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

Carol Read commented

I would like to raise a strong objection to the development application for a 10 room boarding house at 40 Bishop Street on several grounds:

Firstly, the proposed development is not in keeping with the general amenity of the area. The existing dwellings on Bishop Street are predominantly single storey and single occupancy. The proposed development of a two story building to accommodate medium density housing compromises the existing street scape.

Secondly, the proposed development does not provide for off street parking for each resident. Bishop Street is already full to capacity with the vehicles of existing residents so increasing the capacity of the property, without also providing off street parking will create an added traffic burden.

Thirdly, the immediate neighborhood comprises many long term residents and young families. The proposed boarding house will encourage transient residents due to minimum occupancy periods of 3 months. This will change the sense of community that currently exists and which attracted many residents to the area.

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