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

Georgie Harvey commented

I strongly oppose this development application.

As many responses have noted, I feel this application does not meet the Inner West Council’s guidelines that developments should be “sympathetic with development prevailing in the street”.

This area is made up of small, older-style family dwellings. Where there are double story dwellings in the area, these are generally discretely constructed and do not impede on the privacy of the houses around them.

The code states that developments should have “minimal impact on neighbouring properties in terms of overshadowing and overlooking”. Having windows seemingly boundary to boundary, with less than the council’s required 900mm setback is certainly not in keeping with the character of the streetscape, nor does it represent minimal impact to neighbouring properties. 38 Bishop St and 1 Jarvie Ave are certainly impacted by significant overshadowing, and the rest of the neighbourhood will feel the impact of loss of privacy.

As is noted in the transport impact study, the council’s required 0.5 car spaces per room has not been met for this property. As multiple residences have noted, there is already considerable strain to on-street parking. The report gives a rate of 70-90% occupancy of on-street parking at present in the morning (which surely would be even higher overnight). An additional 5+ cars fighting for car spots would make living in the area extremely difficult.

I hope the council considers the negative impact of this development on existing residents in the area and rejects this proposal.

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