A development application for a $7.3 million five-storey apartment block to be built overlooking the Carlton South Public School has been refused by the Georges River Local Planning Panel.
The proposed development for 71-73 Jubilee Avenue, Carlton would have included 23 apartments, a ground floor retail area, a communal open space on the rooftop. two levels of basement parking with spaces for 41 cars.
The panel deferred the DA in December and called for amended plans.
The applicant failed to submit amended plans in response to the panel's concerns.
These concerns included non-compliance with the minimal commercial requirements for the B6 zone, vehicle access particularly with the location of the loading bay, and balconies overlooking the adjoining Carlton South Public School.
There were also concerns with the development's adverse impact on the trees on the school site.
The orientation of the north-western facing balconies will have the potential to overlook the adjoining property which is considered to be inappropriate, the panel's decision stated.
The DA was considered an unacceptable planning outcome and was refused by the March 19 meeting of the panel.
The proposed development in its current form would set an undesirable precedent for future development in the area, the panel stated.