Now it’s 21: Catholic Diocese’s new plan for Westbourne Drive land

PLANS to develop the first 21 lots of a new residential subdivision at Llanarth have been submitted to Bathurst Regional Council.

The development application (DA), lodged by the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, was originally submitted for a 48-lot subdivision but was later altered to 29 lots.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SoEE) submitted with the DA last year showed the development consisted of 29 allotments (28 residential lots and one residue lot), new roads and an extension of Westbourne Drive.

A new SoEE has now been been submitted for a new road and 21 lots, ranging in size from 690 square metres to 830 square metres. 

The minimum lot size allowed under council’s Development Control Plan is 550 square metres.

“Each lot will be fully serviced [with] reticulated water and sewer, gas, electricity and telecommunications,” the SoEE states.

“It is proposed that the lots will be completed in one stage.”

The SoEE also states there will be a number of new roads required to be built for the subdivision.

“The roads have been designed to meet the specifications stated in the DCP and council’s engineering department has been consulted with respect to the overall design and the design and construction of the roads and drainage will be in accordance with council’s engineering works and civil engineering construction guidelines.”

The site has already been cleared so there will be no need to take down trees as part of the planned redevelopment.