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The City of Canterbury Bankstown rejected nine planning proposals overnight, which, if approved, would have led to the construction of unit complexes exceeding the approved height limits along the Canterbury Road corridor. They included a plan to build a 15-storey development and the loss of employment land that can now be preserved.
The nine had been placed on hold while a review was conducted by an independent committee, into previous development in the area approved by the former Canterbury Council. Last month, the new Council introduced the committee’s 14 recommendations which related to:
Mayor Khal Asfour said the rejected planning proposals were for:
"Council’s decision has sent a clear message to developers – don’t waste our time with excessive proposals that are inconsistent with our new vision for Canterbury Road," Mayor Asfour said.
"We now have principles in place which will help guide Council and State agencies in creating a more liveable environment along Canterbury Road, and make sure it is transformed into a sustainable and resilient place where people have good access to parks, community facilities, public transport and shops.
"There is more work to do, starting with applying density controls to sites along Canterbury Road, that currently don’t have them, to deliver better design outcomes.
"This is about restoring public confidence and showing Council has a long-term vision for the corridor and can will implement it fairly and consistently."
28/02/2019 12:30 PM