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22nd Feb, Erskineville over-development shows flaws in City planning

posted 12 Mar 2012, 04:20 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 14 Mar 2012, 05:10 by Friends of Erskineville ]

City of Sydney Greens Councillor Irene Doutney has explained the decision by her and fellow Greens Councillor Chris Harris to vote against the adoption of the new Sydney Local Environment Plan (LEP) as necessary to prevent a slew of inappropriate development.


Clr Doutney said that a detailed analysis of the changes proposed for Erskineville showed that this suburb was due for a burst of significant development based on questionable reasoning and that this had implications for the rest of the City.


“I gave extra attention to Erskineville because of the controversial Ashmore Estate development.”  Clr Doutney said.  “However looking more closely at the plans and community submissions it became apparent that there were problems beyond just Ashmore.

“The vast majority of Erskineville Village will also be up-zoned to a density that is in some cases more than twice what currently exists.  It is claimed that this is being done to bring the area in line with existing developments that are in excess of the current controls. 

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