Local residents want this subdivided block cleaned up.
Local residents want this subdivided block cleaned up. Georja Ryan

Site's sorry state creates tension

NEIGHBOURS have complained about a subdivided block of land on the corner of Gore and Percy St.

One side boasts a house where renters reside, but the other is a vacant patch in need of a tidy-up.

Neighbour Anthony Crothers said he was sick of looking at the pile of debris that has littered the block for over three months.

"I don't mind if they build something there, just as long as it fits in," Mr Crothers said.

Mr Crothers said developers were becoming too caught up with making money and were disregarding the traditions of Warwick, which were big blocks and wide spaces.

"Over the years I've seen too much subdivision and houses are getting closer and closer together," he said.

Another street resident, who chose not to be named, said it ruined the streetscape of the area.

"What is happening in this instance, I assume, is for a fast buck with little or no concern for the visual appeal of the neighbourhood," he said.

"It would be nice if the rubbish was cleared off this block and a home built which blends and compliments the area."

Other neighbours pressing for the block to be cleaned up are Kim Goodman and Matt Canton.

The pair have only been living in the street a week, but have had previous differences with subdividers and said they needed to clean up their act.

"We were set to get a place on Cullen St but the developer came along and took the pool off us, and wanted to divide it up into four blocks plus a house," Ms Goodman said.

"It's greed and with the stock market and interest rates going up and down I don't blame them, but they've just got to think of the rest of us," she said.

A council spokeswoman said council had received no complaints about the block.

 

Complaint policy

"A resident concerned about an overgrown or unsightly lot can make a complaint to Council under Local Law 8," a council spokeswoman said.


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