Charing Square Planning Proposal

What’s happening?

In 2020 the proponent submitted a revised planning proposal in response to the November 2019  SYDNEY EASTERN CITY PLANNING PANEL determination that rejected the initial proposal citing insufficient strategic merit.

Council re-considered the revised  plan in 2020. The new proposal includes an extended parcel of land and captures the combined  footprints of the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club and Reece Plumbing in addition to the Robin Hood Hotel Bottle Shop and adjoining Whitten family land along Bronte and Carrington Roads.

The planning proposal is currently with the NSW Department of Planning for consideration and is expected to be “submitted for a Gateway determination”. This means that the plan will go on public exhibition for consideration and community consultation.

Residents and businesses alike will be keeping a watching brief.  

The proposed 7 storey development exceeds the current height and floor space ratios and is not in keeping with the area’s character.

Charing Cross is currently protected as a Conservation Zone.

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 Spot Rezoning in Charing Cross will result in the inevitable spread of Bondi Junction style building to our village.

What we’re doing

Waverley Action Group are working closely with local community organisations and the developer to find a better outcome for all.

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.

More information: www.savecharingcross.org

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