While the MPPP are going through the motions of taking legal action against those responsible for the sudden demolition of 20 Pykett Avenue, it appears to be also going through the motions of processing the development plans for the area.
From what I hear, the MPPP has not (yet) approved any development plans. Meanwhile, though, take a look at this: the MPPP is now calling for neighbours’ objections to the plans.
The old structure was suddenly demolished before the MPPP could inspect the site. The MPPP has already filed a case in court and is now waiting for the date to be fixed.
The outcome could just be a – which would be peanuts compared to the gross development value of the proposed development. Remember how lightly those who demolished the Metropole Hotel got off – amounting to just a slap on the wrist.
The real test will be when the developer is trying to apply for planning approval – whether the MPPP and the State government will freeze the application. We wait and see.