Port Stephens councillors have stuck by their decision to approve a controversial sub-division under the fighter jet flight path at Raymond Terrace.

It’s understood not a single councillor reconsidered their stance on the issue from when they initially approved the subdivision on May 14, despite sustained pressure from Defence officials and the Federal Government to renege on their decision.

Parliamentary Secretary of Defence, David Feeney and and Air Force Chief Marshal Geoff Brown visited the Richardson Road site on Monday, calling on Council to overturn it’s approval, saying residents would be subject to severe noise from jet fighters.

Mayor Bruce Mackenzie has taken umbrage with the decision, saying the land is zoned residential and situated merely metres from an existing housing estate.