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

Cameron Miller commented

I strongly oppose the development application of a 10 room boarding house at 40 Bishop Street Petersham.

I agree that the double storey, high density, design will impact the visual and acoustic privacy of neighbouring homes. The lack of noise restrictions until after midnight on 2 days per week from the outdoor communal area would be highly disruptive.

In addition, Jarvie Av is a heritage conservation area with distinctive architectural styles of the interwar period. The proposed design will negatively impact the elements protected by the conservation order, notably (quoting from the HCA23 council document):
- "a small area that is characterised by its hidden location and tightly defined streetscape of Inter-War bungalows."
- "the area a tight and cohesive and streetscape rhythm, dominated by the single storey, low pitched multi-gabled and hipped roofs of the interwar period"

We are a quiet community street, with the majority of residents being young families or elderly and long term residents. We have recently purchased in the street and did so due to the residential feel of the neighbourhood and heritage character. We would be devastated to see this destroyed by the development of a boarding house. This is completely unnecessary given the volume of boarding houses that already exist in the surrounding area.

It is a known fact that the inner west is already a congested area. To increase the volume of bins on the street and further decrease the lack of parking is ridiculous. I live on Bishop Street, in a property with only street parking and I rarely find parking on Bishop Street and am forced to park in neighbouring streets. This is especially challenging of an evening and on weekends when there are sports teams playing in Marrickville Park.

In addition, the property will be overlooking neighbouring homes which is a complete invasion of privacy.

For all these reasons, and a clear opposition from the residents in the surrounding area, please reject the proposal for this development.

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