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Discussion in 'Development' started by AdamPineapples, 27th Nov, 2015.

  1. AdamPineapples

    AdamPineapples Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted start a thread on an interesting/funny topic I was thinking about.

    What are some of the dumbest and funniest objections you've had to a development from either the council or the neighbors? Will be keen to hear :)
     
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  2. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Oh god don't get me started.

    My favourite was "I used to have the nicest house on the street and now I won't so stop it"

    And

    "The house is too big for the area" from the owner of the only 3 storey house in the suburb.
     
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  3. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    the bedrooms are at the front of the house so if someone was asleep in the room and another person came up the drive way late at night, the person sleeping would wake up.
    - west Torrens council - Adelaide
     
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  4. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    8 off street car spaces for 3 dwellings on a block is not enough.
    someone could have a birthday party and then there will be cars parked all the way up the street.

    another intelligent remark by west torrens council
     
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  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I better not list my standard objections ;)
     
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  6. Aaron Sice

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    The water will run off their roof straight into my backyard.

    There are too many new houses in the street. It doesn't look like when I bought here in 1968.

    The street is already full of cars, especially Sunday morning when kids sport is on. Another three houses will just make the problem worse. (Opposite a park).

    The house is too white. It needs to have some bricks. Every house in WA is brick.

    No one will buy them. Then they will be rented out, and the second bathroom will have appeal to single mums because of the combination shower bath. This will devalue the area.

    We weren't notified of the development. No one in the neighbourhood was notified. The application is therefore null and void and the residents of the area are upset (compliant development, no advertising required).

    I had to take stress leave to write this response.

    I could go on.
     
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  7. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Oh, doing a master plan for a heritage area:

    The history of this area is one which there was no building controls, so people built whatever they wanted out of whatever materials they had, or sourced from elsewhere in the region. In order to protect this character, we need to control the built form and not allow for any materials from outside the area to be used
     
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  8. Logan

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    Some recent gems

    "There are already too many cars on the road, the traffic is getting worse". Next sentence "this development does not have enough car parking, at least 2 car spaces for ever 1 bedroom unit should be constructed in the basement".

    "they will use the retail shops, the shops are becoming too crowed"

    "They will be able to look over the fence at my dog"

    "It will block out my sun". 1. You don't own the sun 2. Your house is north of the development.

    "The (21 storey) tower is too high take off the top 3 storeys or it will be higher than my tower"

    "The construction noise will be too loud" from someone in a new dwelling.

    "I can see my neighbour sun baking topless".
     
  9. Beanie Girl

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    "There will be overlooking and overshadowing"
    And the objector lists their address as one whole suburb away!!! :eek:
     
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  10. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    so were they willing to help you gather sticks and rocks and mud to build it.
    Maybe send them a few smoke signals.
     
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  11. Azazel

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    Your 3 story development on top of the hill is going to ruin the view from my single story house.
     
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  12. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Need to get the planning principles under Tenacity Consulting v Warringah for that one.
     
  13. Beanie Girl

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    "We need natural sunlight for our grass to grow. Our grass will die"

    The above is not a joke, we really received an objection like that
    our development is north facing.
     
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  14. Scott No Mates

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    * The proposed building invites bad feng shui into the street.
    * It will unnecessarily affect the migratory flight path of the Trojan Snail.
    * The glare from the roof will reflect into our windows.
    * The front door faces the street.
    * The building will block our microwave link.
     
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  15. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Did a church. Apparently the church component would be used as a loud live music venue.

    Because everyone knows the Seventh Day Adventist church loves a mosh pit.
     
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  16. Bayview

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    Not as funny as others here, but just as ridiculous;

    Our last PPoR had an objection from the neighbor across the road...our setback from the road was not far enough from the boundary - objected after having been approved by Council (and in line with Council regulations)...delayed the build commencement a few months as a result..

    It is their holiday house; used twice a year if lucky, so would never even see our house most days of a year/decade.o_O

    So, we've planted a gum tree in the front yard to wreck their view in a few years.:p ;)
     
  17. See Change

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    We did a dual occ in wahroonga and had around thirty people in our street object. the rear neighbour complained it would impact their view .

    We had an onsite meeting .

    The mayor stood at the back of our block , staring in the direction of the neighbour's house into the dense bush .She turned to the neighbour and said .

    " Now , where is your house ? ...."

    Cliff
     
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  18. Chilliblue

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    Some recent ones from work:

    - You need to install fencing barriers so that the insects and bugs stay on your property

    - I will be overshadowed (yes if the sun travelled south to west)

    - We don't want any more developments (they had their own development in council)
     
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  19. Scott No Mates

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    I usually object to churches and childcare centre proposals in industrial areas - it prevents brothels (an approved use and one of the few areas that they are able to establish).
     
  20. MTR

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    OMG, let me pick myself up from the floor, I have never laughed so much, it hurts.

    Just think I may be dealing with this soon, give me strength.
     
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