Highgate knock-back

A LARGE development planned for Wright Street in Highgate (“Too high for Highgate Folk”, Voice, November 5, 2016) has been rejected by the state government’s development assessment panel.

Applicant Scanlan Architects offered modifications to make it more acceptable but the DAP wouldn’t budge.

It was a four-to-one vote with Vincent councillors Matt Buckels and Josh Topelberg voting nay, along with state-appointed members Megan Adair and Brian Curtis. Only state appointee John Syme was a yes-vote.

The main reasons for the no-vote were that it was too high and too close to the boundary line.

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