Approval recommended for house exceeding limits
A house which exceeds the maximum height limit of 8.5 metres by one third and is almost 10 per cent more than the maximum floor space ratio is being recommended for approval by Central Coast Council staff.
The currently empty block at 64 Fishermans Parade, Daleys Point, will lose 11 trees to make way for the new home.
Replacement trees have been added to the draft conditions of consent which would require the owner to plant two replacement native trees capable of reaching 10m in height.
No objections were lodged when the proposal went on public exhibition.
The council report said strict compliance with height limits was difficult as the site had a steep gradient and the request to vary conditions were considered reasonable.
Likewise, the request to vary the floor space was considered reasonable, as it was considered consistent with the scale and bulk of other dwellings within the immediate area.
"The small lot size is restrictive in terms of allowable floor area which is exacerbated by the narrow lot width and steep grade when it comes to designing a dwelling with reasonable amenity,'' the report stated.
The councillors will vote on the development application (DA55321) at tonight's council meeting.
Central Coast Council agenda 2.2, 23 April 2019