■ 22 Ireland Street,
This project involved the removal of two houses and redevelopment of the land for nine townhouses including the removal of 35 native trees from a site within a significant landscape overlay and attracted 33 objections from local residents.
The site was densely vegetated when the project begun in 2015 and the CS team firstly appointed a reputable local arborist to document the location, size and designate a retention value to each tree. The development required the removal of a high number of native trees within an area where planning controls restrict vegetation removal.
By engaging an arborist before the design was developed it allowed the architect to design around the highest value trees and we were able to demonstrate this to Council and objectors. Although the proposal did still require the removal of thirty five native trees, our diligent approach was accepted favourably by council and it was supported.