A second dwelling will be built, with an associated two-lot subdivision and removal of vegetation, in East Avenue, Mt Evelyn, following Tuesday night’s Council meeting.
Application YR-2020/323 proposed removing vegetation to build a second dwelling at 14 East Avenue and subdivide the land under the Low Density Residential Zone.
The application was brought to Council because it received 20 written objections, raising concerns with drainage, access, traffic and vegetation removal.
The Council Officer’s Report – outlined in the agenda, outlines that vegetation removal within the site would be permitted due to Clause 52.12 about Bushfire Exemptions.
However, this exemption does not apply to Council Land on Centre Avenue, where the property crossover was proposed, and trees selected for removal include weed species, dead trees or some in poor condition. Healthy trees have been retained on site in the application.
Councillors discussed the matter, with a majority voting to approve the Planning Application with an alternate recommendation.
The alternate recommendation lists additional conditions to the permit, including the addition of an Engineering Plan for the vehicle crossover on the site; a requirement that no parking facilities will be provided for construction work on Centre Avenue and; that the crossover is constructed and certified before construction works begin, among other conditions.
To find out more, watch the meeting recording.