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Deagon Area Excluded From Sandgate Draft Plan

Story: Sandgate Guide
Nov 25, 2019
Deagon Area Excluded From Sandgate Draft Plan
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced proposed changes to Deagon will be excluded from the draft Sandgate District Neighbourhood Plan.

Consultation to prepare the draft strategy was launched early this year after a community petition requested council update the Neighbourhood Plan in the area to guide future development.

Almost half of all submissions related to rezoning around Deagon train station and a majority of responses raised concerns.

“Based on the intensive consultation undertaken, feedback indicated a strong objection to the idea of allowing any townhouses or units up to three storeys in the immediate vicinity of the Deagon Train Station,” Cr Schrinner said.

“I have listened to concerns and as a result, I want to assure residents that this aspect will not be included in the Neighbourhood Plan going forward.

“Council also received a lot of submissions expressing views on how to revitalise Sandgate’s town centre to ensure the special character of the area is maintained while also creating a vibrant commercial precinct that drives jobs and economic growth.

“All of these views, whatever they are, will be taken into consideration as part of the plan’s preparation.

“The draft strategy is based on local community submissions – feedback received on the draft strategy then guides the preparation of the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

“This is only the first step in the consultation process.  Residents, businesses and community groups will again have the opportunity in 2020 to have their say on a revised plan.

The next phase of consultation will be next year as Council works to create a draft Neighbourhood Plan for the future of Sandgate, Deagon and Shorncliffe.