Ipswich City Council has approved the first stage of a large residential housing development adjacent to Staines Memorial College.
Planning and Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said council had approved an application from Western Land Corporation Pty Ltd for the reconfiguration of one large allotment into 40 smaller land parcels.
``This application represents stage one of a future planned 21-stage residential development in this area,'' Cr Tully said.
Cr Tully (pictured) said the northern boundary of the development was adjacent to Staines Memorial College, while the eastern boundary fronted School Rd.
Division 9 Councillor Sheila Ireland said an internal road network to be constructed as part of the development would connect the first stage to School Rd.
Cr Ireland said under conditions imposed on the developer by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, a bus turnaround area would need to be constructed.