Planning application at 21 Northumberland Road, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044
Jan. 11, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
I am writing to express my dismay and strong objection to the proposed development in Northumberland road, a few minutes' walk form my home in Gaffney Street. While I support medium density development, this proposal for 73 dwellings on such a small site has so many flaws it is hard to see it would be even considered at all. The small size of apartments, the lack of sustainable parking (proximity to the station alone does not remove most people's need for a car for many other activities), and traffic congestion in surrounding streets will have a significant negative effect on residents in the area. Regardless of the zoning, this location is a quiet, fairly narrow residential street and this proposed development would be completely out of character. As other people have observed, the 7 storey proposal may be a strategy on the part of the developer to try and get 5 or 6 storeys approved as some kind of compromise, but this still would not be acceptable. In this area, medium density dwellings can work well at 2-3 storeys but going up to 5-7 with such small tightly packed dwellings is a completely different matter. I urge you to do everything you can to prevent this development going ahead. Kind regards, Sally Warmington.
From Sally Warmington to local councillor Natalie Abboud