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SSC Newspaper : November 2010
Trouble brewing on Wakeford Road By Natalie O'Brien Strath eld's leafy Wakeford Road is entering a period of transition as homeowners seek to upgrade or demolish properties built between the 1950 and 1990s which no longer seem appropriate for the area. e streetscape has undergone major changes in the past 100 years with many old and historic homes being demolished a er World War II. But now a new wave of construction is under way, with the demolition of a number of houses built in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in order to make way for buildings of a more contemporary design. A number of modern, two-storey homes have already appeared on the street, taking advantage of, in some cases, panoramic views to the North Shore. More such constructions are planned. One large property, for sale at 18 Wakeford Road, has an approved development application (DA) for a luxurious new mansion to be built on the site. Another DA for a property at 8 Wakeford Road has sparked renewed discussion about the future of the streetscape. e owners of 8 Wakeford Road have applied for permission to replace the existing house with a two-storey contemporary home, but the application has run into trouble because the property is adjacent to a heritage property -- an Italianate house called Glencona. However, the council's planning commi ee now says that the new development could, in fact, be more sympathetic to Glencona than the existing house from an earlier era currently on the site. In its review, the commi ee concluded that the proposed new home is "somewhat consistent" with the existing streetscape. But the commi ee also found that the development still has the potential to bookend Glencona because the neighbouring houses would both be bulky and dark and set further for ward than the heritage property. As a result, the commi ee recommended that a refusal of the application for the new home would not be in the public interest. But a nal decision on the development application has been deferred until the commi ee is able to meet with the owners of the property at 8 Wakeford Road and discuss some further design details with them. Strathfield Scene 15 PROPERTY www.ourstrathfield.com.au The owners of 8 Wakeford Road, Strathfeld, have applied for permission to replace the existing house with a two-storey contemporary home. DAYS PLUMBING & BATHROOM SUPPLIES DISCOUNT DIRECT TO TRADE & PUBLIC 7 1500mm $980 1730mm $1090 MG 600 Semi Recess Vanity Unit Inc Ceramic Top & Legs Water Rating 4 Stars Shower Mixer Basin Mixer Wall Face Toilet Suite Inc Soft Close Seat Shower Screen 950 x 950mm Excluding Shower Base Elbi Shower Set Elbi Bath Set Free Standing Bath Bidette KN3020 $290 $195 $138 $399 T/W Toilet Suite Dual Flush Full Ceramic Gemini Toilet Suite Dual Flush Plastic Cistern $150 $65 $58 $95 $249 $68 $58 Shaving Cabinet 600mm Poly $168 Laundry Tub 45 Ltr Stainless Steel $450 Sink Mixer Chrome Finish 1 T.H Pedestal Basin 570 x 450mm $150 Visit Our New Showroom or online at www.7daysbathroom.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Ph: 9798 7665 Elbi Basin Set $68 Wall Hung Vanity $790 Incl. Stone Top (taps extra) 52 Georges River Rd (Cnr Forbes St) Croydon Park
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