Latest Plans for Sutton’��s Farm Revealed

Latest Plans for Sutton’��s Farm Revealed

IF development goes ahead, historic Sutton’s Farm could be enclosed by real estate on one side and shops on the other.

The farm, on Apollo Place in Halls Head, was bought in 2013 by businessman Paul Lance.

His plan was to turn the old buildings into a restaurant, a wine bar or a coffee house.

The latest local structure plan submitted to council on behalf of Mr Lance, shows that some of the land surrounding the existing buildings would be used for housing or shopping upon approval.

The proposed plan provides for a residential or tourist development at the northern edge of the site at a density of R40.

R40 allows for minimum lot sizes of 180 square metres per dwelling.

These dwellings would come with private jetties. There will also be a public jetty.

The plan shows a residential development at the southern edge of the site at a density of R40 and with a maximum height potential of nine metres, which is about two stories.

The plan includes new uses for the existing heritage buildings, which could be turned into a restaurant, tavern, small bar, guesthouse or short stay accommodation.

Trees located in the area including the Norfolk Island Pine and European Olive trees, are to be retained.

An area of private open space will be retained around the heritage buildings for the public.

New planning regulations require these plans to be immediately advertised and then approved or refused by the WA Planning Commission.

The City of Mandurah is seeking public comment on the development of the farm here.

Comments must be submitted before February 19.