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Modification 7 Lennox Head Residential Subdivision (MOD 7)

Ballina Shire

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The modification request seeks approval to modify the Concept Plan Approval and Project Approval for Super Lot 5, to change the retirement community to small, integrated housing; establish new, detailed design guidelines for the proposed subdivision

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_08072022_095222

SEARs (1)

SEARs

Modification Application (17)

Application Form MOD 7
Modification Report
2018-08-29 Attachment 1_ Design Plans1
2018-08-29 Attachment 2_Plans & Guidelines_ PART A
2018-08-29 Attachment 2_Plans & Guidelines_ PART B
2018-08-29 Attachment 3_ Landscape Plans
Attachment 4_ Engineering Services Report
2018-08-29 Attachment 5_ Biodiversity Assessment
2018-08-29 Attachment 6_ Contamination Report
Attachment 7 - Cultural Heritage Assessment
2018-08-29 Attachment 8_ Bushfire Assessment
2018-08-29 Attachment 9_ EIA Report
2018-08-29 Attachment 10_ Mosquito Assessment
2018-08-29 Attachment 11_ Consultation
Attachment 12 - SEAR
14351-SL5-Notes on DoP Comments
2018-08-29 Signed Landowner Consent

Response to Submissions (13)

Request RTS Letter_29072022_045317
BCD advice 19 July 2022
DPE Water advice 12 July 2022
9 July 2019_Response to Submissions (combined)
29 June 2020_Response to Submissions Addendum (combined)
8 Feb 2022_Updated Subdivision Design and Additional Information
15 June 2022_Additional Information
7 July 2022_S4.55 (2) Assessment
Submission_Addendum RtS_Public
Submission_Addendum RtS_ BCD
Submission_Addendum RtS_Council
Submission_Addendum RtS_NSW RFS
Submission_Addendum RtS_TfNSW

Agency Advice (5)

BCD Response - Lnx Hd Res Sbdvn MOD 7
TfNSW Response - MP07_0026 MOD 7 - RtS
NSW Rural Fire Service comments
DPE Water Response - Pacific Pines Estate Lennox Head Mod 7
Ballina Shire Council Response to Re-exhibition

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Michael Kearns
Comment
Lennox Head , New South Wales
Message
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Name Withheld
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
As a resident of Montwood Drive, Lennox Head I oppose the proposed modification to the approved development for a number of reasons;
- The change from Retirement Community to Small lot Integrated Housing would exponentially increase the number of individuals living in the estate. From potentially having one or 2 retirees per lot, with housing affordability being what it is, you would see - like in other parts of the estate - potentially up to 3 couples living in each dwelling, thus dramatically increasing the number of people and vehicles. In other parts of epiq it is nearly impossible for 2 cars to pass each other given the number of residents and the size of the roads. The infrastructure in Lennox Head could simply not cope with the increased population.
- the lack of pedestrian amenity on Montwood Drive through to North Creek Road - there is no footpath which, given the increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic now the Epiq Market Place is open, there are numerous near misses with constant vehicles using the road all hours of the day and night.
- Possible additional flooding issues given that the whole site is now to be filled - as we saw earlier in the year, there were evacuation orders in place for lakeside way and sailfish avenue adjacent to the subject lot. the addition of this fill would increase the risk to those low lying dwellings.
- Until the completion of the Hutley Drive extension - this proposal should not be considered given the additional traffic it would attract.
- the notion that lots could be offered for sale as small as 124m2 is ridiculous and only seeking to add to the developers already staggering profit on the site and not in the best interest of the local community.
Leo Prendergast
Comment
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
This submission is made by Sue Farmer and Leo Prendergast. All comments should be taken as representative of our views jointly. The submission heading does not allow us to nominate two names.

