Moore is fine by us!

A $2.7 MILLION apartment complex is set to go ahead at the Coffs Harbour Jetty despite concerns over parking and building heights.

Coffs Harbour City Council on Thursday approved the 10 apartments for the intersection of Moore and Jarrett streets.

The building will have four levels: A basement level with 20 car spaces, and entry court, lift lobby and plant room; levels one and two each comprising four three-bedroom apartments and level three, comprising two three-bedroom apartments; vehicle access is from Moore Street and a pedestrian bridge is proposed from Jarrett Street to level two of the new complex; but Jarrett Street resident Charles Bellemore told the council meeting he would be directly affected by the new development.

He said there were significant problems with allowing pedestrian access to Jarrett Street, immediately behind the development.

"It will mean a car parking area will be established in Jarrett Street on the footpaths," he said.

He also believed the development would breach height restrictions.

"I feel that if you are going to have building codes, I would like to think all developments meet with these codes," he said.

Mr Bellemore also said Jarrett Street already had problems with garbage trucks gaining access to bins because of cars parked on the street.

The council's land use, health and development director, Mark Salter, said council staff believed there would be sufficient parking in Jarrett and Moore streets.

Staff have also supported the height of the development.

Residents are also worried about the proposal being an overdevelopment, vegetation loss, a decline in property valuations, the sale of part of a public road to allow the project to proceed, and heritage considerations for Moore Street.


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