We need a local plan for The Gap

Principal Petitioner Christopher Taylor, The Gap
Date Closed Thu, 28 Nov 2013 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 714 signatures

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As one of only a handful of areas in Brisbane without a Local Plan, there is nothing that specifically preserves the existing character and density of our suburb or to specifically preserve our beautiful bushland and waterways. The recent approval of a six story apartment tower in Glen Affric Street and the approval of 20 townhouses on Mt Nebo Road, backing onto the D'Aguilar Ranges National Park, highlights the need for more sensible town planning outcomes in our suburb.

This is why we need a local plan for The Gap. Local plans are special town planning instruments which can regulate new development and protect the existing natural environment. Most suburbs in Brisbane are covered by one. For example, our neighbouring suburbs of Ashgrove, Bardon, Keperra and Ferny Grove are all covered by local plans. For some reason The Gap is not.

We seek a local plan to help ensure that new developments and subdivisions match the existing density and character of our suburb (95.6% of which consists of low-density, freestanding homes) and ensure that our waterways and bushland are appropriately preserved. We wish to protect what we love about our suburb and call upon Brisbane City Council to pass a local plan for The Gap.

The petitioners therefore request that Brisbane City Council pass a 'local plan' for The Gap, which addresses the issues above.