While we do not oppose this proposal -we are concerned that the plans appear too show that no lessons have been learned from the failures of the earlier sections within the EPIQ Estate and that the same and similar problems will continue to be associated with this proposal as are currently problems with the earlier sections of the E PIQ Estate. In particular
- parking arrangements are not sufficient,
- internal street width is too narrow
- the development will see excessive traffic on local streets that are not appropriate for the number or types of vehicles
- the drainage arrangements on the proposed 102 residential lots is not suitable
- there is no consideration of excess light pollution on the wildlife corridor and drainage reserve areas
- there is insufficient open play space and playgrounds for pre-primary and primary school aged children
- there is no provision or consideration of affordable housing

This space limitation is clearly way too small to make any meaningful comments. Please see the attached document for detailed discussion of the points set out above.
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Gary Fox
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
The traffic on Montwood Drive is already in excess of what has been deemed safe according to prior traffic counts in the early construction of The Epic Estate project.
Now to add another 102 domestic dwellings, on land that has swamp flike conditions, will increase vehicle movements to a level that is totally unacceptable and dangerous. Montwood Drive is a narrow curvy road and with the Epic Shopping Center now off the Montwood Drive extension, it is bringing even more vehicles thru this residential area. Not only is there continual traffic, many vehicles are exceeding the 50km speed limit coming down the hill at the bottom of the original Montwood Drive right past a hidden playground with no pedestrian crossing.
A number of things need to take place before the approval of these 102 dwellings
(MP 07_0026 MOD 7) .
1. Place a vehicle counter at the bottom of the original Montwood Drive, so Council can see that the vehicular count will exceed any safety level or usage approved for this road
2. Put a “speeding detection device” also in the same location as above and come up with a solution to slow down offenders
3. The Hutley Drive extension South MUST be completed before any further construction takes place. This will help to remove some of the additional traffic on Montwood Drive.
4. As there are no footpaths on the original Montwood Drive, school kids, in the morning and afternoon that are dropped off by bus, using their bicycles, or walking are already in danger of the increased traffic. The additional large vehicles and trade vehicles will only add to the existing danger of any pedestrian traffic on the original Montwood Drive.
5. I have previously requested that a speed hump (rubber type would work) and/or a painted pedestrian crossing from the playground, at the bottom of the original Montwood Drive, to the other side of the road and connect with the footpath that now exists on the Montwood Drive Epic extension. Why are there no footpaths on the original Montwood Drive?
This Notification of Re-exhibition for Epiq Lennox (formerly Pacific Pines Estate), Lennox Head should not be allowed to continue until these issues have been addressed.
Please keep me informed as to any other issues or approvals that take place with this new modification.
Thanks
Gary
Brett Stephenson
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
We would like to lodge our objection & dismay regarding this proposed modification.

As residents of Lennox Head for 40 years we have seen, particularly in the past 5-10 years, the destruction of a once wonderful community.

I can see no reason for this change apart from a money grab by the developers.

With a quickly ageing population the area needs all the aged care facilities and it can get.

The fact that there are blocks of land in this modification of 135sq m when and average Australia house is almost twice that size is absolutely outrageous.

The whole of that valley has been spoilt by overdevelopment as it is, let alone adding 200 more blocks which will obviously be filled with white un-ecofriendly boxes right on top of each other.

Given the huge amount of outrage on social media about this I hope you will hear the voices of the people & stop this.


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Kind Regards,
Brett & Jenny Stephenson
Name Withheld
Comment
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
To Micheal Doyle,

I am writing to express my concerns with modification to the Super Lot 5 in Epiq Lennox Head. I have only become aware of the change of use to this via the Echo Media story (see attached) on 27th July, and by worried residents and social media.
I have lived at Lennox Head for 28 years (our block being over 800 meters square.) My husband at the time worked for Pidcock Real Estate who previously owned Pacific Pine Estate. Bob Pidcocks development of the land consisted of large blocks.

Over the last couple of years I have noticed the impact Epiq subdivision has caused with the traffic flow past my place and envisage that this will only escalate as more houses are being build and completed. I live four doors down from the intersection and worry every time I turn into my driveway about being ran into.

I attended the Lennox Head Resident Association meeting last night to hear James Flatcher's presentation about the proposed changes.

