Sunday, August 22, 2010

Planning for 220 Esplanade East

A planning application for this site came to Council's Statutory Planning Committee on 16 August for four double storey attached dwellings with roof top terraces - two to Esplanade East, and two to McCormack St.
The planning officer supported the proposal with modifications but Council refused it. [I supported the officer's recommendation on the basis that there was no heritage protection of the property, and because of the very similar proposal approved by VCAT at 161 Esplanade West]
It is quite likely that Council's decision will be appealed to VCAT.
If so, there is a significant queue at VCAT meaning an appeal may only be heard next year.
The very beautiful magnolia tree in the front yard which was proposed to be removed in the proposal will bloom undisturbed this August.
The site is in the Emerald Hill ward.

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