8 Western Cr Gladesville NSW 2111

Construction of a ten (10) storey mixed-use development, with four (4) basement levels. The proposal includes a community facility at ground level with thirty-three (33) units above in a residential tower. It also includes 50 residential parking spaces (inclusive of 7 visitor spaces) and 14 car parking spaces on a separate basement level for the community facility.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 25 days ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: City of Ryde, reference LDA2021/0300)

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  1. Fletcher Simpkins commented

    With the proposal by Hunters Hill to place three towers between 10 and 19 stories high on the current Coles site, do we really need an additional 10 stories just across the road? Has this proposal considered the traffic impacts of the recently completed residential blocks surrounding the site as well as the Hunters Hill proposal? The small streets around the school won't handle the vehicle volumes and it's probable that Vic Rd between Pittwater Rd and Wharf Rd will become a choke point. It will be a loss of community space instead of a gain.

  2. Bridgette Pace commented

    It staggers me that Ryde Council refuses to have villa complexes and manor houses as a good option to address housing availability and, in cases where there is a possibility for approval , the restrictions are so onerous that it almost makes the approval for such developments extremely difficult.

    YET, here we are with monstrosities being approved and the fabric of the Gladesville area being swiftly torn apart to create another suburb which has become very overpopulated, buildings with no design appeal, overburdened roads and awful traffic congestion and insufficient parking to service the increased population.

    I believe Ryde Council, Planning Department, has let Gladesville residents down by continually destroying the streetscape and amenity by approving so many high rise buildings, none of which have any architectural merit.

  3. Steven Formosa commented

    I admire Ryde Councils respect for the majority of us who live in the area by rejecting manor house applications. Understandably we also hope high rise applications as large as the one for 8 Western Crescent will also be rejected.
    Especially considering the demand for street parking in the area.

  4. Ada Tudor commented

    I see that the development proposal of this address has evolved from the original proposal of the RSL offering a youth centre on the ground floor plus residential apartments for senior citizens above; which could have made a very positive contribution to the community of Gladesville, to a towering ten storey building offering a "community facility" with residential apartments that are notably not for the purpose of providing affordable living for seniors. This development had the chance to contribute to the community of Gladesville and has opted instead for yet another generic residential high rise building that further destroys the local character of Gladesville, in pursuit of turning Gladesville into another Meadowbank/Rhodes draughty concrete jungle ghost city.

  5. Mara Cheshire commented

    I am terrified of what Gladesville is turning into.

    I am going to copy and paste what Bridgette Pace wrote as she has worded my sentiments exactly:

    "...here we are with monstrosities being approved and the fabric of the Gladesville area being swiftly torn apart to create another suburb which has become very overpopulated, buildings with no design appeal, overburdened roads and awful traffic congestion and insufficient parking to service the increased population.

    I believe Ryde Council, Planning Department, has let Gladesville residents down by continually destroying the streetscape and amenity by approving so many high rise buildings, none of which have any architectural merit."

  6. Peter commented

    I am for this only on the basis that Gladesville shopping centre is also redevelopmented !! I am in the majority as well don't listen to the (selfish)NIMBY's listen to the younger generation who want progress please force take the shopping centre from HH (backwards) council redevelopment it with units above and then allow units on this site as well it's the future with our growing population.

  7. T. Craven commented

    I object to this DA for the following reasons (everybody if you don't included this phrase, your objection will be ignored).
    Why is this here again? I have already seen this DA months ago? Are they having another go? If "Peter" is going to talk about "NIMBYs" a perjorative term aimed at shutting down debate, then I am presuming that "Peter" is a developer or would be developer.The pretty facade of the building now here which looks like 1940s is to be replaced by yet another concrete multistory construction of no architectural merit which is both out of keeping with the rest of the area, and would set a new precedent regarding height. The site is not on Victoria Rd but is surrounded by small streets which would lead to significant traffic movements and congestion. This plan also environmentally poor and would contribute to greenhouse gas emissions generally as well as increasing the urban heat island effect in the area.

    Gladesville was named because it was previously a gracious tree lined suburb of modest and charming Federation houses, but is rapidly turning into an urban slum - not the lease because developers are buying off historic buildings and allowing them to run down deliberately to give an excuse to develop. As I have said before, lets rename it to Concreteville.

