San Remo,

Council approves development of Keams Land

Bass Coast Shire Council approved a planning permit for a 95 lot subdivision and removal of vegetation on Keams Land in San Remo at this week's Council meeting.

An application for the subdivision of the land into 145 lots was previously refused by both the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Council in 2013.

The revised application reduced the number of allotments, increased the average lot size and increased the area of vegetation to be retained on the site.

The application received 36 objections based on loss of views, access and traffic management, retention of vegetation and drainage.

“This application demonstrates that considerable thought has gone into the redesign of this development to that which was previously before us,” Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew commented.

“The reduction of lots proposed from 145 to 95, and the increase of the conservation reserve to 2.53 hectares is a better outcome for San Remo.

“We know that this site will be developed and the proposal before us is a win-win for the developer, the community and Council.”

Council’s General Manager Sustainable Development and Growth, Allison Jones, said the opportunity to establish an additional east west link on the site had been considered; however it was unable to be accommodated due to the topography of the land and the need to preserve significant vegetation on the site.

“Opportunities for additional east west links to be established within San Remo will continue to be considered as applications for subdivision are submitted to Council,” Ms Jones said.