St Peter Chanel Church (image Wikimedia)

We are glad to report that Hunters Hill Council has refused the Development Application from the Marist Fathers to create two 1,000 square meter housing blocks in the surrounds of St Peter Chanel Church, Woolwich.

This would have reduced the curtilage of the Church which is is included in the heritage listing.  Loss of the park-like setting would have changed the character of the Conservation Area.  Here are the  reasons that Council gave for refusal.