Residents' concerns about over-development, parking congestion and loss of privacy have led to a deferral of plans to create a 15-room boarding house, with only seven car spaces.
Orange City councillors have called for talks with the developer, an on-site inspection meeting and reports into aspects including traffic, noise and solar access after they did not follow a council staff recommendation to approve the Curran Street development on Tuesday night.
Three people told council's open forum the $700,000 development would have a major impact on the neighbourhood.
Nearby resident Emma Messenger said the DA lacked the required number of car spaces and if it was units, and not a boarding house, 18 car spaces would be required.
"Near enough is not good enough in our view," she said.
Chris Barrett said his family's privacy would be effected by having the lights of cars reversing into car spaces shining into their bedrooms just 1.5 metres away.
Curran Street resident Jacqui Jasprizza said: "It is just simply an over-development. It is just simply too much for that little street to cope with."
Cr Tony Mileto said he needed more information. "Let the experts tell us what will happen there. At the moment it doesn't comply," he said.
Cr Scott Munro said there should be 'at least' one car space for every unit.
Cr Joanne McRae said there were no plans for solar access to the complex.
Cr Stephen Nugent said council should talk to the developer about presenting a revised proposal to 'decrease the intensity' of the development.
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