LIMITS on the number of people using an evangelical church planned for Ploughmans Lane are set to pave the way for a 10pm closing time.
The church, already approved on the northwestern corner of Cargo Road in May, will come back before Orange City Council after the developer asked to amend the operating hours.
In May, councillors limited the opening hours to 8am-7pm on Monday to Thursday, 8am-10pm on Friday and Saturday and 9am-7pm on Sunday.
But in September, the developer asked for a 10pm close seven days a week and a 7am start on Sundays – the earlier opening was requested so services could be prepared for a 9am start.
Council staff accepted the hours provided no more than 40 people were on site after 8pm on Monday to Thursday and no more than 20 people were on site after 9pm on Sunday.
An acoustic report found the limits would allow noise conditions to be met.
Building to go
COUNCILLORS are also set to consider a proposal to demolish the former Prime7 headquarters due to vandalism.
Owner Tony Leahey said demolition was required because their was internal damage to the building, with copper wire stripped.
Power has already been disconnected to reduce any hazard associated with the vandalism.
The demolition of the building is the first stage in the redevelopment of the site – Mr Leahey also owns the neighbouring 229‑249 Lone Pine Avenue.
Several eucalypt and elm trees were proposed for removal, however staff have advised to keep them until redevelopment plans were submitted.
AFTER being deferred last month, a 24-hour service station at Lucknow has been recommended for approval.
The item was withdrawn from October’s agenda because neighbours were concerned painted medians on the Mitchell Highway, designed to provide left-in and right-out turning lanes, would affect the way they could access their property.
However, NSW Roads and Maritime Services advised they could cross the median.
Despite an offer from the developer to close at midnight, staff have recommended a 10pm closure because the impact on the village and neighbours was deemed excessive.
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