Permission sought for underground tanks

The owner of a site where Central Coast Council has refused to permit a fence has now sought permission for two underground rainwater tanks.
The owner Mr Tony Denny has taken the fence refusal to the Land and Environment Court.
Permission for the underground tanks was originally sought in April.
The application initially included a request for an equestrian arena but an amended statement of environmental effects submitted in June only mentions the tanks.
The applicant CEO Architectural said the proposal would involve excavating and earthworks and concrete structures.
Public submissions on the council website DA Tracker show opposition to the development.
One submission said the amended statement still had insufficient information to permit a proper and adequate assessment.
It said the application described the proposal as including two water tanks while the plan only showed one.
It provided for a depth of 2.4m for the tank yet it describes the necessary excavation as minimal and identifies the site as class 5 for acid sulphate soils, increasing the likelihood of intersection with those soils at such a depth.
The submission said the tanks were said to be for rainwater but there was no nearby structure to allow this to occur.
It also mentioned that water would be extracted from an approved bore to be drilled yet no detail of this approval was provided. The comment added that Water NSW needed to be consulted.

DA Tracker, 3 Jul 2019
DA 56341, Central Coast Council

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