271-273 Bolton Street, Eltham 3095 VIC

Development of and change of use to a Childcare Centre and associated removal of protected vegetation.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: Banyule City Council, reference P63/2021)

7 Comments

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  1. Shauna-Marie Wilson commented

    The proposed use will generate excessive motor vehicle traffic and adversely impact the amenity of the surrounding area.

    The parking capacity of the proposed development is insufficient to ensure that amenity impacts to surrounding residents are avoided.

    The proposed development does not meet the requirements of the Design And Development Overlay - Schedule 8 (DDO8) which among other matters states aims to
    "to ensure that development does not penetrate the tree canopy. To ensure that the heavily vegetated character of the area is respected by new development. To ensure that the health of existing trees is not jeopardised by new development. To maintain the spaciousness and bush character of front gardens".

    The proposed development does not meet the requirements of the Vegetation Protection Overlay - Schedule 1 (VPO1).

    The proposed development does not meet the requirements of the Neighbourhood Residential Zone - Schedule 3 (NRZ3).

    The proposed development, located in NRZ3 land consisting of a lot of custom-built homes as opposed to volume-built homes, will not respond positively to the surrounding context and preferred neighbourhood character of the area.

    The height, scale, massing and design of the proposed structures will dominate the surrounds and not respond positively to the surrounding context.

    The height, scale, massing and design of the proposed structures and works will create unacceptable visual bulk and overshadowing impacts upon the properties adjacent to the site's southern and western boundaries.

    The building materials, fencing materials, roofing materials, colours and finishes will dominate the surrounds and not respond positively to the surrounding context.

    The lack of suitable setbacks will contribute to a domination of the surrounds and not respond positively to the surrounding context.

    The development has not adequately contemplated suitable implementation of Water Sensitive Urban Design.

    The proposed use will not respond positively to the surrounding context due to the excessive motor vehicle traffic that it will generate.

    The proposed development does not contemplate the maintenance of vegetation, including canopy trees, and provide for meaningful landscaping and the planting and maintenance of canopy trees of the indigenous ecological vegetation class, whose height at maturity will be consistent with the preferred neighbourhood character of the NRZ3 and VPO1.

    The proposed development and use, if approved, would set an unacceptable precedent for the intrusion of commercial structures and uses and medium density housing into the NRZ3 of Grand Boulevard.

    Insufficient information has been provided regarding solar access and overshadowing impacts for the properties adjacent to the site's southern and western boundaries.

  2. Rachel Bloem commented

    I object to the proposal to remove vegetation to build a childcare centre(or anything).
    I do not think this is a good use of this area. I feel the vegetation and natural features of the area add more to our community and the roadside ecosystems and wildlife corridors. Each one of these should he preserved and expanded.
    Childcare centres would be better incorporated into shopping centres and existing buildings.

  3. Nicole Horne commented

    I object to the use of the site for a child care centre, the traffic is already difficult for access to the kindergarten and school located on the same street. There are multiple child care centres not at capacity in the local area and although Bolton st is mixed residential and commercial as a resident of the street I think keeping residential on one side helps to maintain a sense of community and a safe space for children and adults to walk around the suburb.

  4. Carly FitzGerald commented

    I object to this proposed development. Traffic on this corner is already particularly busy with access to Monty South primary and Panorama Heights Preschool and there are always multiple cars parked along Grand Blvd for access to the Ridge. Further traffic entering/exiting this site will be dangerous for pedestrians, especially school and kinder aged children, as well as being a hazard for drivers entering from Bolton St.

  5. Janis Newman commented

    I object to the proposed development due to the current and ongoing abominable traffic conditions in this area and surrounding streets. A little consideration for local residents, a much more acceptable location away from high traffic makes much more sense for all.
    We all know the current road situation cannot possibly support further high traffic.

  6. Clare Stirling commented

    I object to this development for various reasons.
    It is a commercial development on a side of Bolton St that is residential. It would therefore not be in keeping with other neighbouring properties.
    The traffic impact at peak times of the day would make Bolton St & Grand Boulevard both much busier than they already are. With another nearby childcare centre, plus the Kinder & School up the road, there is already high traffic volumes at peak times - adding a childcare centre would make congestion worse.
    Inadequate parking - the neighbouring properties would end up with people parking on their front grass in order to access the centre as there is insufficient parking allocated.
    Loss of protected vegetation. Why do they cut down all the trees then install shade sails? Our green, leafy suburb will not be green much longer if every new development includes "removal of vegetation". It never actually gets replaced with something of equal size & character. This proposed development appears to contravene many of councils own planning requirements.
    There are already multiple childcare centres within a short drive of this address that are not at capacity. Is another really required??

  7. Amanda Ringin commented

    The proposed development at 271-273 Bolton Street Eltham if approved, would be an intrusion of commercial structures and medium density housing into the NRZ3 of Grand Boulevard. This would create a precedent for other Commercial properties in a residential area, and the neighbourhood character would be lost. I object to this proposed development as the traffic on this corner is already particularly busy with access to Montmorency South PS and Panorama Heights Preschool and there are always multiple cars parked along Grand Boulevard for access to the Ridge Medical centre which has very limited parking on site. Further traffic entering/exiting this site will be dangerous for pedestrians, as well as being a hazard for drivers entering from Bolton Street. There is also inadequate parking for the planned development and the neighbouring properties and Grand Boulevard would become 'blocked' as cars park on either side of the road which then blocks one lane of traffic accessing the Grand Boulevard/Bolton Street intersection. This proposed application has not given any thought or regard to the neighbourhood or the residents it will affect.

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