Earlier report on Balin Service Station Application

Earlier report on Balin Service Station Application

Earlier report on Balin Service Station Application

Close on the heels of the Planning Minister’s support for the long fought MPS’s Peninsula Planning Statement – which aims to preserve “and enhance” local character, maintain urban boundaries and the Green Wedge  (see following story) – we now have to contain or oppose a substantial United Service Station planned for the Cook/Wood streets old Balin site.

A total of six bowsers (more than for Balnarring), 11 on-site parking spaces, a shop (or two?) and 24 hour service – plus the entrance proposed to be beside the Pier Provedore in Cook Street, with the exit to Wood Street.

There would be a lot of concrete and a large illuminated sign (2.7 metres).

The total look and character of Flinders will be changed in one swoop if this is approved – so the FCA is seeking advice and support for negotiating with the owners for something more appropriate for our community.

The link follows  http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Building_Planning/Advertised_Planning_Applications/P141188_-_34-36_Cook_Street_FLINDERS

Perhaps United are going for the maximum and we can reduce the scope of the application or even change its design after discussion, BUT it will be fascinating to see how the Council (and its planners) react now it has the Government’s direction that planning on the Peninsula MUST maintain the character of coastal villages for the community benefit.