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In Cheltenham VIC on “Develop the land for the...” at 1 Gillman Street, Cheltenham, VIC:

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.

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