An impact assessable development application has been submitted to council to exceed the Low-Medium Residential zoning in Skew Street, Sherwood. The plans are for 16 units, 20 car parks, and 4 storeys at 30metres high on a 1000m2 property adjoining existing 2 storey residents, including character homes in the same street.
The justification for the relaxations on planning appear to be based on the MP3 retail sector being immediately behind the proposed development. As we know, transition zones for MP3 sectors were planned to allow a reduction on height to fit in with adjoining residences, so this proposed development would seem to be out of place adjoining 2 storey buildings, and as zoned a 3 storey development would appear to be more appropriate.
The period for public consultation has not yet opened, but details of the plans are posted on BCC's website under development application number A003215467
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