Shoalhaven News

Push to double the size of Berry


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A developer is asking Shoalhaven City Council to examine the possibility of expanding the Berry Township, but it's a long way off from approval.

The owners of property on Hitchcock's Lane at Berry want the land to be rezoned to an RS Low-Density Residential Zone with a 500 square metre minimum lot size and a maximum 8.5m building height.

The proponents Cowman Stoddart Pty Ltd have told Council the Huntingdale Park development has been selling quickly and there’s a need to keep up with demand.

But Stuart Coughlan from the Berry Forum who addressed Council last night (Tuesday) says doubling the towns amount of residential dwellings would be too much.

"The town has about 480 dwellings...Huntingdale Park Estate will contain 300, of which less than 100 have been built and this proposal will add another 150" Mr Coughlan told Council.

"So essentially, that area, new buildings, is 450 compared to the existing town", he said.

Should the Berry township be expanded to accommodate the Sydney overspill? Let us know in the comments.

Story: Andrew Page

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