Knox Council Planning Department have REFUSED the McDonald’s Application for a restaurant.
This is Good News Wednesday, well for Stage 1.
Next we must make sure that all councillors follow the recommendation of the Planning Department. Email all councillors reminding them of the Recommendation from the Planning Department and encouraging them to vote accordingly.
Be prepared to attend VCAT as it will surely go there. Forty passionate residents would have a major impact on this tribunal.
This decision is due to your objections and attendance at the PCC meeting. Find below the email addresses of all Knox City Councillors
That Council issue a Notice of Refusal to Grant a Planning Permit for Use and development of the land for a convenience restaurant with associated landscaping, carparking, advertising signs and alteration of access to a Category 1 Road at 1563 Ferntree Gully Road, Knoxfield due to the following grounds:
1. The proposed use does not satisfy any of the purposes of the Residential 3 Zone and is inappropriate for the chosen site.
2. Traffic management arrangements are unacceptable and would have an adverse impact on existing traffic movements and on surrounding uses.
3. The proposed use and development would cause unreasonable adverse amenity impacts to surrounding residential uses, is an overdevelopment, and the landscaping design and package of advertising signs are inappropriate and unacceptable.
Report Prepared By: Planner (Nick Robins)
Report Authorised By: Director – City Development (Angelo Kourambas)
Knox City Councillors
Cr David Cooper - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Adam Gill - email@example.com
Cr Andrew Walter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Peter Cole – email@example.com
Cr Joe Cossari (Mayor) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Sue McMillan – email@example.com
Cr Mick Van der Vreede - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr John Mortimore - email@example.com
Cr Darren Pearce - firstname.lastname@example.org