Andrew - Jan 25, 2012

posted 27 Jan 2012, 18:41 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 27 Jan 2012, 18:44 ]
Dear Sydney of City Council, I am resident of Erskineville, one of the last City of Sydney preceincts that manages to retain and sustain a unique village atmosphere that is threatened by over development of the Ashmore precenct. These neighbourhoods WILL NOT sustain more traffic generated by oversized development such as what is proposed. I wish to object to the Ashmore revelopment based on the following points:
1. The overall density of the buildings proposed for the site - over 40 blocks of apartments and town houses proposed varying in height between 2 and 9 levels
2. Insufficient planning of traffic flows within and around the proposed site - major increase in traffic in an already congested area
3. Gross underestimation of off street parking - only approximately 1950 parking spaces for approximately 3200 apartments. There should be one space for each apartment/town house
4. No planning for increased public transport - buses and trains already congested in peak hour without an increase of approximately 6200 additional residents. Proposal does not incorporate a public transport plan
5. Height of proposed buildings will create shadows on existing resident premises and also on proposed new residences - specially after 3 pm daily
Yours sincerely - Andrew, A Desperately concerned Erskineville resident