Sunday, 8 June 2014

Latest News on the Norwood Cork Tree

Coles Developers have lodged an appeal to the ERD Court for approval of their Development Application and the matter has been deferred to a Conciliation Conference with a view to Coles overcoming the DAP’s reasons for refusal of the application.
After the Conciliation Conference takes place on 3 July 2014, the amended plans will be analysed by Council Staff, prior to a DAP hearing on the matter. It is unlikely that this process will be finalized before the DAP meeting of 18 August 2014.
It appears that the developers wish to make modifications to their plans that will help to overcome the objections stated by the Development Assessment Panel when they refused the application. There were three principal objections, roughly: insufficient allowance for parking, removal of significant and regulated trees and finally, the frontage to Edward St.
When the new amended development plan becomes available, we will inform you. 
In the meantime, please encourage your friends to sign the petition. 
Save the Norwood Cork Tree petition site

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Coles Developers Appeal the Development Assessment Panel Decision to the ERD Court

The Norwood Cork Tree remains in danger.
We have been advised that the decision of the Development Assessment Panel of the NPSP Council to refuse approval for the Coles Development Application for the site where the Norwood Cork Tree is located, has been appealed by the applicant to the ERD Court (Environment, Resources and Development Court).
No further details are as yet available.
This means the Norwood Cork Tree remains in considerable danger of destruction by the Developer.
An appeal means that the Developer is trying to get approval for their original application, which included removal of the Norwood Cork Tree and a number of other Significant and Regulated trees on the site of the Development.
If you have not yet signed our petition, and wish to support the Norwood Cork Tree, we ask you to sign it now.