Precedence is not acceptable for flaunting the rules

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It is no surprise that a recent Development Application to Council is citing 14 previous applications that have been approved, despite their not complying with current planning controls for setbacks, parking and open space, as their argument as to why theirs should be approved as well.

I don’t believe that precedence is an acceptable argument either by the developer or the Council for a development application to be approved, given it flaunts the rules. The assumption is that medium housing density is a “given” and that current council planning guidelines and local community input should be disregarded and adjusted to suit developer intent.

Email, 8 Mar 2018 Suraya Coorey, Woy Woy