My concerns over the modification are:
1. Increased traffic flow due to only two main entry points - Montwood Drive south and Huxley Drive north. The south end of Huxley has not been completed and James informed the meeting that it was nothing to do with them that it was up to the Ballina Shire Council to complete. This increase of at least 200 to 250 cars (2 cars per household) will have a major impact on Montwood. Montwood also joins North Creek Road at a T intersection.
2. There are no footpaths or bike paths along Montwood drive down to the beginning of Epiq and cars, boats and sometimes trailer are pack along this road as well. This makes Montwood dangerous for cars, bike riders and walkers.
3. The additional housing and families will also impact on schools in this area as opposed to a retirement facility. Ballina has seen 2 high schools closed and replaced by a super school ( which is where I work). Since opening 3 years ago the school has grown and in the 2nd year 8 demountable classrooms had to be placed on site. Xavier college is all so near capacity and primary schools are growing with the increase of Aureus subdivision and Epiq plus any further developments in this area. Lennox head primary school has also grown too big and now need a new site as they cannot expand due to Aboriginal artefacts found on this site. Maybe this Super lot 5 could have been used for a new primary school?
4. Lennox Head main street is still only a village. Parking is already a problem. We are also a tourist town and this also impacts on parking in town.
5. I am also concerned with the close proximity of the houses in this development and with only 1 park for children and it appears no back yards as lots are starting at only 123 meter square. We already have problems with teenagers on bikers vandalising cars in the Woolworths parking lots. I fear those problems will escalate without things to do in the area.
6. The floods in this area have also impacted on Ballina and the Lennox Head area with lots of people displaced and Lismore CBD devastated forcing families to shop, work, school and live in this area. It will take at least 2 years before that area rebuilds fully. This also puts undue pressure on our infrastructer.
I am not opposed to development but it has to be with the support of the community, and keeping the village vision, the surrounding area, the impacts on traffic and parking . The infrastructures need to be in place eg huxley road completed. James quoted 60% of people wanted this type of development. I'm sure half of Lennox Head residences don't have any idea about the new changes. I for one thought it was deemed a retirement village as I would have loved for my elderly mother to reside there.

I realise this is a done deal as James said they have been working on this for 5 years. Developers don't invest this amount of money knowing the NSW government is going to knock back this development. I have lived here my whole life and seen Councils in this area fight the integrity of this area only to have the state government overrule their discissions. I only hope that IF this goes ahead they keep to the promise that this development is making housing for families affordable as most of the real estate in this area is unobtainable for most young families starting out.
Regards,
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Good Morning Michael and Louise

I would like to lodge my objection to the above modification to the use of Super Lot 5 at Epiq Estate, Lennox Head.

A few points I would like you to please consider -

• I have genuine concern for the adjacent conservation areas to this lot. This super lot is basically on, and extremely close to an important wetlands area. Keeping the conservation areas depicted on the original plan of Epiq Estate were a requirement of Ballina Shire Council’s agreement to this massive development. I fail to see how changing the development site into high density living will allow these small wildlife corridors to continue to thrive.
• It would seem that the developer is not local to the Lennox Head area, and as such, it does not appear to have any consideration for preserving what little habitat areas we have left. The developer also does not take into consideration the needs of the Lennox Head community. If it did, there would have been an open discussion about its application to modify the land's use, prior to the final days for submission. Furthermore, it might consider the impact the current development already has had on our little town. At this stage, there are no car parks to be found in the village. Traffic comes to a standstill every morning with parents trying to do the school drop off. It has become a congested little ants nest. How will the current infrastructure (or lack thereof) cope with even more residents? It simply can’t.
• I would like to draw your attention to a development at Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, where in its initial stages, was extremely well thought out. The developer kept parklands and extended on wetlands for the community to enjoy. There are cycleways throughout the whole estate, weaving in through treed areas and park areas. Even though Peregian Springs is a very large development, and is on the busy Sunshine Coast, it still has an open, coastal feeling while retaining pockets of wetlands and treed areas that are crucial to the ecosystem and biodiversity of the area.
I really think that is something that needs to be seriously looked at for this development.

Here is a link to give you an idea of what I am talking about:

https://adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Home/TrailDetailsView?trailId=62555

As you may be aware, within Epiq estate the only open spaces provided to the community are the football oval and two blocks with a big fig tree on each. There are no parks for children to play in and, apart from the conservation corridor, hardly any trees in the estate.

