A drive-through bottle shop will be the latest addition to a small scale commercial centre being developed in Thurgoona if plans are approved by Albury Council on Tuesday night.
The development application for the Diamond Drive proposal will be presented to councillors for determination with staff recommending the $1.353 million plans be approved.
Proposed hours of operation are Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm, excluding public holidays, with NSW Police consulted as part of the assessment process.
Police identified the crime risk for the development as low and and advice regarding crime prevention and use of CCTV has been attached to conditions of operation.
Further scrutiny of operations will come when a liquor licence to operate is sought.
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A car wash was the first business to open in the Diamond Drive precinct and once fully developed will also be home to car wash, childcare centre and a veterinary clinic.
Due to the bottle shop not providing on-site consumption council planning staff consider it not to be out of place in the area which has been earmarked to eventually develop into a "major neighbourhood centre".
Proponents have included plans for seven onsite car parking spaces at the rear and a covered two-lane drive-through service area.
The building will have 288 square metres of retail floor area and 298 square metres of stock storage area.
It will be a single storey building.
No opposition was raised to the proposed development with plans submitted by Blueprint Planning on behalf of Batten Properties.
"The development is considered appropriate to the context and setting of the site," council planning staff noted.
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