Planning application at 29 Pemberton St Oaklands Park
Nov. 23, 2017, 5:01 a.m.
The property that this structure intends to screen off (at about 2.6 metres high) is already overshadowed on its north side by a 350 m squared development built higher then the affected property not in compliance with Marion Council's overshadowing policy. The same property is also overshadowed on its easy side by a development built up by 600mm height with a resulting 2500mm high fence on the boundary. ALL boundaries surrounding this property were originally at the same level as this property before development approvals.. This screen was erected along the FRONT fence of the affected property without development approval and despite the owners objection of having 3 sides of their property now overshadowed because of developments and current council policies this retrospective-application for approval is a 'rubber stamp' approval process. The remainder of this boundary fence ( front fence) of the affected property has also been overshadowed by the carport of 29 Pemberton street as the carport has had solid material attached to the sides above fence height within about 20cm from the fence at a height well above 2100mm without development approval and is seeking retrospective approval. This is simply NOT JUST that a property is screened off and overshadowed on THREE sides by ridiculous structures and development policies. How can development policies allow this to happen. ALL council applications should consider how the properties sharing boundaries with an application are already affected by development instead of just approving applications in isolation just assessing the policies relevant to the actual application. Councils used to attend sites and visually inspect the impact on neighboring properties before they approved anything. How fair is it for a property to be overshadowed on 3 sides in a 'low to medium' density neighborhood? This is simply unsatisfactory!! The property that is affected by this 'privacy screen' application is also on the LOWER side of the fence line!!!