The owners of the Hunters Hill Hotel site also own 58-60 Gladesville Road, the two former bank sites on the west of Pam Tomkin’s heritage-listed house at No 62 Gladesville Road. They have lodged a DA for a four-storey mixed use development with commercial space on the ground floor, twenty one apartments above that and underground car parking for 38 cars with a carpark entrance adjacent to No 62 off Gladesville Road and just west of the new traffic lights and carpark entrance to the hotel site development.
The Trust has made a submission to Council objecting to the development on a number of grounds, including:
- overdevelopment of the site
- lack of respect for the heritage items on either side
- disregard of the planning controls in the DCP – particularly its failure to respect the essential two-storey scale of the village
- adverse impact on traffic
- 8 metre deep excavation into the sandstone bedrock and
- the fact that its dark unsympathetic bulk will dominate the approaches to the village from Gladesville and Ryde Roads.
At this stage Council has indicated that it will move to reject this application and is prepared to fight it our in the Court should the applicant appeal the rejection.