Plan to assist Town of Claremont in assessing new developments

Plan to assist Town of Claremont in assessing new developments

A PLAN to assist Town of Claremont assess new dwellings along Stirling Highway has been developed.

The Planning for Increased Residential Density along Stirling Highway (SH Study) will help guide council plan for apartments to fill State Government housing targets, as outlined in the Directions 2031 report and draft Peel and Perth @ 3.5 million report; each estimated 2200 new homes would need to be built in Claremont, with densities up to R100 along Stirling Highway east of the town.

“There will be public consultation when there is a town planning scheme amendment for this, when every single affected person will be contacted,” Mayor Jock Barker said at Tuesday’s council meeting.

A council staff reported the North East Precinct development near the former Claremont Oval could house 370 of the homes, leaving 930 to be built elsewhere.

But former councillor Mike Balf said he was concerned council could lose control of the SH Study, its detail and intent if “normal, run-of-the mill” public consultation, lasting about six weeks and including an information session, was not conducted on Claremont’s “most important issue in the past 10 to 15 years”.

Town planning and development manager David Vinnicombe stressed, however, “nothing is cast in stone” by the plan and the Town still needed to complete amendments on it.