After weeks of deliberating, the Land and Environment Court have approved the Glenorie Shopping Village Shop Top Housing development submitted by Tazcol Pty Ltd. Hills Shire Council had proposed the development be refused on the grounds that:
1. The height is excessive and inconsistent with the desired future character of Glenorie,
2. The built form and scale is excessive,
3. The setbacks are inadequate,
4. The proposed loading dock is poorly located and designed,
5. Inadequate information had been provided to assess the impact on trees and stormwater disposal,
6. Unacceptable acoustic impacts, and
7. Inadequate parking provided during construction.
Residents had also raised objections in relation to some of the above, but also bushfire threat, inadequate sewerage infrastructure and increased traffic flow.
However, the Commissioner of the Court’s 17 page response, shows the detailed investigations undertaken, and the reasons why they considered it appropriate to approve the development under current planning laws.
You can read the full Land and Environment Court documents, including Annexure A (Conditions of Consent) at http://galstoncommunity.com.au/2017/06/16/glenorie-shopping-centre-gets-go-ahead/