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In Launceston TAS on “Visitor Accommodation, Food...” at 116-128 Cimitiere Street Launceston TAS 7250:

Lisa Walkden commented

I am writing to object to the Hotel Development proposed for the Cimitiere/Tamar/William St site in Launceston, DA0506/2019

This proposed addition is ugly. It is bulky and the tow8rr excedes the limit height for Launceston.

Although it seems that the developer has made a good attempt to reuse the heritage buildings, but the sheer bulk of the building/s is just too great to disguise and it has simply created what looks like a carbuncle of boxes.

If the “Bulk of the proposed building” was within the planning schemes maximum height, there would be no need to try and disguise the fact that it is way too big.

Too big as in nearly 3 times the maximum - 12m is the planning scheme maximum, and this is taller than 40m.

The size also becomes apparent in that the smaller heritage buildings around the edge of the big pile will be dwarfed and overshadowed from all angles. The ones along Cimitiere St will most likely never see any sun at all - and I this would be an issue for the buildings on the opposite side of Cimitiere St as well.

With all the attendant issues with a pandemic planning applications should be suspended during this time because really who has time to look at all the documents for this huge application and have a cogent argument.

I agree very much with what someone else has written and have copied some of their ideas but I totally agree that this is too huge.

It is an inappropriate architectural design that has been designed using computer aided software by someone in another state and that's not really take into consideration Launceston architecture delicate designs and environment.

Kind regards

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