Background: this development is going ahead (the State Government has pushed it through the planning process) but now the developers are back – and they want to exceed the allowable height limits.
As part of their argument, they are using the argument that they ran a design competition so, according to their interpretation of Council rules, should be granted an extra 10% in height.
We think that as a community, we should oppose this loudly and clearly because it will have an impact on our precious and ever-decreasing green space. We urge you to submit an objection.
The best objection is always one that expresses your concerns in your own words.
Having said that, if you are looking for things to mention in to an objection to the DA for 215-225 Euston Road, D/2016/989/B (pictured), something to consider might be that the 10% extra height that the applicant has applied for is not a right..
The LEP (Local Environmental Plan) sets out the rules that should govern the approval process:
“In considering whether development to which this clause applies exhibits design excellence, the consent authority must have regard to the following matters:
(a) whether a high standard of architectural design, materials and detailing appropriate to the building type and location will be achieved,
(b) whether the form and external appearance of the proposed development will improve the quality and amenity of the public domain,
(c) whether the proposed development detrimentally impacts on view corridors,
(d) how the proposed development addresses the following matters:
(i) the suitability of the land for development, …
(x) the impact on, and any proposed improvements to, the public domain,
(xi) the impact on any special character area,
(xii) achieving appropriate interfaces at ground level between the building and the public domain,(xiii) excellence and integration of landscape design.
Last date for submissions is: 24/09/2018
More details, and a link you can click to submit a submission, can be found on the City of Sydney website.
For a guide on the most effective ways to lodge an objection, click here.