Charing Square Planning Proposal

What’s happening?

The  “Charing Square” Planning proposal, submitted by the owners of the Robin Hood Hotel, now before Waverley Council aims to increase heights in the Charing Cross Conservation Village from 9 metres maximum to up to 13.5 metres with more than double the allowable limit for Floor Space Ratio.

This includes all the Properties from the Robin Hood Hotel down to QE on Bronte road and along Carrington Road at the rear. Not all owners are supporting this Proposal and therefore the so called benefit of a Public Square and alleyway connecting Bronte Road and Carrington Road cannot be achieved.

Raising heights and FSR will have an eventual domino effect down the street, and destroy one of the last remaining low rise Villages in the Eastern Suburbs

We call on Waverley Council to reject this application and maintain the current LEP and DCP controls for Charing Cross which already provide sustainable development potential

Precinct’s Position 

Retain current LEP and DCP controls .

Why we care

Residents and businesses alike welcome investment in our commercial areas.

However communities across Sydney want developers to comply with the current planning laws and respect local communities’ concerns.

Local residents fear this planning proposal if endorsed by Council will result in the inevitable spread of Bondi Junction style building to our village.

What we’re doing

Waverley Action Group will continue to work with the developer and Council to find a better design that complies with current planning laws and meets the needs of the local community.

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