Several historically significant buildings have been saved in the Southern Highlands.
The Southern Highland News has learned that a Development Application for a 108-bed residential care facility in Aitken Road, Bowral, was formally withdrawn on May 14.
The latest news follows an interim heritage ordered placed on properties located in Aitken Road in early-2019.
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The driving force behind the campaign to save the early 20th century buildings in the street, Alexandra Springett described the "amazingly wonderful win" as proof that "Davids can fell Goliaths."
In late 2018 residents in and near the leafy street in 'Old' Bowral learned that two properties constructed by renowned early 20th century Bowral builder, Alf Stephens, were under threat of being lost in a proposed redevelopment plan.
A development application had been lodged for a residential care facility on a property at 39-41 Aitken Road.
This application proposed the demolition of all the buildings on the site and the removal of 37 trees.
The 108-bed facility was to be built by Lendlease and operated by Catholic Healthcare.
One of the properties earmarked for development was 'Grantham', home to a historic cricket pitch. This was regularly used by a young Sir Donald Bradman at the invitation of former Bowral mayor and builder Alf Stephens who also lived at Grantham.
Residents rallied Wingecarribee Shire Council and by January, 2019 council placed an Interim Heritage Order over the property and four of its neighbors.
On July 10, 2019 Wingecarribee councillors voted unanimously to support the permanent heritage listing of Aitken Road in Bowral.
Excited about the news Mrs Springett thanked all involved in the campaign to save the Aitken Road properties.
"Thank you to all of you who have worked hard towards this outcome - to all our great council staff and councillors, to the supportive board of Bradman, and the street residents who've put in time and legwork to make this happen," she said.
"This was a real team effort. We are so going to have a 'street party' in due course!"