New South Wales
Dear Sir / Madam,
My wife and I have lived in Roseville for over 20 years, and moved into our Federation Listed house at 32 Roseville Avenue on the basis of it's heritage style and heritage landscape identity of the street, and indeed surrounding streets of Roseville in the local area of the station in particular. In renovating our own house and garden we were very pleased to be restrained by the heritage listing, and are proud to be living in a very beautiful neighbourhood rich with tradition and a striking landscape setting.
The erosion of the heritage qualities of Roseville has already been significant with demolition and redevelopment of many houses to construct apartments, changing the heritage identity and fabric of the area.
We strongly object to the proposed demolition of the residence and gardens at 37 Bancroft Avenue, including removal of many of the trees on the site, which together make a strong contribution to the streetscape and local identity. The proposed bulk and scale of the proposed new buildings is considered entirely unacceptable, being inconsistent with the existing heritage streetscape character. The impact will also be considerable in views from the park behind the site, where I have played tennis for over 10 years.
We strongly object to the development proposed, and consider retention of the house the most important option, and if not then certainly a smaller scale development that allows protection of trees and creation of a strong landscape setting that is sympathetic with the streetscape, neighbours, and park behind.
I welcome enquiry and am willing to attend and speak at any site visit, or provide further written submission if this is suitable.
Ross and Kate Shepherd
32 Roseville Avenue Roseville