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

KP commented

I am writing to oppose this development

The proposed development has complete disregard for not only the streetscape but the current capacity at which both Bishop and Jarvie Ave are currently at.

In the first instance, the development is at odds with the current facades within the street, which are heritage protected, as well as being completely disproportionate. The width of both streets will not be able to accommodate the increased traffic and waste disposal generated from this proposed development as at present, the street cannot accommodate 2 way traffic.

The small, community nature of bishop, jarvie and morgan street is what the residents have sought hard to cultivate and grow and the addition of a transient population that is already accommodated by a large number of existing boarding house options in the suburb should not be prioritised over existing residents needs. Development should not come at the expense of existing residents needs and considerations particularly when the development has not met the criteria of LEP 2011.

It is councils responsibility to listen to the residents and priortise the long run future, character and composition of the community over short term gains to be made for the developer, particularly when there are enough boarding houses already in the suburb.

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