Three two-storey townhouse development replicated
Less than four months after a three two-storey townhouses were approved for 19 Warrah St, Ettalong, an almost identical development application has been submitted to Central Coast Council for 20 Warrah St, Ettalong the block across the road.
Clark Dowdle and Associates wrote both statements of environmental effects, stating both proposals would cost the same amount.
The applicant for both is Knight Mapleton Design Partners.
The proposal for 19 Warrah St, Ettalong, was passed by council on May 21 and lapses on the same day in 2024. The block is smaller by 3.4 per cent than the minimum lot size allowed for three townhouses.
The new proposal for the house directly across the road is also for three two-storey townhouses, also at an estimated cost of $600,000.
This block is also below the minimum lot size, this time by 2.6 per cent, and this proposal aims to go above the height standard of 8.5m, asking for 9.34m height approval - a varation of 9.1 per cent.
Both developments asked for variations to the side and front setbacks.
Public submissions close September 19.
One submission already received says the demolition of the two trees within the centre of the property does not comply with the guidelines and that the trees are high quality large native species home to many birds and other wildlife and that these are the last two large trees remaining in Warrah St.
The same applicant has a third similar development, also costing $600,000 submitted for 125 Bourke Rd, Umina.
Clark Dowdle also wrote the report to council also for three two-storey townhouses.
This too is smaller than the minimum lot size, this time by 1.5 per cent.
It does not meet the side or rear boundary setbacks and, like 20 Warrah St, it asks for street front brick fencing of 1.8m height instead of the normal guidelines of 1.2m.
It is open for public comment until September 26.
Other development applications currently before Central Coast Council include a knockdown and rebuild a new house at 1 Grandview Cres, Killcare, and a new seawall at 66 Helmsman Blvd, St Huberts Island, to replace the original one.
DA Tracker, 12 Sep 2019
DA57079, DA56368, DA 57189, DA57142, Central Coast Council