Longford planning approval

PLANNING Minister Richard Wynne has given Wellington Shire Council approval to rezone two areas of land along Andrews Rd, Longford, from the Farming Zone to the Rural Living Zone in the Wellington Planning Scheme.

The amendments, known as C82 and C83, provide the opportunity for each area of land to be used for rural residential purposes in accordance with Council’s adopted Sale, Wurruk and Longford Structure Plan.

Amendment C82 was approved by the Minister on December 14 and rezones about 17 hectares of land to the Rural Living Zone.

Amendment C83, which was approved on January 15, rezones about 30 hectares of land to the Rural Living Zone but also includes a planning permit approval so that the land can be subdivided into 33 rural residential lots.

Wellington Shire mayor Carolyn Crossley said the additional residential lots in Longford will provide a significant opportunity for people looking to enjoy the benefits of a rural residential lifestyle while close to the services that a larger town such as Sale has to offer.

“The rezoning will assist in supporting further development activity and growth in Longford, enhancing its character as a desirable rural lifestyle area within Wellington,” she said.

Future planning for Longford township, is being undertaken by council officers and planning consultants. The Longford Outline Development Plan will ensure future growth of Longford is planned to meet the needs of the community.

A community consultation session was held with local residents in December last year and residents are invited to provide their feedback towards the study in an online survey. Feedback is invited until February 2, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/LongfordODP.

For more information visit council’s website and search for Amendment C82, Amendment C83 or Longford Outline Development Plan under the ‘Developing Wellington’ tab.

Alternatively, phone council’s strategic planning team on 1300 366 244.