Transport for NSW concerns for petrol station in Scone

IN letters sent to Council, Transport for New South Wales has highlighted a range of issues for a proposed service station development on Aberdeen Street, Scone and suggested the development may be better suited to the northern or southern end of the bypass.

Read: Development debacle deepens.

Public submissions on the development close tomorrow, with Council to then decide if they will pass an additional permit of use to support the development.

The letters are referenced in the materials currently on public display and obtained copies: April 30, 2019 and August 14, 2020.

The first letter is in response to plans to rezone the land for the development and Transport for NSW raised many concerns including:

Statements in the proposal claim the bypass was designed to accommodate a service station development St Aubins, these claims were refuted and Transport for NSW directed the misleading statements be removed from the document.
Insufficient review of the negative impacts on loss of trade to existing Scone businesses.
The stormwater indicates flood levels will increase by 100mm at surrounding properties and 500mm across St Aubins Street, “this would not appear to be acceptable and Council should consider this impact.”
No intersection modelling has been carried out. The road safety audit should be conducted by a qualified team.
Headlight glare from vehicles entering and exiting the site.
Reclassification of roads: Aberdeen Street and St Aubins.
Noise and light spill impact from the development and additional traffic on existing residents
Potential environmental impact (contamination) of water table
Negative impact on existing businesses
Negative impact (reduced growth) to other existing business areas, such as the industrial/commercial development at the north of Scone.
The advice from Transport for NSW was the development “may be better suited at the proposed interchanges located at the northern and southern ends of the bypass by providing safer access points for heavy vehicle movements to and from the bypass.”

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