News fresh at hand would suggest the State Commission Assessment panel is not a rubber stamp. I have just received advice on there most recent decision. The new proposed Cremorne Plaza development has been deferred.
At their recent meeting they resolved as follows:
The State Commission Assessment Panel resolved to defer consideration of the proposal by Future Urban Group for DA 090/M008/17 at 244-246 Unley Road, Unley subject to the receipt of amended plans and documentation in relation to the following:
· A review of the height of the development in the context of the planning policy and surrounding character of the area.
· A review of overlooking impacts.
· A review of the amenity of the south facing apartments and balconies in light of potential development to the south of the property.
· A review of the visual bulk of the building.
· Further examination of the finishes and materials proposed particularly on the podium.
· A review of the parking provisions in light of the loss of available street parking arrangements on Hart Avenue, and the shortfall of carparks on site related to the provision of retail space.
· A review of the Unley Road frontage and the Unley Road/Hart Avenue corner of the site to ensure feasible activation of the ground floor and public realm, especially as the outdoor dining area is unlikely to be supported by Council and DPTI Transport’s requirement for a 4.5m by 4.5m corner cutoff, under the Metropolitan Road Widening Act.
· Consideration of the inclusion of areas for deep rooted plantings on the development site.
· An updated waste management plan.
It is strongly suggested that further engagement be made with ODASA to resolve some of the above matters.
This may be evidence that the Unley Development Plan is succeeding.
Succeeding in restricting the ad hoc development we have seen elsewhere. It certainly goes to the heart of our Development Plan and our submission to the SCAP.
Time will tell if the SCAP is not a rubber stamp.