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In Palm Beach QLD on “Material Change of Use Code...” at 1109 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221:

Debra Wolfe commented

Having done developments and recognise the merit in good planning and Council Planning Codes it was shocking to see such an application being considered for approval by GCCC for Palm Beach.

An eight storey building on a 460 sqm site with ridiculous setbacks from roads, laneway and neighbouring boundaries which will infringe on natural light and quiet enjoyment of adjoining properties. I noted on the plans for 1109 that the adjoining property "Beach Palms" was stated as eight storeys which it is not - it is 6 storeys on a far bigger lot with an attractive lawn setback from the laneway creating the type of environment for Palm Beach we all enjoy.

Furthermore, as a resident of Palm Beach we are already feeling the impact of many of the other developments with extra traffic on Jefferson Laneway and limited or no car parking for shopping, beach goers or visitors. The Laneway is used by many locals to walk and ride bikes to avoid the highway and is now becoming quite dangerous as vehicles speed down the Laneway.

I agree with Gavin Rogers appeal: "Gold City Council please encourage sensible development that is respectful to the local community. Rejecting this proposal would set a precedent on these small lot developments and would restore the local communities faith in Councils Development Policies and Guidelines."

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