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Heritage concerns at 38 Grosvenor Street

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A planning application has been lodged with Council for construction of two townhouses at 38 Grosvenor Street, Brighton.

The property at 38 Grosvenor Street, Brighton is not covered by a heritage overlay. It is listed in various Bayside’s heritage documents and was considered for heritage protection as part of Planning Scheme Amendment C38.  The Amendment applied permanent heritage controls to properties located in various Heritage Precincts with 38 Grosvenor St considered as part of the Grosvenor Estate heritage precinct.

The Independent Planning Panel appointed to consider Amendment C38 recommended 38 Grosvenor St to be removed from the precinct as it did not contribute to the architectural value of the precinct which is primarily Edwardian architecture. The precinct includes 23 contributory buildings.

The planning application is currently being processed and is expected to be considered at the 16 July Planning and Amenity Meeting of Council.

We are also undertaking a process to investigate the merits of a heritage overlay for this property. Council seeks to balance protecting Bayside’s valuable heritage buildings and respecting the concerns of property owners.