Planning application at 99 Harding Street, Coburg VIC 3058
Sept. 12, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
The proposed development is a prime example of overdevelopment. It has a number of shortcomings:
a) Four stories is too high for this street, which is comprised almost completely of one and two storey residential buildings. b) 13 dwellings suggests, once again, one and two bedroom flats rather than family-sized apartments. c) Reduction of parking will add to congestion problems in Harding and adjacent streets. Where will residents and customers of the proposed retail establishments park? They will park in the street. This has not only congestion but safety issues if the retail are not shops but say eateries operating at night. d See above. What type of retail is being put forward? e) Given previous experience, the design of said building is likely to pay little or no attention to fitting in with the existing streetscape and built environment. f) Where is there provision for green or open space for the proposed residents? h) What about affordable housing? Will this be addressed?
As a long-term resident of Coburg, I am familiar with Harding Street. I do not oppose redevelopment of the site but what is proposed seems to be completely over-the-top. Perhaps an ambit bid?
From Annely Aeuckens to local councillor Sue Bolton