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Proposal to replace single dwelling with three units

A single-dwelling house at 80 Victoria Avenue, Woy Woy, will be demolished to make way for a three-dwelling, multi-unit housing development if it receives Council approval.

The proposal does not comply with the minimum lot size requirement of that Gosford planning instrument by a variation of 7.3 per cent but it does comply for height and floor space.

"The proposed multi-housing development is considered as minor scale development that merely seeks to upgrade the existing housing stock in the locality," the Clarke Dowdle statement said.

"The proposed development is located in a low-volume trafficked street.

"Given the site is zoned as medium density residential the absorption capacity is considered as acceptable in this instance."

However, in terms of compliance with the Gosford Development Control Plan, the proposal doesn't meet the requirements for deep soil front and rear setbacks and side and rear boundary setbacks.

It also falls short of the DCP's parking requirements by 2.5 spaces.

The DCP also required a minimum area of 50 square metres per unit of outdoor space and a minimum width of 3.5 metres but the proposed Unit 2 will only have 47 square metres of outdoor space.

The consultant lists 14 other recently approved developments in the Peninsula area with similar non-compliances to argue for approval of the 80 Victoria Rd proposal.

"The design and siting of the villas meet the over-arching objectives of the setbacks clause and is considered acceptable for the medium density residential zone," the consultant said.

"The two storey unit development would allow greater than three hours solar access to the living areas and private open space areas of the villas.

"The courtyard areas would be commensurate with the size of the outdoor private open spaces provide to the multi-unit development in the Peninsula area.

"In this instance, the multi-unit housing would be located within walking distance of outdoor and indoor recreational facilities which allows for occupants to regularly participate in outdoor or and social pursuits."

Access to the new multi-dwelling complex would be via a driveway along the eastern boundary and separate garages provided for each unit, according to a statement in support of the proposal prepared by consultants Clarke Dowdle and Associates,.

"The proposed units include front courtyard fencing that provide sufficient areas to store mobile waste collection bins away from the street and from the courtyard areas within the site," the statement said.

The site is zoned R1 - General Residential under the Gosford Local Environmental Plan 2014.

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