/Darko Krajinovic asks Hobart City Council to defer application to build four townhouses on illegal demolition site in Mt Stuart

Darko Krajinovic asks Hobart City Council to defer application to build four townhouses on illegal demolition site in Mt Stuart

House razed

The house at 55 Mount Stuart Rd that was illegally demolished by owned by Darko Krajinovic to make way for a townhouse development. Picture: MATT THOMPSON

A man who illegally tore down his heritage-listed property has had his development application to rebuild at the Mt Stuart site deferred.

Darko Krajinovic asked the Hobart City Council to defer his application to build four townhouses at 55 Mount Stuart Rd after a planning committee last week recommended the development be refused.

It’s expected Mr Krajinovic will now amend the application.

An artist’s impression of the proposed development of four town houses by Darko Krajinovic in Mt Stuart.

The City Planning Committee last week recommended refusal, citing overshadowing on one of the four townhouses.

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Other issues included traffic concerns, specifically inadequate sight distances between vehicle, cyclists and pedestrians, and concerns over vehicle light and noise affecting some bedrooms in the townhouses.

Krajinovic was fined $225,000 for illegally demolishing the 1885 home in February 2017 with an excavator.