The City of Vincent will have to wait another month for more information on plans for a 24-7 service station in North Perth which have been on hold since December.

Landowner OTR 208 Pty Ltd wants to demolish a family owned car garage and petrol station in North Perth and replace it with a $2.5 million 24-7 OTR service station and motor vehicle repair centre.

But the proposed plans have met strong opposition from local residents.

The City continues to await requested information from the applicant Hidding Urban Planning on the “appropriateness” of the proposed service station at the Angove Street site.

“This (information) includes matters relating to the compatibility of the land use in the area, traffic generation, noise emission, impacts from odour and fumes, intensity from operating 24-7, building design and landscaping provision,” City of Vincent acting CEO Peter Varris said earlier this month.

“The request has arisen from the assessment of the proposed development completed to date by the city, along with comments and concerns raised by the community when the application was advertised for public comment.”

The applicant’s response was due to be submitted to the City by December 9 but it sought an extension of time until January 20.

It has since requested and been granted a second extension to February 20 to allow it additional time for revised information and technical reports to be prepared due to unavailability over the holiday period.

If the additional information is submitted by the applicant as scheduled in February, the City has requested for the Responsible Authority Report due date to be March 27.

The RAR due date will be confirmed once the additional information is submitted.

PerthNow exclusively reported earlier this month a campaign group was rallying against the plans and had raised thousands of dollars to hire a town planner to speak against the development.

The campaign, led by retired Mt Lawley Primary School principal Don Barba, has raised more than $4000 through a GoFundMe page to hire a town planner to argue against the plans on behalf of the group at a future Joint Development Assessment Panel meeting.

A future JDAP meeting to determine the application will be scheduled closer to the due date of the RAR.

Extracted in full from: https://www.perthnow.com.au/local-news/perthnow-central/further-delays-continue-to-halt-plans-for-a-proposed-24-7-service-station-in-north-perth-c-9555988

 

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