Upper Swan clay pit plan knocked back by City

Upper Swan clay pit plan knocked back by City

CITY of Swan councillors refused plans for a clay extraction pit on Apple Street in Upper Swan.

The proposal raised concerns with residents over dust and noise that would be created by the site works if the plan was approved.

Cr Darryl Trease put forward a motion on Wednesday night to refuse the application based on the adverse impact it would have on the local amenity and that it was inconsistent with provisions in the City’s rural planning strategy.

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Cr Trease said he believed nearby residents in Upper Swan would be impacted adversely and would have to deal with noise and dust.

Cr Kevin Bailey said the proposed site was too close to residents and on that basis should be refused by the council.

Cr Henderson argued clay pits were needed to create bricks for housing.

The motion to refuse the plan was carried 9-4.