Land zoning anomaly goes for gateway determination
The missing piece of development along Aberglasslyn’s Denton Park Drive could soon be filled in, with Maitland City Council to apply to have the land rezoned.
An anomaly has left a small portion of the land zoned as R5 Large Lot Residential and carrying a minimum lot size of 5000m², which was inconsistent with the majority of the lot and surrounding development. The rest is zoned R1 residential with a minimum lot size of 450m².
The proposal will first go to the Minister for Planning for gateway determination. If approved, it will then go on public exhibition before returning to Council for a final decision.
A rezone would pave the way for a 49 lot subdivision to fill the space, which would be subject to its own approval at a later date.
Tea Tree Avenue and Birch Grove would be continued through the land. Both streets currently have dead ends on either side of the undeveloped land.
“There was always that section that wasn’t full width and it was that missing link,” Councillor Peter Garnham said.
“Everyone has been waiting for it to be done for quite some time to fix Denton Park Drive, if nothing else.”