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25 Laitoki Road Terrey Hills 2084, NSW

The proposal seeks approval for the erection of 54 dwellings for seniors housing.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 28 days ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: NSW Sydney and Regional Planning Panels, reference PPSSNH-119)

15 Comments

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  1. Andrew Curtis commented

    This development is excessively increasing the SEPP density in Laitoki Rd. There remain fire safety, environmental issues, no infrastructure, no consideration of traffic and noise issues and an over concentration of high density on one road. Please decline further SEPP applications on Laitoki.

  2. jenni Curtis commented

    I note the developers suggest that they have a shuttle bus for the development already there. I note the residents of the existing site say this has never occurred and I have never seen a shuttle bus in over 3 years. Also there remains a huge fire risk in this area and only 2 roads out. There is no infrastructure to support this density in the area. The footpath has never been completed on this side of Laitoki Rd. We ask council to reject this proposal

  3. Catherine Rookyard commented

    To put it quite plainly - Terrey Hills is not an area that is suited to high density housing, be it for seniors or regular residential units/town houses, and certainly not another 54 of them.

    The developers in my opinion need to take a step back, stop being so greedy and realise that not all vacant land needs to be filled.
    The community doesn’t want it, the township can’t support it and the infrastructure can’t handle it.

    I definitely do not support this application or any application of similar nature put forward for this area.

  4. Kathy Hines commented

    I got involved with the last development on Laitoki/Booralie Road which I call 'china town' as it is an eye-saw in my opinion. It was very disruptive to all residents in the surrounding area but no-one seemed to care. I nearly ended up in hospital so many times with asthma due to the amount of dust and whatnot passing through the air. It seems that the Developer does not care what he builds as long as he gets something through. I oppose a second major development on Laitoki for the same reasons as last time. The suburb has no through road; it is a high fire danger area with only two exits to a main road that is already congested; traffic at certain times of the day due to schools is already untenable; the structure is being built on a slope road which is too far to walk for aged care people to get to a bus stop; the wildlife suffered last time when they cleared the land, I never saw my possum again; we already have our quota of over 55s residences. It does not fit in with the area and sets a bad precedence. It is not affordable housing.

  5. Vicky Coumbe commented

    I quite vehemently oppose this development. I live almost opposite this proposed site on Laitoki Road. Terrey Hills is a bush fire zone with limited roads for access and egress which will not cope in an emergency situation. This area is not suitable for high density housing. We already have an over 55 community in close proximity and a residential care home within 1/2 km of this site. This proposed site is on a slope and over 1/2 a km to a bus stop making it unsuitable for retirement living. There is limited access to local GPs and the services will be strained. This will also affect the local wildlife, which was already affected during the last property development. The council needs to respect the views of the residents and reject this proposal.

  6. Katherine Evans commented

    It is very disappointing to see a developer, who is only interested in financial gain, seeking to overdevelop an area that is not designed for high density housing. Terrey Hills, in this location, does not have the infrastructure to deal with a large concentration of people. The elderly people whom this location is designed for do not have the ability to walk to the required transport, shops or, especially, escape routes in case of fire or other emergency. There are only two, small, non-direct routes out of Laitoki Rd. The effect on the native flora and fauna which has already suffered negative impact due to overdevelopment is very concerning.

  7. Young Simone commented

    I absolutely object to this proposal. I was opposed to the ugly eye sore supposed over 55s living that is now at the end of my street. We now experience higher volumes of through traffic. We experienced cracks in our ceilings when they excavated for the under ground carpark. I firmly believe it was caused by the excavation.
    We live in a high bush fire risk area with one road in and out at school pick up time it is so congested giving an idea of what it would be like if we got catastrophic bush fires to get people and animals out.
    The wild life suffered last time I suspect that the spill into the water ways here on Never fail trail were also caused by the development on laitoki the creek on the site feeds directly into were the spill was discovered. We don't have the infrastructure to support more high density housing. For all of these reasons I strongly object to this proposal.
    Sincerely
    Simone Young

  8. Nicole Backhouse commented

    This development is not at all suited to the area and is not in keeping with the immediate local vicinity. The high bush fire risk, coupled with the highly restricted entry into and out of Terrey Hills further indicates the inappropriateness of this development.

  9. Julian Hayek commented

    I am opposed to the development as the area is not prepared for any more people traffic. There is a lack of parking at the local shops, the roads are in terrible shape, and the National park poses a huge fire risk which would be catastrophic for people to get out of the area in an emergency. The traffic lights are already crammed in peak hour, and by adding any more traffic would be even more painful. The last seniors development is so ugly and cheap looking, it looks like affordable housing, and I’m not sure how it passed the certification process as it cannot be thermally efficient. How did they get the last ones through? Definitely something dodgy going on in Council in recent times, they are not building to the character of the area at all. And they have not followed up by providing any extra infrastructure AT ALL, NOTHING.

