On 2/5/12 the Planning Assessment Commission approved the Project Application for a Seniors Living development on the Scottish Hospital site. This followed a public meeting held on 23/4/12 at the Paddington RSL Club. The Commission issued a Determination Report (67.95 kb) and a Project Approval (114.82 kb) in relation to its decision.
The Planning Assessment Commission advised us on 3/4/12 that:
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The Department of Planning advised us by letter dated 12/10/11 that the Presbyterian Church (NSW) Property Trust has submitted:
The response to submissions and the PPR are available on the Department of Planning's website.
The PPR includes a number of changes from the original project including:
Enquiries and submissions on the response to submissions and the preferred project report should be directed to:
Department of Planning
tel: 9228 6538
NOTE: The Department of Planning has not set any time period for making submissions. Anyone wishing to make a submission is advised to do so as soon as possible.
NSW Planning advised us on 9 March 2010 that a proposal by the Presbyterian Church for redevelopment of the Scottish Hospital site was a major project under part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Applications under part 3A are made to the NSW Department of Planning and the Minister for Planning decides whether to approve or refuse the application.
[NOTE: NSW Planning & Infrastructure wrote to us on 8/6/11 about the NSW Government's election commitment to repeal Part 3A. Their advice was that changes were made to legislation removing the category of development that covered the Scottish Hospital proposal from Part 3A. However, the changes allowed more advanced proposals to continue to be assessed and determined by the State Government and that the Scottish Hospital was one of those more advanced proposals. The Scottish Hospital proposal will therefore continue to be assessed and determined by the State Government.]
The application for Ministerial approval is referred to as a Project Application.
Related to the Project Application are a Statement of Planning Principles and a Planning Agreement (VPA). The Council decided to prepare of a Statement of Planning Principles to inform future planning for the site. The VPA relates to a request by Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) to dedicate land for public purposes. It is essentially a voluntary agreement between Council and PAC which would be tied into any Ministerial approval. More information about the Statement of Planning Principles and the VPA can be found below.
The Department of Planning advised us by letter dated 17/11/10 that the Presbyterian Church (NSW) Property Trust had submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. It was exhibited from 17/11/10 until 17/12/10. The Department of Planning invited people to make submissions on the project by Friday 17/12/10.
Council at its meeting of 13 December 2010 resolved to oppose the approval of the application for the redevelopment of the Scottish Hospital for the reasons outlined in the minutes of that meeting. See extract of the minutes of the meeting (PDF)
Council on 16 December 2010 forwarded a submission to the Department of Planning objecting to the application. See letter to Department of Planning (PDF)
On 12 April 2010 we decided to prepare a Statement of Planning Principles for the Scottish Hospital Site in consultation with the community.
On 24 May 2010 our Urban Planning Committee considered a report (PDF) on the preparation of the Statement of Planning Principles and decided that we would:
We wrote to property owners, community groups and the proponent by letter dated 1 June 2010 (PDF). We included with the letters a copy of the Draft Statement of Planning Principles (PDF) and requested that any responses be made to us by 18 June 2010.
A public meeting took place on 22 July 2010 at St Georges Church Hall, 245 Glenmore Road, Paddington (near Five Ways). We wrote (PDF) to those people who made a submission on the Draft Statement of Planning Principles (PDF) inviting them to attend the meeting.
The Council, at its meeting on 11/10/10, adopted a Statement of Planning Principles (PDF) for the redevelopment of the Scottish Hospital site as set out in the minutes of the Council Meeting (PDF). This followed our Urban Planning Committee's consideration of a report (PDF) on 20/9/10.
The Presbyterian Church (New South Wales) Property Trust (the Church) have submitted a proposed planning agreement to Council. The proposed planning agreement was made on behalf of the Church by its planning consultants, Urbis. The proposed planning agreement involves:
Our Urban Planning Committee (UPC) considered a report (PDF) on the proposed planning agreement on 11/10/10 and made a recommendation to support in priniciple entering into a VPA and to enter into negotiations with PAC. Council at its meeting on 1/11/10 adopted the UPC recommendation (PDF).
The Planning and Assessment Commission held a public meeting at the Paddington RSL at 3pm on 23/4/12. The purpose of the meeting was to provide opportunity for the public to be heard prior to a decision being made on the application. The Commission heard various submissions from residents as well as from the Paddington Society, Council staff and Elected Councillors.