One of the principles underpinning the development plan amendment in what will become the new Residential Zone within Unley is the opportunity to potentially have three storey development in this zone.
Will this provide the Government what they are after by way of extra people into the inner rim councils?Unlikely!
Will it create widespread redevelopment with substantial overlooking? Again Unlikely!
The inclusion of indicating 3 stories is possible has frightened a number of home owners and I believe has panicked a number of them.
Here is my take on the situation.
Very few opportunities will exist without large scale amalgamations of properties to achieve any level of development allowing three stories that will in turn have any impact on the governments need for accommodating numbers of people. As I drive around the streets of Black Forest and Clarence Park I find little evidence that three storey development that can bring about increased residency can be achieved.
In my travels I hear similarly from residents.
So here is one option I think anyone with a concern with this development plan amendment could put to Council and that is to simply remove PDC 9 from the amendment. The reason is it is illogical to have a provision that will be hard to fulfill due to other constraints that will limit it significantly, sufficient to make it ineffectual in providing the higher population density being suggested.
Any specific site that could achieve it now could be identified within the plan, just as has happened at the Fisher Street site known to locals as Julia Farr Centre. This might include the Housing Trust Site in Dunrobin Street, or the nearby ECH site. Co-incidentally both these sites are in the Residential Regeneration site.