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

MD commented

I strongly oppose this development application.

The are many valid reasons previously stated as to why this proposed development should not proceed.

Of significant concern is the already restricted on street parking in the immediate vicinity of Jarvie Avenue as well as Morgan & Bishop streets. With the addition of a prospective 10 vehicles vying for space on the street this will surely have a negative flow on effect into nearby Frazer Street and Wardell Road.

Looking at the plans as they have been submitted it would appear that very little consideration (if any) has been taken by the architect or the developer in relation to the proximity of the proposed development to the established dwellings adjacent to this property. A double storey dwelling of this nature will have a very negative impact (in particular the privacy of the existing residents) on the multiple single storey homes sharing its boundary.

The Inner West has changed significantly over the years (my family have been residents of Petersham for over 90 years) and its change is generally for the better - we wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else and we welcome the diversity and inclusion that being a resident of the Inner West brings, however, the Inner West has been (and continues to be) overdeveloped. Affordable long term housing for low income earners is a must (in every area) and the 97 already registered boarding houses within the Marrickville council area prove that the Inner West is a viable location to provide affordable housing, unfortunately 40 Bishop Street is simply an inappropriate location for the development of a 10 room boarding house.

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