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Neighbor Appellants' Supporting Documentation To Appeal of October 6, 2014 Planning <br />Commission Decision <br />Hillbrook School: CUP U -12 -002; EIR -13 -001 <br />Table of Contents <br />RECEIVED <br />DEC 01 2014 <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />PLANNING DIVISION <br />1. THE PLANNING COMMISSION ERRED OR ABUSED ITS DISCRETION BECAUSE <br />THE PLANNING COMMISSION FAILED TO FOLLOW THE 2020 GENERAL PLAN, <br />TOWN CODE AND POLICIES IN APPROVING A PROJECT THAT WILL CAUSE <br />SUBSTANTIAL HARM AND RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANTLY IMPAIRED RESIDENTIAL <br />ENVIRONMENT AND SUBSTANTIALLY DIMINISHED HEALTH, SAFETY AND <br />GENERAL WELFARE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS .................. ............................... <br />A. Inconsistency with the 2020 General Plan ........................................ ............................... 1 <br />1. LU -1 - Planning for neighborhood preservation and protection is one of the most <br />important purposes of the Town's General Plan.... Maintaining neighborhood quality <br />suggests conservation of existing housing, good street design, traffic control in residential <br />neighborhoods, and development review that adheres to quality design. Factors such as new <br />or excessive traffic, aging or inadequate infrastructure, and even economic pressures may <br />cause disruption of neighborhoods. Neighborhood preservation also includes balancing the <br />intensity of land uses with the existing residential density ...................... ............................... 1 <br />2. Goal LU -1- To preserve, promote, and protect the existing small -town character and <br />quality of life within Los Gatos ............................................................... ............................... 1 <br />3. Policy LU -4.2- Allow development only with adequate physical infrastructure (e.g. <br />transportation.... and social services (e.g .... public safety, etc.) .......... ............................... 1 <br />4. Policy LU -4.3- Only approve projects for which public costs can bejustified by the <br />overall benefit to the community ............................................................. ............................... 1 <br />5. Policy LU -6.1- Protect existing residential areas from the impacts of nonresidential <br />development............................................................................................. ............................... 1 <br />6. Policy LU -6.2- Allow non - residential activity in residential areas only when the <br />character and quality of the neighborhood can be maintained ................ ............................... 1 <br />7. Policy LU -6.4- Prohibit uses that may lead to the deterioration of residential <br />neighborhoods, or adversely impact the public safety or the residential character of a <br />residentialneighborhood .......................................................................... ............................... 1 <br />8. Policy LU -6.5- The type, density, and intensity of new land use shall be consistent <br />with that of the immediate neighborhood ................................................ ............................... 2 <br />9. Action TRA -2.2- Adopt street standards that reflect the existing character of the <br />neighborhood, while taking into account safety and maintenance considerations ................. 2 <br />10. Policy TRA -2.5- Discourage single access roads of extended length, and restrict <br />development along such roads ................................................................. ............................... 2 <br />ATTACHMENT 1 9 <br />