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In Whitebridge NSW on “Multiple dwelling housing,...” at 142 Dudley Road, Whitebridge NSW 2290:

Gregory Lewis commented

Hi,
The density of the proposed current DA is excessive to say the least. We currently experience notable traffic issues in this built up area, and to approve this development in its current form would turn our local traffic into an extreme bottleneck. We have the local shops with traffic, we have the local High School traffic, and to add such a ridiculous extreme number of dwellings with an estimate of 2 cars per dwelling would be nothing short of insane.
The area should have the commercial shops extended, in so doing it would protect any proposed dwellings behind, also it would add to the parking for customers of the existing and proposed shops.
The distance to the Fernleigh track should be greater allowing for the current Native Flora and Fauna and to act as a buffer for those who use the track.
In respect of privacy, overshadowing, View Corridors, the current proposed development does not allow for privacy and overshadowing and even view corridors in accordance with Lake Mac Council guidelines and as a consequence must be redesigned to comply with privacy and overshadowing and even view corridors.
Visitor Parking has not been suitably addressed to accommodate this extreme proposed number of dwellings, this current DA must be scaled down in the proposed number of dwellings to comply with Lake Mac Council Visitor Parking Per Dwelling.
Any use of the current loop hole of Low Cost Housing or Senior Living Housing, MUST have a positive covenant placed on title ensuring that these are complied with and there must be policing conducted by Lake Mac Council.
The current use of the land for years for the locals has been that of green belt open space and for it to not have any green belt open space incorporated into any proposed development is not in keeping with the area, nor is it sympathetic to the locals and the long standing use of the site. This will without doubt cost votes to any Mayoral candidate. This will be distributes to locals via flyers, Posters and word of mouth. Whitebridge is a tight knit community and we have friends throughout all of Lake Macquarie Council Shire and we will use our influence if need be.
A proposal of a combination single storey and two storey homes ALL freestanding with the frontage on Dudley Rd being an extension of commercial shops and customer parking with some green belt open space (Park) within the development would be appreciated and well received by locals and visitors.
In short the current proposed development is extreme to say the least and it is NOT welcomed and is NOT to be approved. Please refer to the above to find reasons for why not, also please see above for a brief on what is desired.
WE DO NOT WANT A GHETTO. DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO USE LOOPHOLES TO MAXIMISE THE NUMBER OF DWELLINGS TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM PROFITS FOR THEMSELVES WITH NO CONCERN ABOUT COUNCIL, THE SUBURB OR EVEN SHIRE. THIS MUST BE STOPPED WITH COUNCIL PLANNERS AT THE FOREFRONT. WHAT ARE WE TO LEAVE AS INHERITANCE TO OUR CHILDREN ? THIS IS A DISGRACE, TOWN PLANNERS AND COUNCILLORS AND THE MAYOR SHOULD EXERCISE COMMON SENSE.

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