    As for the RSL, that is the last time I ever donate, go to an RSL club or buy any Legacy badges. I am submitting this objection as a property owner in the area.

  8. T Craven commented

    ...not that the RSL would care about Legacy badges these days - obviously the management have turned into a League of property developers

  9. Bridgette Pace commented

    In relation to Steven Formosa'c comments, may I say that the huge one family homes that are being built in Gladesville, Tennyson Point and Putney are larger than the two level, elegant and classically designed manor houses I refer to. Manor Homes divided into four units would house four single people or 4 very small families. They would not have any detrimental impact on the streetscape and should be encouraged IF RYDE COUNCIL had any concept of good architectural design.

    As to Peter, if he wants a cookie cutter, bland and unappealing mall like TopRyde, well it is only a few moments away so I suggest he shops there. Gladesville Shopping Centre could do with an update but to lose its unique boutique size to become another faceless concrete jungle would be a great loss to the suburb. Gladesville is already over populated and certainly does not need to encourage any more growth. Victoria Road already groans with an unacceptable level of traffic congestion. If people prefer highly populated areas, then there are many other suburbs that would accommodate that need - Gladesville should not be one of them.

  10. Stephen M commented

    What an absolute eye sore this will be. What consideration has been given to the shading that will occur for the houses opposite in Ross street. With what Hunters Hill council are proposing on the Coles site with 3 towers the traffic congestion will be horrendous around this area for the Public school & the kindergarten.
    They need to drop the height to 8 stories maximum while still keeping all the parking & the community centre.
    The issue will be the traffic flow around the site & the lack of parking available, you only need to look now & all the adjacent units all have cars parking on the street or in the public car park.
    We do not want Gladesville having high rise towers every where like Parramatta or Ryde has will be a complete eye sore. Ryde council needs to starting listening to Gladesville residents.

  11. Alex M commented

    I object to this DA for the following reasons:
    There are already enough multi storey buildings within Gladesville and no supportive infrastructure. Even the current shops, transport and local grocers have been completely busy during COVID-19, Gladesville is not set up sustainably to withstand more multi-storey dwellings. I strongly believe there are far too many unit complexes within Gladesville without the correct infrastructure, we are setting up our suburb to fail!
    In addition, how does this proposed development align to the Gladesville Masterplan (around Massey St), and the current community consultations that are taking place. With no alignment, what is the point of having a Masterplan if not all the proposed developments are included within. This proposed development will be completely out of place and just leads to potential additional multi-storey buildings been developed in Gladesville that are further away from Victoria and Morrison Road, they will start appearing anywhere. This will be a standalone building looking completely out of place! If there has to be continued developments, these need to be aligned and address future needs (e.g. over 55's living as originally proposed), otherwise what's the point of over populating Gladesville with developments that are all the exact same, and do not meet the diverse needs of the population.

  12. Kaitlin commented

    I object to this DA for the following reasons and propose Ryde council also reject this proposal. It is not sustainable for the area. Build more facilities that are needed in the area before you bring in even more people. How can another high rise be considered when there has not been enough investment into the infrastructure and services within the area first!? This will just create more people, more problems and more traffic in what is already a high traffic area. We don’t need Gladesville turning into another suburb full of high rises that makes it impossible to get in and out with all the congestion. There is becoming less of a reason to live in our beautiful suburb of Gladesville with constant building interruptions due to construction and the horrible existing infrastructure that definitely will not handle the future increase. Please mitigate impacts on existing residents and look at the outcomes coming out of the Gladesville Masterplan, for some longer term insights before deciding on continuing another development which is not aligned to the long-term vision.

  13. Daniel R commented

    Infrastructure is insufficient for the number of people already living within the bounds of Victoria and Morrison roads in Gladesville. Another high density complex like this will only exacerbate the issue. Traffic is substantial during peak times and there is inadequate parking often leading people to just stopping and parking illegally. Not only are the roads and parking areas insufficient and lacking in space but there are no petrol stations in Gladesville at all and there is not adequate shops or services to accommodate this significant number of people. Adding to the already overpopulated area without doing anything to address congestion and a lack of services isn't great. If it's not over 55s living, why are we over populating our beautiful suburb with more and more identical units!

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