerns was evident as mayor Peter Corones and councillors were present for the meeting.

One resident who as the meeting, but wishes to remain anonymous said there were about 70 to 80 people present raising various concerns.

"The concerns raised were in-crease traffic volume around Clinton School and the proposed area has been zoned for certain,' he said.

Council manager for Planning and Assesment Andrew Kearns said the council was appreciative of the feedback of concerns.

'The issues raised of high density development, number of units and traffic issues will be taken into consideration during a council meeting later this month,' Mr Kearns said.

Councillor Len Smith said the council had gone out and consulted with people in the region and it was a fairly serious matter.

'People out there were very serious about the density of housing and concerned about the volume of traffic increase,' Mr Smith said.

Councillor Chris Trevor was not able to attend the meeting due to prior commitments and apologised for not being able to attend the meeting.



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