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Essence back to the council

The site for the proposed Essence of Peregian Beach development.
The site for the proposed Essence of Peregian Beach development. Contributed

IT MAY have been Valentines Day, but a developer was not feeling the love, after a Planning Court setback for Juliet-style balconies on his Essence of Peregian Beach units planned for the caravan park site.

Tony Scanlon of the Scanlon Group last Friday had his application for two Sunshine Coast Council approval variations, that also included 70sq m of outdoor dining, sent back to the council, denied by the Planning and Environment Court.

Mr Scanlon said on Tuesday he had been working with the council for more than seven years to make this development the best it could be, for the benefit of Peregian.

He said it was now down to two small matters to be sorted out.

Residents represented by the Peregian Beach Community Association formally objected to allowing these outdoor building extensions and the court decided these changes would have to go back to council and be publicly advertised.

"The judge decided that these changes were significant enough that they would have to be advertised, so the community could have a say on the matter," community association spokesman Barry Cotterell said.

The Essence is marketed as "a resort village of 30 beach shacks and 32 three bedroom apartments, tucked into the spectacular natural environment".

Mr Cotterell said the court had already allowed for what his group was told were "minor internal changes" to the accommodation layout, which saw 14 units, meant to be backpacker-style hostel accommodation, now to sleep just 30.

"We saw it as the developer, having won (council development) approval based on providing more affordable accommodation, now wanting to upgrade to motel-style accommodation," Mr Cotterell said.

However, Mr Scanlon said there would still be dormitory style accommodation in these rooms, to sleep 58.

Mr Cotterell said the Scanlon noise report mentioned outdoor dining for 56 patrons and residents were concerned that this, along with noise from the proposed 10 Juliet balconies, would impact on the local amenity.

Mr Scanlon said the Juliet balconies were designed to allow people to have some "breathing space" while the Peregian village was full of outdoor dining - much of it closer to residents than the Essence would be.

"We will be making application (for the balconies and the outdoor dining) in the same lawful manner that we always go about our developments," Mr Scanlon said.

Mr Scanlon said the Essence would be staged because of the tougher economic climate.

The community association did not have any objection to this staging and said the global financial crisis would make it hard for any major redevelopment of the site to proceed.

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