308 - 310 Blackburn Road, Glen Waverley Media Response

 21 February 2018

Questions and Responses

Does council feel this application is suitable to the area? Why/why not?

A childcare centre in a Residential Zone is a permittable use of land under the Monash Planning Scheme, subject to planning permission.

Council officers will assess this application against the Monash Planning Scheme, which guides our decision making on planning applications. Officers will also take into account any objections lodged against the application.

 At least one nearby resident is concerned about the application, specifically: that it is too big for the land; that the playgrounds are insufficient for such a centre; the removal of vegetation including five protected trees; excessive traffic on the residential street come drop-off and pick-up times - can council address these concerns?

These are all concerns that we will consider as part of our assessment of the application against the Monash Planning Scheme. The assessment of the proposal is weighed against the concerns raised by objectors, and the provisions of the planning scheme. 

The resident also says it is advertised for 122 spaces, yet in three spots says 127 and when added up she counted 125 - do developers need to produce better applications?

The applicant has applied for a 122 place child care centre and this is the figure that Council will decide on.

 Anything else?

This application will be decided by officers, acting under delegation.  The only exception to this would be if a Councillor decided to call the application in to a Council meeting to be decided.

Issued: Thursday, 15 February 2018.
To: Monash Leader.
Quoting: Mayor, Councillor Paul Klisaris

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