Residents left in the cold

Artist's impression in revised architectural plans of some of the proposed new homes. Picture: DA
Artist's impression in revised architectural plans of some of the proposed new homes. Picture: DA

The Heathcote Hall proposed development (Leader, May 22) is a smaller version of the Adani coal mine issue. Everyone with the right connections is pushing the mine while so many others see the problems associated with it and the long-term effects it will have on various communities.

In a bushfire-prone suburban street developers and politicians want to bring in the bulldozers and cranes and foist upon us two sets of flats and a total of 55 dwellings while dozens of ancient eucalypts will be felled.

A tiny overcrowded bridge is the only entry point for the hundreds of trucks needed to cart dirt and concrete in and out of Heathcote East.

The Sydney South Planning Panel simply does the bidding of the state government. And the proposal is fully supported by our own Sutherland Shire Council. After the planning panel listened to a lineup of residents concerned about bushfire risks, traffic and loss of amenity the only problem they saw with the development were some minor token issues in relation to height.

The shire is not the same as it was and it is getting worse. Why is it that when it comes to planning issues the developer has the full support of the political process but it is the community which is left out in the cold

Patrick Kennedy, Heathcote