Planning application at 16-22 Gatehouse Drive Kensington VIC 3031
April 3, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
As a current resident of Gatehouse Drive I would also like to strongly object the proposed development of 16-22 Gatehouse Drive and would like to re-iterate some of the previous comments above.
The proposed development will result in the following issues for local residents:
1. Insufficient parking for many of us who require street parking. 2. Increase traffic related noise in what is already a busy street which is inappropriately used as a thoroughfare for those cutting between Smithfield Rd and Kensington Rd. 3. Unacceptable congestion for residents wanting to exit Gatehouse Drive on to Smithfield Rd (currently during peak periods there area already queues of cars extending the entire length of Gatehouse drive). 4. Our neighbourhood being transformed from a pleasant suburb to a densely- populated nightmare for local residents which detrimental for the local community.
Given many of us local residents have objected to this development I strongly urge the council to take this into consideration to ensure Kensington is not spoiled by an excessive number of high-rise apartments. It would be much appreciated if bureaucrats would listen to the local residents of the community rather being influenced by financial gains from new and unnecessary developments in this area.
From Dr Hayley Legrand to local councillor Cathy Oke