Application for manufactured home
Central Coast Council has received a development application for a manufactured home to be installed at Empire Bay.
An existing home is to be demolished at 116 and 118 Rickard Rd, Empire Bay, and the home manufactured at Somersby will be installed on one of the blocks.
The application has been submitted by The Manor Group of Somersby and Parker Scanlon Pty Ltd on behalf of John and Helen Jarman.
Parker Scanlon town planner Ms Tayla Hill said manufacturing homes off site was becoming more common.
In her opinion, they were a sustainable model of building with less waste involved and often using recycled materials.
She said it was often cheaper too, as all the labour was on site, including plumbing and electrical foundation work.
The homes are built in modules and transported in two or three bits.
Ms Hill said the designs were simple and open plan and overengineered so they cope with being transported, resulting in very sturdy buildings.
The site is zoned R2 low density residential and the proposal "generally complies with applicable guidelines and controls that are specified in the Gosford Development Control Plan", the applicant said.
The building has been designed to reflect the established building line and characteristics within surrounding lots and will include suspended floors and decks with a stepped design following the site's natural slope, a gently pitched roof and an overall building height positioned lower than the existing canopy.
The development application was lodged on June 14.
DA Tracker, 18 Jun 2019
DA56676, Central Coast Council
Interview (Merilyn Vale), 18 Jun 2019
Tayla Hill, Parker Scanlon