  10. Martin Edward commented

    They already built an eyesore over 55s living space in the next block which is completely out of character to the street and the area and was apparently passed by a council member who didn't look at the area in person before signing off.

    Terrey Hills is one of the last semi rural areas left and Laitoki Rd was a haven for wildlife including endangered species and was lined with beautiful trees. Its already a cut through street to the school and with the hill its poor visibility and increased traffic this would bring it just doesn't make common sense to develop further there.

    Just why on the last build did they have to chop ALL the trees down lining the road, then afterwards went and planted new trees right under the power lines.

    Why doesn't council prioritise the local residents, wildlife, the local fire service and above all common sense above the developers for once.

  11. Vanessa Giblin commented

    54 more dwellings on that one street in this small suburb? Totally inappropriate and we put forward our objection. I already feel unsafe walking with a dog or pram with people flying down the hill on that street with zero footpath let alone all of the extremely important and valid reasons that have been put forward above.

  12. Julie Hills commented

    Dear Council
    This is a very worrying situation. There have been so many applications for over-development in Terrey Hills over the past few years. Our concerns are. Terrey Hills is a unique suburb being close to everything and lucky enough to have land, we like it this way. We have a lot of horses on the roads going from one arena to another, we love it this way. The rules of having horses in our area is strict and must be obeyed at all times, eg, slowing down to a virtual standstill if a horse is scared, one has to be very alert in these situations. A lot more people driving around not knowing the rules will be a devastating situation for all. Have seen near nasty accidents due to not being alert enough. We all need to have aged care, we are all getting older, but ,,, too many units/ over 55's must be considered in an area which is closer to Mona vale Rd and a safer less congested area. The properties/ acreage on the northern side of Laitoki rd will be impacted in a huge way.. should there be a fire, there are only 2 exits for the amount of people and cars to evacuate to the main rd.
    Regards
    Julie Hills
    Ph) 041 339 2004

  13. Julie Hills commented

    Dear Council
    This is a very worrying situation. There have been so many applications for over-development in Terrey Hills over the past few years. Our concerns are. Terrey Hills is a unique suburb being close to everything and lucky enough to have land, we like it this way. We have a lot of horses on the roads going from one arena to another, we love it this way. The rules of having horses in our area is strict and must be obeyed at all times, eg, slowing down to a virtual standstill if a horse is scared, one has to be very alert in these situations. A lot more people driving around not knowing the rules will be a devastating situation for all. Have seen near nasty accidents due to not being alert enough. We all need to have aged care, we are all getting older, but ,,, too many units/ over 55's must be considered in an area which is closer to Mona vale Rd and a safer less congested area. The properties/ acreage on the northern side of Laitoki rd will be impacted in a huge way.. should there be a fire, there are only 2 exits for the amount of people and cars to evacuate to the main rd.
    Regards
    Julie Hills
    Ph) 041 339 2004

  14. Zoe Howard commented

    I object to the planning submission due to the following:
    The high Bush fire risk and difficultly leaving Terrey Hills due to only 2 main roads.
    Leaving from the site would be a danger due to poor visibility over the hill.
    There is a creek along the boundary and from previous development on the road it became contaminated and has a knock on effect to the flora and fauna.
    There is no bus stops within the required walking distance - previous over 55’s was supposed to supply a shuttle bus but this was an empty promise.
    There are mature trees lining the road area which will be damaged or removed to make way for the development. It would take many years to reform if planted anew.
    The light pollution from the development for the other residents of the road. Looking at the latest development at the end of Laitoki which has lights running all day and night which affects other residents.

  15. Lesley nalbandian commented

    Terrey Hills is unique the last little bit of country in the city soon to be gone for ever , slowly slowly being eaten away by unsuitable development under the umbrella of SSEP 5
    we have horrendous bushfires , noone safe from that in Terrey Hills no matter what the so called stufies say it is a high risk bushfire area , no infrastructure, effect on the wildlife which suffers with every development that goes ahead, you only have to live here to know it , .pollution from the run off into neighboring properties & Neverfail Creek no matter what they say or how they say they will manage the water , just ask the neighbors of Mosman Prep School Tooronga Rd , 1 main road in & out of Terrey Hills ,no escape from any catastrophic happening bushfire or other so say no to 25 Laitoki & 58 Laitoki Rd Terrey HIlls

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