Ipswich City Council has refused a proposed child care centre in Camira over concerns of its proposed scale, bulk and impacts on residential amenity were not sufficiently addressed by the applicant.
The development application was lodged with council last year, originally proposing a 76-place child care centre on a 1,865sqm corner lot on a residential street at 1 Woodlands Avenue.
The applicant proposed to demolish the existing dwelling and build a two-storey building on the site, with 24 car parking spaces.
The centre was to operate between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Council highlighted with the applicant that the proposed two-storey building did not comply with the outcomes sought for the Large Lot Residential Zone.
Other concerns detailed by council planning officers included the proposed site coverage, the bulk of the building, boundary setbacks and potential amenity impacts on adjoining residential properties.
Further issues were identified with the number of car parks proposed, which did not comply with the specific outcomes of the Parking Code as the applicant did not identify all full-time equivalent staff required to service the development.
Council worked with the applicant to seek further information relating to stormwater management, waste collection and traffic management.