A three-cabin farm stay on Griffin Road has been approved by Cabonne Council.
Consent for the short-term accommodation venture was given in 2019, however the applicant later amended the development application.
The site is a rural allotment on the south-eastern side of Griffin Road, about 1km south-west of the intersection of Griffin Road and Mitchell Highway.
It is about 7km from Orange's CBD.
The original application sought permission for three cabins of two different designs, a new access road from Griffin Road and parking areas for the cabins.
The amended DA had all three cabins with the same design.
The recommendation to Cabonne councillors stated: "The modification proposal involves amending the layout of the accommodation buildings to reduce their footprint but will still provide temporary accommodation for two people."
The cabins will be located in the same spots - towards the south-eastern corner of the lot - as in the original DA.
"The modified development does not pose any significant changes and the overall height, external finishes and configuration are consistent with that of the original approval.
"Accordingly, it is considered that the modification does not significantly change the relationship to the adjoining properties.
"[It] does not involve a significant change to the nature and intensity of the approved use.
"It is therefore considered that the modified proposal is precisely the same use for which consent was originally granted."
The amended development application did not "compromise" the "visual and privacy impacts of the neighbour".
The cabins are now proposed to consist of a single floor building with an internal area of 26.02 square metres and an external deck area of 7.07 square metres.
Each building will consist of a bedroom (opening on to a deck), a bathroom, kitchenette and fireplace.
The cabins will be constructed with an 'A' frame extending from 4.78m at the front to 3.21m at the rear.
No changes were proposed to the access or operational details of the cabins.
A water supply of 8480 litres is proposed for each cabin, while a centrally located solar tower and windmill with an incorporated battery would provide electricity for each cabin.
No connection to mains power or any additional water services were proposed.
Water supply and stormwater disposal was also amended, with roof water to be captured via an exempt farm building and then re-used to supply the cabins.
Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of via agricultural drains.
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