Considering the developer has already made so much money from this development, at a huge impact to the Lennox Head community, would it not be a feasible idea to request the developer donate a portion of Super Lot 5 back to the community? The developer could show some appreciation for having gained so much from our lovely Lennox Head and it could create a parkland area which is adjacent to the conservation corridor. At least then some of the important native habitat could remain and the local children might have somewhere to play.

Lennox Head is in overload. It is at full capacity for its residents, let alone when we have visitors come and stay in our town.

Changing the use of Super Lot 5 to a high density, residential subdivision will not benefit our community, but rather damage it. We will lose the feel of Lennox Head forever.

Please ask the developer to reconsider its position and perhaps think of the consequences of this high density development on the local wildlife as well as the Lennox Head residents.

Regards
Name Withheld
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Absolutely ridiculous that they want to put in over 200 new dwellings in an area and not even be able to attend the local school . Definitely against it ! Cheers
Fiona Duncan
Object
Lennox Head , New South Wales
Message
Dear Mr Doyle,
Opposition to the Clarence Property Development Proposal / Super Lot 5 at Epiq, Lennox Head NSW 2478
I am writing to express my concerns about the development application from Clarence Property at Lot 5, Epiq, Lennox Head, 2478. I am opposed to this development.
This new development is devastating for our community. Where will the kids go to School?
As a Lennox Head resident, I am shocked that blocks of land as small as 135m2 will be sold for building homes, on top of each other.
Approximately 100 tiny blocks of land, bringing an average of 2 cars per home and an average of 4 people per home.
How are schools and medical services in this area going to cope? Where are the kids going to school? The local public school is packed to the rafters and has recently had to be rezoned. Dr Surgeries and emergency rooms are already at capacity with nursing and teaching shortages in NSW continuing.
I am extremely concerned about the increased traffic and dangers of increased road traffic incidents with so many cars in the neighbourhood.
How are the roads and limited public parking spaces going to cope?
The beachfront roads are already lined with cars parking on verges on the weekend and after work/school due to limited parking in the area.
How is the environment going to cope with the increased number of people this development will bring?
Consider the fact that the approved 'Crest' development, near Epiq, has not even commenced building. This is more people and cars in the area.
Please consider the impact of this development and do not approve it for this developer. Lennox Head has grown so much in the past 5 years. As a community, many people feel it has reached its 'comfortable' peak.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards, Fiona Duncan
Name Withheld
Object
Lennox Head , New South Wales
Message
Dear Mr Doyle,
Opposition to the Clarence Property Development Proposal / Super Lot 5 at Epiq, Lennox Head NSW 2478
I am writing to express my concerns about the development application from Clarence Property at Lot 5, Epiq, Lennox Head, 2478. I am opposed to this development.
This new development is devastating for our community. Where do our young kids go to school?
As a Lennox Head resident, I am shocked that blocks of land as small as 135m2 will be sold for building homes, on top of each other.
Approximately 100 tiny blocks of land, bringing an average of 2 cars per home and an average of 4 people per home.
How are schools and medical services in this area going to cope? Where are the kids going to school? The local public school is packed to the rafters and has recently had to be rezoned. Dr Surgeries and emergency rooms are already at capacity with nursing and teaching shortages in NSW continuing.
I am extremely concerned about the increased traffic and dangers of increased road traffic incidents with so many cars in the neighbourhood.
How are the roads and limited public parking spaces going to cope?
The beachfront roads are already lined with cars parking on verges on the weekend and after work/school due to limited parking in the area.
How is the environment going to cope with the increased number of people this development will bring?
Consider the fact that the approved 'Crest' development, near Epiq, has not even commenced building. This is more people and cars in the area. Also with regard tot he recent Floods why are these people places not getting built yet?
Please consider the impact of this development and do not approve it for this developer. Lennox Head has grown so much in the past 5 years. As a community, many people feel it has reached its 'comfortable' peak.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Name Withheld
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Hi Michael --

I'm a resident (homeowner) in Lennox Head near the proposed Super lot 5 modification. I wanted to express my concern with the modifications, specifically how they'll impact the area traffic, environment, and density. I expect this modification to be blocked by planning given the obvious negative impacts of such a high density development on infill land. I do not believe this modification was done in good faith and I think, if approved, it will have long lasting negative impacts on the village vision of Lennox Head.

