Great news: 18 Richmond Crescent Appeal dismissed

community says ‘thank you’

18 Richmond Crescent

The Land and Environment Court has dismissed an appeal from the owners of 18 Richmond Crescent after Hunters Hill Council rejected their Development Application to demolish the house and build a very large new house in its place.  Key factors cited in the judgement included:

  • heritage value of the existing cottage
  • contribution of the cottage to two conservation areas
  • impact on streetscape and character
  • alternative options to preserve building
  • meaning of ‘Conservation Area – Landscape’
  • public interest.

The house makes a positive contribution to two conservation areas and is of heritage value. The replacement building was to be of an inappropriate bulk and scale that would adversely impact on the heritage significance of the conservation areas.  Read Commissioner Jenny Smithson’s full Judgment here. 

This is a fantastic achievement for Hunters Hill Council, for the Conservation Advisory Panel and for the many local residents who worked to protect the house and the conservation areas.

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  1. Christine Hanrahan
    Posted December 18, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Many heartfelt thanks to Hunters Hill Trust for their support of the community of Richmond Crescent, in particular to the adjoining neighbours, during the long and exhausting fight to save the interwar cottage at 18 Richmond Crescent. We are all delighted with the result, and will have a wonderful Christmas as a result. Thanks also to Hunters Hill Council for their unswerving support, and to the Conservation Advisory Panel as well. It is so heartening to know that the residents of this beautiful suburb have the support of so many, and that we can have a voice. A very Happy Christmas to you all.

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