Controversial manufactured home village plan approved in Mayfield

Mayfield residents Kristy Allan and Venessa Elliot.

Mayfield residents Kristy Allan and Venessa Elliot.

MAYFIELD residents have vowed not to give up the fight to stop construction of a 100-lot manufactured home village in their suburb after councillors approved the controversial plans.

The Arthur Street proposal was debated at a council meeting last week in front of a full public gallery.

Councillor Michael Osborne said the development application was not consistent with zoning objectives.

He moved a motion against a staff recommendation to approve the application, and then later to impose parking and design conditions, but was defeated both times.

Councillors were divided on whether manufactured housing was suitable for the site, with the application approved seven votes to four.

Mayfield resident Kristy Allan said the residents would explore other options, and had not ruled out legal action.

More than 103 letters, including a petition with 107 signatures, were received by the council after residents were informed of the latest plans.

Residents' concerns included zoning, overdevelopment, the character of the development, traffic, inadequate on-site parking, noise and drainage.

Cr Brad Luke chaired the meeting and said the applicants had followed all the rules and had made adjustments after receiving community feedback.

He agreed that state government legislation regarding recreational areas and caravan parks needed to be revised.

"It is an archaic set of rules and needs to be updated . . . but it [manufactured housing] is permissible on that land," he said.

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