Lords Road rezoning rejected by Planning Panel

Friday, 28 June 2019


The Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel has resolved to reject the rezoning review for 67-73 Lords Road Leichhardt, as the proposal had not demonstrated ‘strategic merit’.

Council has been fighting the highly controversial plan for up to 315 units in buildings up to nine storeys high since 2014.

The rezoning which has been repeatedly sought by the developer was to allow a high density residential development by rezoning 67-73 Lords Road, Leichhardt from IN2 Light Industrial to R3 Medium Density Residential, and increasing the maximum permissible floor space ratio (FSR) from 1:1 to 2.4:1.

A failure to demonstrate ‘strategic merit’ means that the proponent has failed to demonstrate that the proposal was consistent with various aspects of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy and its associated Action Plan that has been endorsed by the Government.

Council has consistently argued that the development proposal did not meet the need to protect employment land and would have resulted in the loss of local businesses and jobs, and that it did not meet the requirements of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy.

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