Morley: JDAP approves Vera St apartment complex despite concerns it will be out of character in the area

Morley: JDAP approves Vera St apartment complex despite concerns it will be out of character in the area

A THREE-STOREY apartment complex has been approved on Vera Street, Morley despite concerns it is out of character in the area.

The Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) gave the green light for the 28-dwelling development today despite rejecting previously rejecting it earlier this year.

The City of Bayswater’s report raised concerns about the developments height, insufficient parking and traffic congestion.

Mackay Urban Design architect Malcolm Mackay spoke in favour of the development before Paul McQueen from Lavan Legal asked for several of the conditions to be removed.

Bayswater councillor Steven De Piazzi spoke about the council’s concerns about the development but a motion to refuse the application was lost.

Councillor Chris Cornish spoke against the motion to approve the development as it would have an impact on the amenity of the area.

JDAP presiding member Charles Johnson said he supported it and it was approved 4-1 votes.

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