Greater Hume councillors have rejected a property owner's bid to establish a primitive camping ground following strong opposition from residents.
Three neighbours last night spoke in opposition to the proposal for land on Kanimbla Road in Holbrook, raising impacts on privacy, amenity, land use and Billabong Creek, with a potential access point to the PCG being through one of the opponent's property.
Councillor Denise Osborne moved a motion to refuse the application.
"This is not in an area one would normally consider for this type of camping, be it productive farming land," she said.
"My understanding is the proponent of this development lives further away from it than the people who are neighbouring it.
"It's not in an area where people would normally come and go, other than the families who live there - I can't see any huge merits in approving the application."
Cr Tony Quinn said the 20 development conditions applied to the proposed two-hectare site, which included that no more than four camp sites be permitted at a time, were adequate for it to be approved.
"It's on private property ... under planning law and legalities, it ticks all the boxes," he said.
The motion to refuse the application was voted in, 5-4.
Councillors also voted 5-4 to carry Cr Quinn's motion to alter a recommendation regarding funding which council could receive from a solar development at Jindera.
Under the to-be-negotiated voluntary planning agreement, council would receive about $2 million, with an initial payment being $500,000.
A dispute centered around whether that first payment should go to a new Jindera Multi-purpose Hall or totally to roads projects, as proposed by Cr Quinn.
But Cr Doug Meyer proposed that the caveat be removed, arguing council "should decide how the money is spent down the track", and was successful.
Council will not be in line for any funding if the solar farm is not approved by the NSW government.