Planning permission granted for place of worship
Cessnock City Council approved a development application proposing the establishment of a place of public worship and funeral home on Buchanan Road, Buchanan.
The proposal was recommended for approval pursuant of Section 80 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), subject to conditions of consent.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the development application complied with the relevant planning provisions.
“Council carefully considered the public submissions and planning merit. Last night's decision is a reflection of that”, Cr Pynsent.
The Development Application was assessed against:
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;
Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000;
Council policies; and
Other relevant planning controls.
The development includes a place of public worship, funeral home, ablutions facility, car parking, intersection upgrade and a picnic and recreation area.
A notice of determination will be issued to the applicant by Council stipulating the conditions of consent which the applicant is required to comply with prior to, during, and at the completion of construction.
The applicant will also need to obtain both a Construction Certificate and Occupation Certificate, both of which require a number of criteria to be met before being issued.