Thursday, January 19, 2012

DA1305 Survey Results - Extension of Time

Responses to the Trust's survey email are flooding in, so far most of the six questions have resulted in unanimous "NO" answers.  Where the answer has been less absolute the respondents are asking for more information, like "what is affordable housing?"

Perhaps the most vitriolic responses have been about the amount of time allowed for responses, with phrases like "unreasonable", "an insult", and "morally wrong" appearing.

It is important to know that the Hornsby Shire Council, not the JRPP, is responsible for deciding whether an extension of time will be allowed.  The relevant Council Planning Officer, Garry Mahoney, has posted a response to a request for an extension saying "The notification period of the above application is therefore in accordance with Council’s procedures to allow sufficient time to enable informed public participation. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this matter please do not hesitate to contact me on 9847 6868."  So I suggest people call Garry directly to express their views.

It is interesting that council notification letters publishing this DA were apparently sent out on 20 Dec, three weeks into the assessment period?  Yet this is not reflected in a consequent extension of the review period.
If you feel strongly on this, email the following:

Hornsby Shire Council general  -
Mayor, HSC -               
Garry, Planning Officer  

Robert C Ward Councillor -
Michael C Ward Councillor -
Andrew C Ward Councillor -

JRPP Planner                       -

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