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In Pascoe Vale VIC on “Development of the land by...” at 21 Northumberland Road, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044:

Lisa O'Halloran commented

It is understandable that planning policy encourages a mix of housing types given proximity to Pascoe Vale station, however neighbourhood character provisions exist to ensure that higher density is not a shoehorned in, poorly designed blight on the streetscape

The development of a seven storey mass with a 60m long, poorly articulated frontage to Northumberland Road is inconsistent with the character of recent developments let around the surrounding neighbourhood.

The eastern side of Northumberland Rd has general residential zoning, and it would be sensible to conclude development would feather off to the edges of the growth zone, rather than supporting what will be the densest site in the growth zone in question. An appropriate townhouse or unit development is certainly warranted in this location, with acceptable vehicle access, breaks between built form, screening of rooftop services and landscaping.

I also seriously question whether the a single point of access to the basement carpark via a new crossover at the north eastern corner of the site is supportable or safe from a traffic engineering perspective.

If any local residents are interested in a consolidated response to this development, please contact me

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