Two large DAs near the Byron Butler Street bypass project have ruffled the feathers of locals wanting to maintain their street heritage.
A DA for 12 Burns Street proposes demolishing a post-war cottage and erecting four townhouses, all two storey, as well as four swimming pools.
Echonetdaily understands that the owners, who live on Butler Street, are in negotiations with developer Sasha Hopkins prior to Council consideration. Similarly, Echonetdaily understands a proposal to demolish a dwelling at 91 Wordsworth Street also includes an agreement between the property owner and Hopkins.
The heritage report within the Burns Street DA admits that, if approved, it ‘would result in changes to the fabric and setting of the Burns Street Conservation Area.
‘However, these changes are not considered to be of significant detriment to the heritage character or value of the Burns Street Conservation Area’.
Butler Street resident, Paul Jones, told Echonetdaily the Burns Street proposal encroaches the building height plane and is at odds with ‘the heritage listed “character area” of single storey pitched roof cottages set in generous gardens.
‘The proposal is effectively a medium density development in a low density R2 heritage zone’.