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In Petersham NSW on “Alteration and additions to...” at 40 Bishop Street Petersham NSW 2049:

Peter Hickey commented

I strongly oppose the development application. Having lived in Bishop St for over 30 years and spent my life savings renovating my property I do not want to see the nature of the street change.

According to the Department of Fair Trading there are already 31 registered boarding houses in Petersham. The suburb does not need any more. Our street certainly does not need one.

The property borders four homes in Morgan St, one home in Jarvie Ave and one home in Bishop St. These are predominately family homes with young children.

A first floor addition would require windows that would overlook the backyards of the four homes in Morgan St to the North and several back yards to the South as the street slopes toward the South creating a serious lack of privacy for the residents of the adjoining properties.

A first floor addition also changes the architectural feel of the street.

Parking at the rear would mean increased traffic flow on Jarvie Ave which is already a very narrow street with narrow footpaths.

The residents of Bishop St have a strong sense of community and chose to live here because of the single dwelling nature of the street. An approval of the development application would see a drastic change to the locality.

I therefore strongly oppose the development application.

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