After debate a proposal for the subdivision and development of a block of land was refused at a recent council meeting.
The proposed development at 40 Sir James Fairfax Circuit in Bowral consisted of two detached dual occupancy buildings and a subsequent subdivision.
The proposed subdivision would create two lots of 570 metres squared and 500 metres squared.
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A community representative from Retford Park Estate addressed the council on October 9.
They expressed concerns about the development's impact on the streetscape and character of the area and the lack of visual and acoustic privacy for the surrounding homes.
"You have the power today to make a difference," the representative said.
The applicant Paul Samulski spoke in favour of the proposal.
"All the requests by council for changes have been addressed," Mr Samulski said.
"This configuration meets the objectives of the area."
Councillor Graham McLaughlin moved to refuse the application.
"This is a loophole that has been exploited in my opinion," he said.
"It's the bulk and scale and also it's out of character with the existing development."
Councillor Ian Scandrett said the application was not in the public interest and inconsistent with the aims and objectives of the original proposal.
The block of land was initially created in February 2018 as part of a 157 residential lot development.
Councillor Garry Turland said the issue was that the development was technically allowed to be built.
"Are we concerned that it's a subdivision or that it's two properties?" he asked.
Councillor Grahame Andrews said the developer was entitled to develop the dual occupancy project.
"It should be allowed to go through," he said.
The motion to refuse the application was passed and the proposal was declined.