COMPROMISE on a controversial housing project has been applauded after a developer reduced the proposal from six units to four.
Orange City Council approved the development on a double lot on Lily Pilly Place, a tiny cul-de-sac part of one of the recent subdivisions off William Maker Drive.
Residents opposed the six units in June when the matter was last put to councillors, saying it was an overdevelopment of the site and residents would struggle to park in the street.
Councillors deferred the matter pending negotiations with the developer.
As a result, staff reported "favourable discussions" with the developer and the proposal was amended to include four three-bedroom homes.
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The number would have been the maximum allowed had the two lots not been merged.
One public submission received on the new design raising concerns about overlooking and a condition was added for a 2.1-metre fence and extra plants to solve the issue.
Councillor Jason Hamling said it was a good result.
"That's negotiation from the developer with staff and they've come back with a positive outcome," he said.
Councillor Scott Munro concurred.
"It's when you don't have compromise you're disappointed," he said.
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