At it again at 213
Just when we thought the developer had done all they could – A new planning application has been advertised for 213 Fussell Street PLP/2012/48.
When 213 Fussell went to VCAT in 2010, the developers were quick off the mark and got through with 52 blocks because the subdivision was less than 60 blocks. More than 60 blocks and they would have had to have been near an activity centre eg. shops, childcare, small business. Well they got their 52 blocks and now they are wanting to chop up the blocks even further, my maths says they will end up with more than 60 now but its already there.
This week the Ballarat Council advertised its Activity Centre Strategy and there is no Activity Centre Proposed for Ballarat East. thats fine and dandy, just make sure that the number of homes in this area isn’t overdeveloped.
This new application at 213 is right on the waterway and it is an area that has been flooded frequently. We want our council to refuse this further subdivision of this original subdivision of 52 blocks. It was already decided at VCAT that 52 was appropriate.
If there is such a demand for houses in Ballarat, why aren’t they being built near activity centres.
Objections are due in by March 19th, again as we always say – go down to council offices, request the file and have a look for yourself at the application, make up your own mind and let us know what you think.