The fate of a proposed boarding house hangs in the balance.
The development is a three-storey, 19-room building with a communal lounge located at two Walker Street in Bowral.
Wingecarribee Shire Councillors voted to defer the development application for the boarding house at a meeting on August 14.
The project was initially refused in late 2018 due to carparking and accessibility issues, and concerns about the design not being in keeping with the character of the street.
Neighbour to the development site Sonia Carnovale addressed councillors at the meeting.
Ms Carnovale said she was concerned about traffic in the street.
"If you ever walk down Walker Street during business hours, you'll see there's not a car park to spare," she said.
Sonia Carnovale said her second concern about the project was security.
"If I'm overshadowed [by the building], I'll now have concerns about working late," she said.
"If we've got security issues then we have business issues as well."
Andrew Lowden spoke against the recommendation from council staff to refuse the development.
Read also: Ivan Milat remains in Sydney hospital
He said he would like to meet with councillors to discuss the application.
"[The aim is to] provide a mix of different housing types," he said.
"[Walker Street is] a prime spot for that to occur."
Cr McLaughlin asked Nick Wilton about the potential tenure of the boarding house.
"Can it be used for an Airbnb and short stay visits?"
"There will be a management plan. At the end of the day, boarding houses can be used for short stays and longer periods," Mr Wilton replied.
Wingecarribee councillors voted unanimously for the application be deferred to enable the applicant and staff to seek ways to amend the proposal to comply with planning requirements.
Read also: Fire at Braemar pot shop