Happy to provide further comments. Thanks for your consideration.
Peta Grew
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Dear Micheal Doyle,

I am writing to you with concerns about your plans regarding the changes to the development plans for lot 5.

There are a number of issues and concerns with what you have planned.
There are very few options for our aging population in the shire. We need to have housing options for our elders.

Increased density housing is not the answer. Making the blocks so small and dense is not suitable, we need sufficient green space for our families as well as the environment.

Another issue is stormwater issues and drainage which prove massive impacts on housing and development.

We are not the city we are a beautiful county and coastal town that doesn't want the population jammed into such small places. Greater increased traffic with greater numbers of people living in each dwelling.

This needs to be stopped and addressed and should not be allowed to be passed through council by any means.

Stop reducing land sizes and keep them at realistic sizes. Our children need room to spread their wings and a more important place to play!!! (Green Space)

This must be stopped!!!!
Name Withheld
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
My response here is the result of a social media and printed media outcry from so many members of the local community that object to the planned changes of use, also that most were/are unaware of the changed plan of use nor that submissions will close on the 4th Aug. Such is the public outcry that a representative from the developer was invited to speak at a meeting of the Lennox Head Residents Association public held on 1st August 2022 in Lennox Head. Problem being that so many people will not have sufficient time to study all plans info and submit any objections &/or comments by 4th August.
I do suggest that it would be best if the submission closing date was extended.

Objection to the change of use from the original approved use as a retirement community development to medium density housing.

The Ballina council and the local community approved of the original retirement community plan as it fitted in well with the type of community Lennox Epiq estate aimed to achieve.
Our community would benefit from the opportunity for the older members to live nearby to where their extended families reside instead of being isolated at long distances away from the social interactions that they should have access to in a broader family community such as exists in the Lennox social environment.
The site is ideal as a retirement community being central to the surrounding residential areas present and planned for through Ballina council.
As well the site is on a level area in easy walking distance to shopping, medical, pharmacy and others, a major plus for the older community.

