Coffs Coast Outlook understands that the proponent for developing Lot 2 near Sawtell had asked to withdraw from the Land and Environment Court Hearing, and the court has granted their wish.
This means they have relinquished any right of appeal and the matter will be brought to a close. Coffs Harbour City Council will now most likely pursue their considerable costs from the development proponent.
The official statement reads: “The applicant has been granted leave to file a notice of discontinuance which they will do by close of business Monday” (that being Monday 24th Feb)
Dave Woods, the spokesperson for the large group of local residents and friends who have been opposed to the controversial DA since it was made in April 2018, said “we are obviously very very happy … and relieved!”
Previous CCO stories on this can be found here; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/lot-2-sawtell-road-dispute-headed-for-court/ and here; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/the-latest-on-lot-2-and-other-da-applications-in-sawtell/ and. lastly, here too; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/what-is-happening-with-lot-2-sawtell/