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We as the Redlynch community write with serious concerns about the proposed development adjacent to St Andrews Catholic College and opposite Redlynch State School. Having read the details are utterly devastated at the proposal to subdivide this beautiful lot of land into 100's of tiny residential lots.

It is fair to say that there has been substantial development in Redlynch over the past 15 years. Much of which has been welcomed by the majority of Redlynch Residents. However, we as a community now feel that there are more than enough small to mid size blocks offering a wealth of family accommodation in the area. To now propose a development of lot sizes between 300 and 500 sqm is entirely unnecessary. Some of our local residents reside on acre blocks which are not eligible for subdivision. Yet only 2kms away, the proposal is to now subdivide into tiny residential blocks. Should a proposal be considered we would request that it be for larger lots affording larger houses with potentially larger price tags, ensuring Redlynch maintains a balance of accomodation and a balance of socio economic groups. This would have the additional benefit of placing less strain on local infrastructure such as parking, roads, access bridges and local amenities such as parks, playgrounds etc. Given the current transport infrastructure provides no passenger transport to the proposed area, along with the fact that access to Cairns CBD is already overwhelmed from this part of Cairns, we feel that subdivision at the volumes suggested will only serve to pose more difficulties and strain on access to and from this area.

We would urge council to reconsider the proposal in its current form. If any development is to proceed please give due consideration to lot sizes above 800m2. This would be more in keeping with the area upon which the development encroaches and would have a substantially lower environmental impact all round.

Signed the Redlynch Community.

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