Gunners Arms Tavern 23 Lawrence Street Launceston TAS 7250

Sport and Recreation - Change of use to a fitness studio (re-advertised)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. It was received by them 22 days earlier.

(Source: Launceston City Council, reference DA0370/2019)

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  1. Allan Miller commented

    After having once lived next to a quieter development which has some common aspects to this one, I thought I would add my 2c.

    Are the nearby residents happy to be woken at 4.30 every morning with 30 cars arriving, then 30 car doors slamming ? I am guessing also that the arriving cars will be needing to see where they are going, so how many floodlights will be turned on at 4.30am ?

    The next alarming part of this development is the idea that music & the stomping of 30 people will not travel 20/30/40 meters or more.

    A recent hotel approval demonstrates that peoples amenity is no longer important to this council, but will the council be providing compensation to nearby residents if they can no longer sleep and need to vacate their homes ?

    Next thing to consider - if it is to go ahead despite the fact that it will make nearby houses uninhabitable - if the hotel walls & floor are to be removed, should there not be some archaeology carried out ? The hotel is 1880s, so there is a real risk of a lot of history being lost.

    Talking of history - if a future council ever get around to commissioning a local list of historic places (or precincts) will the modern extension attached to the side of the hotel fit in ? Most of this area is historically intact, and a main thoroughfare for tourists - should we not be trying to keep the historic integrity as intact as possible ?

    At some point it will dawn on LCC that many people deliberately come to Launceston, visitors and residents, for the historic look and feel of the place - at the least it is an investment to keep it intact as much as possible. Keep it and we will be unique - keep going as we are now and we'll just look the same as every other regional centre.

  2. Lisa Allen commented

    Please do not agree to changes that dilute the beautiful heritage and it's attraction to tourists and connection for residents. Sensitive additions can be made for the benefit of business but not removals. Businesses need to fit in with the buildings they purchase or purchase a building that suits their expansion plans somewhere else then let someone else have a go at doing so.

  3. Allan Miller commented

    Resubmitting due to this one being re advertised... sorry to repeat !

    After having once lived next to a quieter development which has some common aspects to this one, I thought I would add my 2c.

    Are the nearby residents happy to be woken at 4.30 every morning with 30 cars arriving, then 30 car doors slamming ? I am guessing also that the arriving cars will be needing to see where they are going, so how many floodlights will be turned on at 4.30am ?

    The next alarming part of this development is the idea that music & the stomping of 30 people will not travel 20/30/40 meters or more.

    A recent hotel approval demonstrates that peoples amenity is no longer important to this council, but will the council be providing compensation to nearby residents if they can no longer sleep and need to vacate their homes ?

    Next thing to consider - if it is to go ahead despite the fact that it will make nearby houses uninhabitable - if the hotel walls & floor are to be removed, should there not be some archaeology carried out ? The hotel is 1880s, so there is a real risk of a lot of history being lost.

    Talking of history - if a future council ever get around to commissioning a local list of historic places (or precincts) will the modern extension attached to the side of the hotel fit in ? Most of this area is historically intact, and a main thoroughfare for tourists - should we not be trying to keep the historic integrity as intact as possible ?

    At some point it will dawn on LCC that many people deliberately come to Launceston, visitors and residents, for the historic look and feel of the place - at the least it is an investment to keep it intact as much as possible. Keep it and we will be unique - keep going as we are now and we'll just look the same as every other regional centre.

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