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In Glossodia NSW on “Lot 156 DP 214751Caravan Park” at 66 Wattle Crescent, Glossodia, NSW:

John & Daphne Paul commented

We have resided in Glossodia since 1974 and have seen the area progress first with tar roads, then street lights and curb and guttering, town water and then eventually sewerage. Although most of these developments have improved the amenity of the area, we have noticed over the years of our residence that traffic density has increased dramatically. The increased traffic has meant that we now suffer from sometime lengthy delays getting across the Windsor or North Richmond bridges and we believe this will only get worse unless there is another bridge or an increase in the number of traffic lanes.
We are very concerned that the proposed "high density" development being proposed in wattle crescent will add substantially more traffic to an already very busy residential area. We presume that the proposed development would require many trees on the site to be removed and this will adversely impact on wildlife activity. We particularly fond of the local birdlife which utilise all of the bush in our area to live and breed.
In the past when we had septic pump out there were significant health issue with overflows from septic systems being commonplace during heavy rain. The sewerage system has removed this problem, but our understanding is that the proposed development in Wattle Crescent would need to utilise a pump out system given that the sewerage system was never designed to cater for a "high density" residential development. This would surely lead to problems in terms of increased frequency of heavy truck movements to cart the septic pump out on a roadway already suffering from increased traffic density. There may also be problems caused by overflow in times of heavy rain and this would result in pollution of the creek adjoining the property.

We are also aware that most people in Glossodia have their own vehicles to allow easy access to Windsor/Richmond and we are not sure that there would be sufficient room for adequate car parking in the proposed development. Many Glossodia homes have at least 2 or more vehicles.
If the proposed development is meant to cater for low cost residential dwellings, how can someone already struggling to afford housing afford the transport costs of travelling to Windsor/Richmond not to mention accessing employment which mostly is on the Windsor/Richmond side of the river.

We have attended meetings when this applicant previously tried to get approval for a much higher density development several years ago. We were very concerned about that proposal and are still very concerned that someone should be trying to impose a "high density" residential development in a relatively quiet rural hamlet like Glossodia.

We sincerely hope that this latest development proposal is rejected because it is entirely unsuitable for the Glossodia area.

John & Daphne Paul

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