Essential details missing about 'superior development'
Travelling around the Peninsula, I have noticed and concluded planning instruments are more complicated than ever.
This conclusion is based on the complicated designs approved by development application assessors, of which there have been numerous examples published in the Peninsula News.
An example is DA1346/2022 in edition 550.
This development will, as reported, increase use of the rear lane, complicating any advice on traffic management as the land use layout was not designed for this type of building,
The lack of information indicates this application is not "a superior development", as claimed by the applicant.
Drawings such as a landscape plan have not been placed on the council's planning portal.
If the application was superior as claimed, I would expect the applicant and council to promote the design as best practice.
Instead, essential details are missing. Why?
This highlights the problems residents face if there is to be a significant improvement in the Peninsula's land use management.
Letter, 10 Aug 2022
Norm Harris, Umina