A SUPERMARKET extension in the main street of Uralla has been given the green light after developers threatened to take further action if a decision was delayed again.
Uralla Shire Council councillors voted five to four in favour of the development application that will see the FoodWorks on the corner of Bridge and Salisbury streets extended and a new car park with 34 spaces built.
The decision has disappointed members of Uralla's Historical Society, which made multiple submissions against the project.
The society will hold a special committee meeting on Thursday to determine whether or not to take legal action on the matter.
The development application was submitted by Monteath and Poweys on behalf of FoodWorks owner Peter Hay and the project has been through the ringer with the council decision-making process.
It has been delayed, approved, rescinded and now approved again as councillors struggled to make a final decision on whether to let the supermarket expansion move forward.
The DA approval is subject to the developer complying with 51 construction conditions.
Additional conditions were added to the approval after council staff met with the developer to try to work through issues with pedestrian management, disabled access and retention of the bus stop and trees.
The new-look supermarket was first put to the council in November 2019 for additions and alterations to the FoodWorks, as well as a new carpark with 34 spaces and demolition of existing structures on the site.
It was first approved at the June council meeting, but a motion to rescind the decision was lodged by councillors shortly after for the developer to address concerns.