When I was walking the dog the other day down Dandenong Road, I noticed a sign out the front of the Glick’s factory (next to Officeworks), advertising an application for approval to build a 12 storey residential tower. I found further information about the application on the Council “major projects” planning page of its website – see here.
Can’t help thinking that 12 storeys is just too big … makes you wonder if it is an ambit claim. The documents on the Council website include a drawing of the shadows it will cast, but as I gather is the norm with planning applications, the drawing is based on the sun’s position at the equinox. Even so it shows the shadow being cast across the train line onto blocks on the north side of Rosstown Road. One wonders how far the shadow will go during the winter months.