Hi all Across the road from my IP is a row of houses (like any normal street), behind this is a low rise, independent living retirement home. There is a development application that has gone through to replace the low rise independent living area with a two story building, doubling its capacity. This, I'm not so concerned about. However, the application also shows plans to purchase two properties on my street (approximately 5-6 houses down and across the road) and to use these properties as a car park for the upgraded retirement village. This is in a low density residential area of Ballarat; however, it is probably appropriate planning wise. The question is: to what extent should I be concerned? are there any positives that I am not considering? what, if anything can I do?