More than 30 issues have been flagged in relation to a proposed development for the former Dairy Farmers site.
The issues have been outlined in a report that will go before Bathurst Regional Council on Wednesday night, informing councillors of the development application that has been received.
The report summarises the proposal as seeking to create "a mixed-use development" that will include office/business premises, food and drink premises and serviced apartments.
There is also a five lot subdivision proposed and the development would be undertaken in stages.
Under council policy, the DA was advertised and notified to adjoining property owners from September 30 to October 15.
During this time, five submissions were received.
The report identifies several issues regarding the addition of more commercial spaces in the Bathurst CBD.
One point says the provision of more retail floor space "is not justified given the current level of existing vacancies".
"A comprehensive retail impact assessment has not been provided to demonstrate the justification for the provision of a significant amount of additional retail floor space," another point reads.
There is also concern the proposal "could lead to long term detrimental impacts on the viability and vitality" of the CBD.
The report also notes that there are multiple privacy and overshadowing concerns for adjoining residential properties, with one being that the development would lead to "reduced solar energy collection" to properties south-east of the site.
Submissions also request that the development not be constructed in stages.
While the report on the DA will be up for discussion on Wednesday, the DA will be referred to a future council meeting for determination.
This is not the first time that a plans have been put forward for the old Dairy Farmers site.
A similar plan was rejected by council in 2016 due to a range of issues, including the height and bulk of the proposed building and insufficient parking allocations.
Local heritage advocates also objected to the development, feeling it didn't fit in with Bathurst's heritage landscape.
So far, two issues have been raised regarding heritage in the new proposal.