The developer’s reasons for this change of use is not be in the best interest of the community for a number of reasons including,
 Creating a more crowded social environment is not in the theme of the Lennox residential community, the planned small lot integrated terraced housing blocks of multiple dwellings per block. 11 of these blocks appear on their plans.
 92 lots are under 200m2 many of them as low as 124m2. Largest building lot is 672m2 with next are 3 in the 400m2, the rest all between these lot sizes . The developer plans that each lot will consist of a 3 bedroom residence and double garage.
This overcrowding of families into such a small living space does not belong in the Lennox coastal village community environment that we all came here to reside in.
 With crowding comes question of where do all the vehicles park, street parking on the narrow streets impeding traffic flow. Some of the streets are listed as 6m and 7m wide, put a parked vehicle on both sides of the road then it better be a one lane street.
 It will not provide for affordable housing no matter how they package it, Lennox real estate values
at a glance in the Epiq developed areas will indicate there is no affordable housing possibilities with supply and demand ruling prices.
 The modified plans presented by the developer do not provide sufficient designated children playground areas which would be badly needed in such a medium density development. The developer does suggest there is plenty of recreational area behind the housing blocks where bush fire zones and mosquito buffer zones exist separating from the wetland conservation zone, not designated but shared use, 3 uses in one zoning? Exercise whilst swatting mosquitos?
 This site has now had tens of thousands of cubic meters of fill mosty from rural land at Alstonville that the developer in their notes don’t seem to have regular tests results for contaminants which is especially worrying with pollution into the Lower wetlands a real concern. The only soil testing I could find referred to the original site before the truckloads started to appear from farmlands and wherever the developers could find more fill.
 Has the developer provided a detailed Stormwater, Sediment and Erosion plan considering the amount of fill that has been deposited on site.
 The wetland Conservation Management zone behind the planned development is the only drainage source for a major part of the Epiq estates and surrounding residential areas right up to North creek road and Montwood drive, it carries large volumes of water especially at heavy rainfall periods such as February 2022, I am concerned that Hydrology plans have not taken into account the impact all the infill that has taken place on site as well potential of flooding of the shared buffer zones mentioned above, also on site and downstream.
 With such a change in the planned use and population increase of the site should there be a new Environmental Impact Statement be presented which would cover some of the points mentioned here.
 I believe that if this modification was granted it would create a precedence that any developer could expect to construct in any other similar quiet relaxed coastal residential community throughout the state of NSW. Such medium density housing development may be suitable to city dwelling but not in a country village such as Lennox Head.
 Please supply a list of similar granted Medium Density housing subdivisions already exist in similar coastal villages as ours?
Regards,
Kay Rowland
Object
Skennars Head , New South Wales
Message
Hi Michael,
I am wiring to express my concerns with the proposed modification (Mod 7) to Major Project 07_0026 at EPIQ Lennox Head.
This proposed modification only came to the attention of the community recently through an article published last week by the Echo. There was NO apparent community consultation undertaken for this modification. I strongly oppose this modification for the following reasons:
1. Lennox Head is a regional community – I moved here 23 years ago to settle in a regional community with the benefits that has to offer –space and community. Both of these ideals have been eroded by greedy developers over the las 23 years. So we now find ourselves living regionally, on top of each other, with no infrastructure or services to support us.
2. Lack of infrastructure/services – there is no such thing as public transport in our community. The local primary school is at capacity and children are being turned away. Medical centres and hospitals are straining under the sheer weight of numbers they are required to serve. Parking is at a minimum in down town Lennox Head. Traffic has increased dramatically yet there has been no upgrade to the road that provides us with access to the highway. In the flood event early this year, there was only one road open to Lennox residents to enable them to leave town. Adding additional high density housing to a community that is already bursting at the seams will only exacerbate these problems.
3. The high density nature of this modification will mean an increase in people, traffic, cars and pedestrians yet there are no plans detailing how our village and our community will cope with this increase. I have concerns for the environmental impacts of this development in terms of flooding and the wildlife corridor.
4. We have a massive issue with affordable housing in this area and a very large homeless population. Local business cannot attract staff as they cannot afford to live in Lennox or surrounding areas any longer. This development does not address this issue.
5. With an ageing population and aged care facilities non-existent in Lennox Head – and those in Ballina at capacity – an aged care facility on this site seems a much more appropriate option than high density housing.
This is greed at its finest – throw as many people into as small a space as possible with no consideration on how it will impact the community that have been calling Lennox home for years. We do not want, nor need, nor can we support expensive, high density developments in our town (I used to call it a village but unfortunately, greed has swallowed my village).

Regards
Kay Rowland
Name Withheld
Object
Lennox Head , New South Wales
Message
Dear DPE assessment officer,

As a long time resident on Ngnanbul, Bundjalung Country I am writing to formally oppose the development of high density blocks as small as 135m2 and 140m2.

The impact recent developments in our town has caused a negative impact on our local services already stretched not to mention the ripple effect of the influx of such high density living.

Please reconsider the proposal by Clarence Property developers.

Kind regards,
Lydia Hubbard
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Hello! Hope you are both going well.
I am joining the lennox bandwagon in logging my objection to the proposed development. My objection is more about the size of the lots rather than the development itself.

I have concerns regarding the parking at the development site, the parking in the community itself, the sheer number of lots in that small space and the increase in road traffic that it will create and the lack of schooling for so many more families (already strained and CREST/RISE hasn't been developed yet). The plots seem to be tiny in size and I'd love to see large lots instead.

Currently montwood drive is very busy already and more housing off montwood is going to create more traffic and more dangerous situations for local residents to pull out of their streets (such as lakeside drive and fox valley drive). If there was a future plan for installation of speed humps on montwood drive to slow drivers down it would really help with this concern.

Thanks for listening and good luck!

