Wednesday, January 12, 2011

glenfern valley subdivision - yarra ranges submits

I have had many people, both from the municipalities of Yarra Ranges and Knox, talk to me about the proposed sub division of land known as the Glenfern Cattle Run in the City of Knox. They are all concerned about the proposal that would see this iconic and heritage piece of land sub divided into 7 lots.

The Glenfern Cattle run is an iconic piece of land, it is a hard edge of Green Wedge land and signals you are entering the Dandenong Ranges.

A group of community members are fighting the subdivision proposal, you can visit them on facebook here.

The Yarra Ranges Council was asked to provide comment on the proposal as the land abuts the shire boundary and takes in some of the overlays from Yarra Ranges.

These are some of the concerns Yarra Ranges highlighted:
The access to Lot 3 and Lot 6 is odd, for Lot 3 it would result in a driveway that runs along the extent of New Road and there seems a potential for vegetation impacts to trees in the paddock and along the road reserve for 120 metres.
The proposed building envelopes are excessive in size and appear to be in contradiction to the purpose of the Green Wedge Zone, in particular protecting and conserving land for its agricultural and landscape values.
The impact of the building envelopes on the landscape values under the Significant Landscape Overlay are also a concern.
The plans are unclear in respect of impact on native vegetation across the site.

If you want to know more about the subdivision you can contact the City of Knox and quote application number: P/2010/6111, subdivision of land into seven lots, location 157-173 Glenfern Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully 3156.

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At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An apalling idea to subdivide. More strength to your arms Samantha.

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Samantha Dunn said...

Good news, Knox councillors voted unanimously to refuse the application at their meeting last night. Much joy from the objectors I was chatting to today. The next step, will the applicant take it to VCAT?


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