Planning application at 83-89 Coventry Street Southbank VIC 3006
June 30, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
I think it is should be prohibited by law to build high rise residential buildings right next to each other in 2 metres distance or just across the narrow row. People who look at their windows and see nothing but concrete wall or their neighbour apartment in fact live in no-window boxes with beds, like in a prison. The law should determine the distance between all future high rise residential buildings, e.g. no less than 100m from each other. There also should be a law that would oblige developers to create (within that 100m radius area) green zones, parks and/or playgrounds, other socially useful infrastructure for future residents of the building that they are seeking a approval for.
From Anton Zambzhytski to local councillor Rohan Leppert
A permit has already been issued for 87-89 Coventry Street. The permit was issued based on informally substituted plans which responded to concerns raised by our urban planners over the original plans. These informally substituted plans therefore superseded the advertised plans which you may have seen.
The final plans were for a building that was under the height control of 60m, and compliant with the 10m tower separation requirements of the scheme (with one exception being a pinch point of 9.52m which nevertheless met the built form objectives of the control). This 10m tower separation control was introduced by the Planning Minister in November 2016.
You can see the full report of our planners here: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-council/committees-meetings/meeting-archive/MeetingAgendaItemAttachments/773/13868/AGENDA%20ITEM%206.2.pdf
The recommendation in that report was carried unanimously.
Best regards, Rohan
Cr Rohan Leppert City of Melbourne
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