Although most building developments in this state are appropriate, there are an increasing number that seem out of place or that would even, in most people’s opinions, be “seriously at variance” with the local Development Plan.
The State Government’s desire to remove the “seriously at variance” clause from the planning legislation would make matters even worse.
If you have any stories to share on developments (or proposed developments) you think are out of place, please contact us.
From Sue Ward:
From Travis Algate:
I am in the unfortunate position of being next door to a newly proposed multi-storey residential apartment block to be located at 225 Prospect Road (5 storeys, 32 apartments, 40 car parking spaces!). It’s a big problem for me, not least of which includes 16 balconies directly overlooking front and back yard private open spaces with no set-backs, noise/light/air pollution within 3m of bedrooms, massive shadowing problems (basically I may never see the sunlight again!), and significant safety issues owing to the number of cars (in close proximity to a major intersection). That’s just for a start….! The problem is compounded by a second development at 227-229 Prospect Road (4 storeys, 24 apartments, 29 car parking spaces). That’s 69 additional cars entering Prospect Road, within 50m of a major intersection, where I believe dangerously unsafe conditions already exist!
At this stage, I feel like I am fighting this ridiculous situation all on my own. I am no expert on building regulations, the Development Act, Development Plans etc, and have zero experience with appeal processes.
Yet I know that that there are a great many people affected by similar development problems all over Adelaide.
It is my belief that local and state authorities are relying on this fragmented inexperienced objection to development proposals in order to get what they want (at the expense of the safety, privacy and amenity of local residents). Short term investment rewards with very long term implications for our suburbs and residents…
My voice is but one, and I can’t help but feel the residents of the many affected areas of SA might be stronger if we act together as a combined force.