Saturday, April 13, 2013

Online community backs shopping centre

MORE than 2000 people have joined a Facebook group supporting the proposed development of a major shopping centre on the outskirts of New Norfolk.

At its February meeting the council approved Gateway Estate developers Raif and Roostam Sadri's proposal for a large supermarket with baker, butcher and delicatessen; seven retail tenancies; petrol station; takeaway shop; future tenancy; and five warehouse/showrooms.

Two appeals were lodged, which are understood to relate to insufficient parking and the decision of councillors to reject the municipal engineer's recommendation of a roundabout for the junction of Hobart Rd and Glebe Rd and substitute slip lanes as a means of dealing with the anticipated increase in traffic.

The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal will hold a three-day hearing starting on May 13 to consider the appeals.

  • Readers please note that as the legal process has now commenced, comments on this appeal will not be published until the tribunal reaches its decision.

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