1 Gillman Street, Cheltenham, VIC

Develop the land for the construction of eleven (11) dwellings

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website over 3 years ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Kingston City Council, reference KP-816/2016)

6 Comments

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  1. Alicia Brown commented

    I'm assuming this is 11 dwellings for 1 & 3 Gillman street, however this is absolutely excessive for this suburban street. A typically acceptable level of development on a standard house block is 3 dwellings. It is essential that on-site carparking is also included.
    Currently, this street already has massive parking issues as a direct result of increased development.
    A development of this proposed scale potentially requires carparking of up to 22 cars, as opposed to 4 cars for these properties currently.
    I also feel concerned that development to this level is sought, given that these people will have no open space, and are forced to use local parks (which are few and far between not to mention poorly maintained for recreational activities). The footprint of this development on the land would result in over 80% constructed surfaces, which not only is environmentally unsustainable but is also not a very healthy quality of living for the occupants. It would also involve removal of almost all the trees on this site, and I am concerned about the loss of trees (which are replaced in developments with non-Australian vegetation options - if they are replaced at all) as well as the removal of established street trees (as seen at 22 Gillman St).
    Additionally, the increased traffic to the street as a result of this level of development, with many school children living and crossing this street to access local schools is of concern, together with access for rubbish trucks and existing residents down a street already heavily packed with onstreet parking.

  2. Louise Parker commented

    This level of development is not in keeping with the local street. It threatens the community feel of the street and is unsustainable for the area, with a potential increase in people from ~6 to up to 30+ people! Not to mention the cars...some of the people who bought in the recent development at 22 Gillman St actually have a Truck they park on the street...someone else has a caravan! What happens to all of these vehicles for the people who move into a development such as this?
    In the planning details I can't see anything about the proposed height of these dwellings, but I urge these to be capped at 2 storeys. This street does not have an exemption from Residential 1 Zoning, and this every effort should be made by the planning authority to retain and support this....there are other parts of Cheltenham i.e. Hall & Barker street where this level of development needs to be confined to.

  3. Marc Horler commented

    We strongly object to this density of development in our residential street. This is out of character for this location and goes against the planning guidelines for this zone. It is surprising that developers make it so blatant they are in for a massive cash grab when they lodge applications at this level, and have no regard for the residents of the street and impact on the neighbourhood. It is vital there is private open space with native trees planned for and landscaped within the development. Furthermore there
    must be full onsite parking provided for all developments as the local streets can not take further congestion.

  4. Rob Manson commented

    We strongly urge this application to be seriously reviewed in context with the current homes and scale of development in this street. This high density proposal is not appropriate and would be a concrete jungle. This type of development would negatively impact on the character and ambience of a street already becoming quite crowded with the current level of development. Anything above 5 homes built across the combined blocks of 1&3 Gillman street would place too much additional pressure on all residents in this street as well as higham street where traffic would be diverted to from the lane way and cars wild overflow from residence to street parking.

  5. Rob Manson commented

    We strongly urge this application to be seriously reviewed in context with the current homes and scale of development in this street. This high density proposal is not appropriate and would be a concrete jungle. This type of development would negatively impact on the character and ambience of a street already becoming quite crowded with the current level of development. Anything above 5 homes built across the combined blocks of 1&3 Gillman street would place too much additional pressure on all residents in this street as well as higham street where traffic would be diverted to from the lane way and cars wild overflow from residence to street parking.

  6. William Brown commented

    When didn't the yellow planning permit go up for this proposal? Good job we live in a street where the neighbours still for the most part know one another or else we'd never know about this!

    This can't be a serious application from developers for this street. It sounds like development on the run...where the developers have a massive negative impact on the residents of the street who potentially have no say.
    It is totally out of character for Gillman street and the scale is too impactful for what would effectively replace two homes. We would prefer a focus on quality of development than quantity. It is both unsustainable and lacks any regard for the residents of Gillman and surrounding streets to propose this when it is us residents who are left with the impact of this development long after the developers have taken their money and run on to their next project. The planning authority must act to discourage this greedy behavior of developers in zones such as this, that do not fall under a high density planning overlay and to ensure development is in keeping with a sustainable and sensible level.

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