Planning application at 20 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Helen Oliver-Skuse sent a message to Samantha Ratnam.

Samantha Ratnam
Helen Oliver-Skuse
Planning application at 20 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:35 a.m.
I am tired of developers requesting reduction in parking requirements when clearly the majority of Australians, even in tiny apartments, own cars. Not mention the visitors that they may attract. The current request a waiver in the loading bay requirement too. How do they expect deliveries to be made to the shop at the base of the development? Any business needs deliveries and Nicholson Street has constant traffic requiring a loading bay, preferably easily accessible so that it does not block traffic or detrimentally affect other local businesses.
I have no problem with some of the developments that are occurring in our area but we have just about reached a peak. People have to live somewhere and it is better not to destroy Melbourne's green belt. is essential that the ambience of this area is maintained and that the small cafes and shops are not dwarfed by the huge apartment blocks. There is a great sense of community in North Fitzroy but too many of these vast developments could put paid to that. Most of the apartments going up are not taking green land they are replacing old warehouses etc but wouldn't this be a great opportunity to insist on areas of green be incorporated within them? Surely the benefits to the environment and the residents of the apartments is obvious. Getting that to happen may well take a bit of brave leadership from our council......??!

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Planning Application for 20 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Description: Construction of a shop and 14 dwellings up to four stories, a reduction in car parking requirement, a waiver of the loading bay requirement and alteration to a Road Zone Category 1 (removal of a crossover)

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