A rural property with one house would be turned into a 19-unit complex under plans before Orange City Council.
The proposal is for one hectare of land near the Philip Shaw winery on Shiralee Road.
Five of the units would be built facing Shiralee Road with the rest connected by internal roads.
The development will require the removal of a number of treesDA to Orange council
The existing house would be retained as the largest of all the units in the complex.
A development application for the work is on public exhibition at council until Friday July 2.
It says the unit sizes ranged from 320 to 470 square metres.
"This multi dwelling housing development represents an opportunity to create a distinct residential environment, with a defined character and identity," the DA states.
"The broad frontage of the site enables the creation of five street facing dwellings that will encourage a sense of place with attractive frontages and a streetscape that remains cohesive with the desired future character of the broader Shiralee estate."
The development will require demolition of a shed, a garage and other structures.
"The development will require the removal of a number of trees," it said.
A row of native trees covering about 400 square metres are among those to be removed.
"The majority of the trees are introduced species or native species that were planted for residential landscaping purposes," it said.
"The native trees in particular are planted as a driveway row and have no formed understorey.
"They do not represent habitat for threatened or endangered species."
It said the tree loss would be offset by landscaping in the development.
The complex would add traffic to Shiralee Road and the region however the DA states it would not be concentrated.
"The development which comprises 19 x three bedroom units has the potential to generate approximately 95 to 123 daily vehicle trips and 10 to 12 weekday peak hour vehicle trips," it said.
The complex would be on a community title.
Meanwhile, a proposed change to zoning in the Shiralee area that would allow for smaller blocks of land ends a period of public exhibition on Monday.
The proposal has come from developers of the Clearview residential estate, approved by council last December.
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