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Hobart residents push back against extra apartment block level

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North Hobart residents are pushing back against a development proposal on Burnett Street.

A crane is in the sky over the approved apartment block construction site, which is set to be 14.2 metres high.

Developers Hobart Properties & Securities have proposed to add an extra storey to the top of the already approved building.

The matter will be put to the City of Hobart's Planning Committee tonight.

If an extra level is approved, the building will reach nearly 18 metres tall.

Eight additional residential dwellings would be built resulting in a total of 65 on site.

It's attracted 10 representations from locals complaining about the visual impact and overshadowing.

The application could face a hurdle, after council officers recommended it for refusal because the number of car parks on site are insufficient for an extra eight flats.

Brian Corr from Hobart Not Highrise agrees.

"Even if there were no parking restrictions on such a busy North Hobart strip, you can't have residents clogging up the parking " Corr said.

To check out Council's development portal, click here.

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