29 September 2019

Just how much destruction has occurred?

Image may contain: outdoorI recently asked this question of staff at the request of the Council Assessment Panel

1. What is the number of contributory dwellings in the Historic Conservation Zone that have been approved for demolition by: (a) the Council Assessment Panel; and (b) under staff delegation? In the last five years:
(a) Three contributory dwellings in the Historic Conservation Zone have been approved for demolition by the Council Assessment Panel.
(b) Four contributory dwellings in the Historic Conservation Zone have been approved for demolition under staff delegation.

2. What is the number of character dwellings within the Streetscape (Built Form) Zone that have been approved for demolition by: (a) the Council Assessment Panel; and (b) under staff delegation? In the last five years:
(a) 32 dwellings in the Streetscape Zone have been approved for demolition by the Council Assessment Panel.
(b) 55 dwellings in the Streetscape Zone have been approved for demolition under staff delegation.

Note: Council does not keep records whether the dwellings demolished within the Streetscape Zone were character dwellings

3. What is the number of significant trees that have been approved for removal by: (a) the Council Assessment Panel; and (b) under staff delegation? In the last five years:
(a) 13 significant trees have been approved for removal by the Council Assessment Panel.
(b) 56 significant trees have been approved for removal under staff delegation.

1 comment:

  1. A reader asked how many regulated trees were also removed. The answer is as follows:
    2018-19: 17
    2017-18: 21
    2016-17: 40
    2015-16: 50
    2014-15: 39
    While way more than I thought a reduction in numbers in more recent years.

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