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Two-storey units may replace end-of-life fibro house

A residential flat building has been proposed for 4 Clifford St, Umina.

The proposal received by Central Coast Council would see a two-storey, three-unit residential flat building replace the single fibro dwelling currently located on the 674 square metre residential block.

A statement by Wales and Associates submitted to Council in support of the project said the existing residence with tiled roof and detached clad garage with fibro roof had "reached the end of its economic life".

The proposed flat building does not comply with Gosford planning controls for street, side or rear setbacks.

The developer has asked for Council's support to vary its setback requirements on the basis that "the intensity of the proposed development ensures that the floor space ratio controls in the Gosford Local Environmental Plan 2014 are complied with, the proposed development remains compatible with predominant patterns of buildings and gardens that define the existing and desired character of the local neighbourhood."

Another justification given for the non-compliance with setbacks was that "the proposal conserves important elements of existing scenic quality, in particular the prominent trees located along Memorial Ave on Council's road reserve and the adjoining trees along the south eastern boundary and ensures reasonable amenity for both existing and proposed dwellings."

Half road construction will be required as part of the development of the site, according to Wales and Associates.

Adjustments will also need to be made to the footpath to accommodate the proposed ingress/egress and pedestrian access.

At the closure of the period for public comment on the development four submissions had been received by Council.

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