January 10th, 2024106-lot subdivision plans lodged for Clunes
The township of Clunes looks as though it may be poised to expand with a planning application lodged seeking to subdivide a 29.31 hectare parcel of land to create 106 new housing lots.
Daylesford Land Development Pty Ltd have lodged the application seeking a staged multi-lot subdivision of 106 lots and removal of native vegetation at 35 Paddock Street, Clunes.
Documents recently lodged with the Hepburn Shire Council indicate the 106 proposed new residential allotments would range from 2000 square metres to 2856 square metres in size.
The proposed site for the subdivision is situated at 35 Paddock Street, neighbouring the town’s primary school, and the staged proposal includes internal roads, street trees and green space within the mooted housing estate.
The proposal is currently being advertised until January 24, enabling opportunity for public response.
Planning documents that have now been lodged with the council state: “The site is located within a lightly populated rural-residential area of Clunes, with the nearby area zoned for Low Density Residential, Farming, Rural Living and Neighbourhood Residential.
“Extensive land surrounding the property is located within the Farming Zone, with some land also identified as being environmentally significant.
“The site abuts Esmond Park, with Clunes Common Nature Conservation Reserve further to the north.”
Last year, the Hepburn Shire had forecast that 300 new dwellings would need to be built in Creswick and Clunes by 2041.
Compiled by the state government in 2014, the central highlands regional growth plan had identified Creswick as a town experiencing medium growth while Clunes had been identified as destined for limited growth and sustainable change.