I came back from a lovely holiday to have a letter in my mail box from ACT Planning and Land Authority indicating the vacant block opposite my front yard has received the following development application:
“Multi-dwelling 45 Unit, 3 storey building, basement carkparking” etc
Must be confident that it will be going ahead, given the developer has erected a huge advertisement on the block, and that it’s listed on ‘all homes’.
Shame that only 5 owner occupiers exist in any of the 4 blocks adjacent.
Before anyone carries on – YES, I knew that someone would build opposite my new place, but I am sure that when I researched my purchase, the land was only originally zoned for standard housing (i.e. a normal townhouse/satellite units – maximum 2 stories high). I don’t object to development of a suburb – but 3 stories and 45 units on a block the size of one that would normally fit approx 8-10 terrace style houses!! Not only will it block my (albeit pathetic) view and breezes, but the cars and congestion will be massive for a tiny street.
Is it worth bothering to express my ‘representations’, given that a maximum of 5 of us could possibly complain?
Any (helpful) suggestions would be greatly appreciated.