TWO Albury councillors say they would not want to live in a 92-lot subdivision to be built at Thurgoona.
David Thurley and John Stuchbery panned the design of stage four and five of Woolshed Estate, south of Thurgoona golf course and off Kerr Road.
The developer, through Albury firm Blueprint Planning and Development, responded by stating it would only provide more open space if it received compensation from the council.
Planner James Laycock told the council that involved the city paying $200,000 in damages for four housing lots, totalling 4219 square metres, becoming park land.
He added the council would need to provide play equipment, basketball area, seating, bins, bubbler, paths and fencing for the area.
Council staff reported such a deal could not be met under relevant legislation.
Cr Thurley noted the $200,000 offer came in the context of a profit expectation of $4.6 million from the developer.
"I wouldn't want to live there," he said.
"The smallest block is 404 square metres, the largest is 540 square metres, these are small blocks and no public open space and that's the problem I've got."
Cr Stuchbery said "this is not a good development and I also wouldn't want to live there and wouldn't want to bring children up there".
Deputy mayor Amanda Cohn said she believed the developer had not engaged in negotiations in "good faith" and the "demands" were "unreasonable".
Councillors Darren Cameron and Henk van de Ven both noted the design had complied with planning regulations.
The latter said the market would determine if there was a demand for the blocks.
The five who backed the project were Cr Thurley, Cr Cameron, Cr van de Ven and former mayor Alice Glachan and mayor Kevin Mack.
Nays were Cr Cohn and Cr Stuchbery and Murray King.