Further to my previous rant about dramas for Casa Creakingbones, there has been some progress.
Last Friday our local Council granted me an extension until close of business next Tuesday 12th May, 2015 to lodge objections to the proposed development of a vast commercial zone adjacent to my little bit of paradise.
Armed with that little bit of good news I put all other activity on hold and proceeded to develop a cohesive submission to Council outlining the objections to the proposed development.
Not including attachments and photographs where appropriate, the submission runs to 14 close typed A4 pages.
The submission covers issues such as a proposed supermarket, main road realignment, drainage, road noise and travel times, visual pollution, parking, general noise pollution, economic impact on our town’s CBD, commercial lighting, anti social behaviour and street crime, alterations to the streetscape and finally, the impact of odours from proposed fast food outlets.
Tomorrow I’ll deliver the document to the Council, a day early. No extra marks will be awarded for my deadline beater.
The next step may be an invitation from Council to address a meeting of the Council in the presence of the development proponents to voice my objections.
I hope I am granted that opportunity.
In any event, the outcome is in the hands of the local administration.
All I can do now is await their determination.
Should the outcome be in my favour, then no doubt the developer will change the nature of the proposal and resubmit it.
It is a war of attrition with no live rounds fired. Much like being on a perpetual roundabout.
So, its hoo roo for now and stand by for the next exciting instalment.