Stop Inappropriate Development in Paddington

Principal Petitioner Bianca Noud, Paddington
Date Closed Sun, 20 Jul 2014 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 388 signatures

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Residents draw the attention of the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Quirk; Chairperson of the Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Committee, Councillor Amanda Cooper; and Brisbane City councillors to the inappropriate proposed development of 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington (#A003678251). Paddington, in particular the commercial strip of Given and Latrobe Terraces, is renowned for its 'tin and timber' heritage. Traffic is restricted by the narrow and historic terraces along the Paddington ridge-line. Recent approved developments and the proposed development at 2 Latrobe Terrace, fall well outside the acceptable solutions of the Latrobe and Given Terraces Local Plan. This local plan is designed to protect the character and traffic flow limits of Paddington and is specific in its consideration of 2 Latrobe Terrace. Most notably, the local plan stipulates a building height of two storeys and complementary to existing ridge-line contours, the proposed building is seven storeys. Gross floor area (GFA) under the local plan is limited to 120 per cent site area, the proposed building will have a GFA double this at 240 per cent. The development also requires the removal of a character pre-1946 dwelling. At such a prominent corner location, a building of this height, bulk and design, is manifestly inappropriate for the character locale of Paddington. The additional traffic this development will bring will only add to the already congested 'Terraces'

We, the petitioners therefore request that this development not be approved in its current form. Adequate community consultation should be sought for future developments within the Latrobe and Given Terraces Local Plan area. Development should adhere to community expectations regarding the protection of character and amenity in the suburb of Paddington.