LETTER: Council gift?

Dear Editor,

Now that your paper has reported on Councillor Miller’s rezoning application, what about some publicity and public exhibition for Mr Hancock’s approval, given by Mayor Paul Green and his band of supportive councillors, to 3 x 1 hectare lots with magnificent views on Little Forest Mountain.

If this approval becomes part of the adopted LEP the existing councillors have in fact given the Hancock family a donation of $1.5 million.

Council staff did not recommend approval and most of the comments made by Mr Sweet in his excellent submission concerning the Miller applications are valid for the Hancock submission also.

Jeanette Robinson, Milton

EDITOR’S NOTE:

The Times touched on this issue in its editorial last week and pointed to the need for the incoming council to revisit the draft LEP if it is to have any credibility with the public.

The Times has been advised that the ‘Our Shoalhaven’ community campaign is now seeking a meeting with the NSW Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard to discuss concerns regarding the draft Shoalhaven Local Environment Plan (SLEP).

“We’re disturbed that a majority of councillors abused decision-making processes and on occasions displayed distain for community representatives and their submissions,” spokesperson Alan Burrows said this week.

“The recommendations of over 3000 community submissions have been largely ignored.”

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