Report comment

In Palm Beach QLD on “Material Change of Use Code...” at 1214 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221:

Tamara Johansen commented

The application for a redevelopment of 1214 - 1220 Gold Coast Highway in its current state grossly undermines our City Plan.

To request an approval for a development that is 2.7 times the density permitted in our City Plan (1 bedroom / 18.4sqm vs 1 bedroom/50m2) is extremely ambitious, or should I say, arrogant.

The application then cheekily requests a 65% site coverage, when the City Plan only allows for 50%. To approve an application at 65% would create a hugely bulky form on this site to the detriment of neighbouring properties and existing residents.

The setbacks do not meet the Acceptable Outcomes outlined in our City Plan.

The bare minimum number of car parking allocation has not been met.

The application in its current state does not meet several of the Acceptable Outcomes listed in our City Plan. The building design needs to be reconfigured to allow for deep soil planting, adequate setbacks and reduced site coverage to the acceptable level (50%). The number of bedrooms needs to be reduced in order to meet the 1 bedroom / 50m2 as permitted in our City Plan.

To approve this would further erode the trust the Palm Beach community has in our Gold Coast City Council Planning Committee. Please draw a line in the sand and stop approving developments that don't meet the Acceptable Outcomes in our City Plan.

This form is for reporting comments that should be removed. Reasons can include that the comment is spam, abusive, unlawful or harassing — in other words, where people are going out of their way to cause harm. Please explain clearly why you think the comment should be removed.

This week

Find PlanningAlerts useful?

This independent project is run by a local charity, the OpenAustralia Foundation. PlanningAlerts is powered by small, tax-deductible donations from the people who use it to stay informed about changes to their local area. If you find it useful, chip in to support PlanningAlerts.

Back PlanningAlerts