CURRANS Hill is set to receive a new 64-place childcare centre, despite opposition from surrounding residents.
Camden Council approved the scaled-back development at a council meeting earlier this month.
Several councillors congratulated the applicant, Bill Jelenkovic, for working with council officers to reduce the original two-storey development to a single storey.
However, residents in the surrounding homes said the development was out of place.
Carlene Summers told the councillors the development would choke the narrow roads with traffic and would lead to increased noise.
“I am opposed to a commercial development so deep down a residential area,” she said.
“Turner Road is narrow and at times congested with two lanes drawing into one.”
Ms Summers said the location would mean possibly 64 more cars using Turner Road in the morning and in the evening.
Councillor Peter Sidgreaves said the centre would not have too much of an impact on residents.
“Council officers believe this will be a low-impact development and that the road has sufficient capacity to handle this,” he said.
Cr Debby Dewbery said childcare centres would become more common as more new residents increased the need for childcare.
The spokesman for the applicant, Graham Pascoe, said Mr Jelenkovic believed the result was “a balanced planning outcome”.
“The proponent is of the view the development as approved by council on August 26 is capable of co-existing with the evolving residential neighbourhood,” he said.
“[The development] balances a whole series of issues and provides an acceptable planning outcome.”
Mr Pascoe said the applicant had reduced the size of the development “to achieve full compliance with council’s code requirements, apart from the accepted minor increase in operational hours, in a design configuration of enhanced operational and neighbourhood sensitivity”.
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