On 29 March 2016 council resolved not to support the GSV Planning Proposal to increase the height limit and floor space ratio permissible on the “Key Site” in Gladesville (bounded by Massey, Flagstaff and Cowell Streets).
On 19 April 2016 GSV lodged a pre-gateway review request asking the Department of Planning and Environment (Department) to review Council’s unfavourable decision.
On the 14 October 2016 the Department forwarded a letter to Council advising that they considered the GSV planning proposal had strategic merit and should proceed to the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).
On 3 November 2016, the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) assessed the pre-gateway review request lodged by GSV Developments.
In late November the JRPP released their recommendation that the proposal proceed to Gateway subject to a number of conditions. The conditions made reference to Council’s Development Control Plan (recently amended in consultation with the community - Future Gladesville) and imposed requirements regarding open space, greenery and design excellence.
On the 16 January 2017 the Department of Planning provided a gateway letter for the planning proposal subject to conditions similar to those stipulated by the Joint Regional Planning Panel. Gateway is not an approval it simply means the applicant may proceed to exhibition once they have satisfied the conditions of gateway. Council is waiting to hear from GSV Developments as to the nature of their amended proposal. The gateway letter is available via the link below.