Lydia
Name Withheld
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Dear Mr Doyle,
Opposition to the Clarence Property Development Proposal / Super Lot 5 at Epiq, Lennox Head NSW 2478
I am writing to express my concerns about the development application from Clarence Property at Lot 5, Epiq, Lennox Head, 2478. I am opposed to this development.
This new development is devastating for our community.
As a Lennox Head resident, I am shocked that blocks of land as small as 135m2 will be sold for building homes, on top of each other.
Approximately 100 tiny blocks of land, bringing an average of 2 cars per home and an average of 4 people per home.
How are schools and medical services in this area going to cope? Where are the kids going to school? The local public school is packed to the rafters and has recently had to be rezoned. Dr Surgeries and emergency rooms are already at capacity with nursing and teaching shortages in NSW continuing.
I am extremely concerned about the increased traffic and dangers of increased road traffic incidents with so many cars in the neighbourhood.
How are the roads and limited public parking spaces going to cope?
The beachfront roads are already lined with cars parking on verges on the weekend and after work/school due to limited parking in the area.
How is the environment going to cope with the increased number of people this development will bring?
Consider the fact that the approved 'Crest' development, near Epiq, has not even commenced building. This is more people and cars in the area.
Please consider the impact of this development and do not approve it for this developer. Lennox Head has grown so much in the past 5 years. As a community, many people feel it has reached its 'comfortable' peak.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Jennica Fernstrom
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Dear Mr Doyle,


Opposition to the Clarence Property Development Proposal / Super Lot 5 at Epiq, Lennox Head NSW 2478
I am writing to express my concerns about the development application from Clarence Property at Lot 5, Epiq, Lennox Head, 2478. I am opposed to this development.
This new development is devastating for our community.
As a Lennox Head resident, I am shocked that blocks of land as small as 135m2 will be sold for building homes, on top of each other.
Approximately 100 tiny blocks of land, bringing an average of 2 cars per home and an average of 4 people per home.
How are schools and medical services in this area going to cope? Where are the kids going to school? The local public school is packed to the rafters and has recently had to be rezoned. Dr Surgeries and emergency rooms are already at capacity with nursing and teaching shortages in NSW continuing.
I am extremely concerned about the increased traffic and dangers of increased road traffic incidents with so many cars in the neighbourhood.
How are the roads and limited public parking spaces going to cope?
The beachfront roads are already lined with cars parking on verges on the weekend and after work/school due to limited parking in the area.
How is the environment going to cope with the increased number of people this development will bring?
Consider the fact that the approved 'Crest' development, near Epiq, has not even commenced building. This is more people and cars in the area.
Please consider the impact of this development and do not approve it for this developer. Lennox Head has grown so much in the past 5 years. As a community, many people feel it has already reached its 'comfortable' peak.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Jennica Fernstrom
Aaron Hoffman
Object
LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
Message
Hello,

I wish to express my negative sentiment towards the proposed development known as - MP07_0026-Mod-7 - Modification 7 Lennox Head Residential Subdivision (MOD 7) for the following reasons:
• the change from an aged care facility to a multi-storey integrated development (with stairs to access top levels) will not serve the needs of an aging community. The community needs to cater for all demographics.
• the lack of provision for on street parking will almost certainly result in adverse impacts to amenity of this development and surrounding areas (as is already the case in adjacent areas that do provide on street parking, as well as a 6m building offsets from road allowing parking in the driveway (which will not be possible for this proposal)
• lot sizes which facilitate a higher density population than can be accommodated in the area without adverse impacts to surrounding amenity and infrastructure. The cumulative impacts of adjacent approved developments should be considered.
Put simply, the amendment (from aged car facility to integrated developed) appears to only benefit the developer, rather than the community as a whole. This is particularly relevant with consideration of the cumulative impacts of surrounding residential developments which have progressively sought higher and higher densities to maximise returns. The provision of an aged care facility will provide the critical infrastructure required to serve our growing community.

Regards,
Aaron Hoffman - Lennox Head.
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LENNOX HEAD , New South Wales
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Hello,

I live in Lennox Head and whilst I understand the need of more housing this Super lot 5 will absolutely destroy Lennox.

The area was not originally designed for such dense living - the roads are already struggling with the number of cars, there's no car parks, there's no spots at local schools or daycares, you have to wait days to see a doctor. Lennox cannot cope with such a development that will increase the headcount of our little town so significantly.

Please don't let this Super lot 5 to go ahead. This is not what Lennox needs.

Kind Regards

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Project Details

Application Number
MP07_0026-Mod-7
Main Project
MP07_0026
Assessment Type
SSD Modifications
Development Type
Residential & Commercial
Local Government Areas
Ballina Shire

Contact Planner

Name
Michael Doyle