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Collapse Issue 484 - 09 Dec 2019Issue 484 - 09 Dec 2019
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Groups come together for Bouddi emergency plan
Study about relocating koalas to Pearl Beach
Tree group wins regional environmental award
Furniture truck believed to have cause power cut
Community hall to receive $66,000 upgrade
Clifford St villa development approved
Umina CWA delivers presents to Blayney women
Bouddi Bushcare wins State prize
Stolen elf needed for Christmas fund-raiser
Hawke Head Dr is finally sealed
Workshop about keeping chickens
Roadworks to be completed over next five years
Amalgamation report adopted without debate
Tip receives 'unlimited' e-waste
Councillors to have nine-week break
Council services limited over Christmas period
Council still to receive final quarter figures
Marquart calls climate action councillors 'hypocritical'
Free children's activities
Annual handbag donation
Rotary clubs hold first joint meeting
Rotarians witness expansion Uganda program
Local Member holds youth forum
Free kayaking tours
Tesch experiences Dunecare voluntary work
Pharmacist describes industry changes
Santa pictures with a Umina flavour
Business Concierge service piloted in Woy Woy
Gift drive for Coast Shelter
Pet store mounts drought relief collection for Christmas
Annual wishing tree appeal
Uniting Church holds early Christmas service
History book still available
Welcoming to non-heterosexuals
Explanation needed for boatshed demolition
Expensive roundabout will cause delays
What is parking space shortfall across the Peninsula?
Thanks for making a difference
Councillors should roll up their sleeves and make it work
Teachers check in on new hospital employee
Chicken eggs hatch at Woy Woy village
Photos used to facilitate communication
Lunch supported by disability services provider
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Tributes paid following death of John Hickey
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Two locals win Bouddi Foundation awards
Troubadour ends year with Hawaiian theme party
Artists take reins of annual Killcare art show
Artist raises money for eye care
Campus offers beach volleyball as a sport
Plaque honours memory of school rooster
Hair accessories to match school uniform
Students create ceramics garden
School launches dance program
Weather shed transformed by indigenous mural
Schools vie for Christmas tree award
Men's champion goes on to win district title
Paul is Masters Athlete of the Year
Pool visits top 491,000 a year
Rugby club pays visit to Tongan college
Southern Spirit women defeat Warnervale Whites
Surf club members named for interbranch team
Umina Eagles women hope to contest Premier League

Clifford St villa development approved

A three-villa development at 4 Clifford St, Umina Beach, has been finally given the go-ahead by Central Coast Council after several amendments and a site inspection.

The development application (DA 54622) from Mr David Murray went to the councillors for decision because the 670sqm site was smaller by 10.6 percent than the site requirement of 750sqm for a multi-dwelling development.

It also departed from the maximum floor height for the lowest occupied storey, with a small portion of one of the units being 1.3m, a variation of 30 percent.

According to the application, this was a result of topography, with the site falling away from the road.

Setbacks from site boundaries to exterior walls were 70 percent less than required on the eastern side, 57 percent on the western side, and 12.55 percent on the front setback.

Dwelling with ground floor entry required a minimum private open space of 50sqm and this proposal has only 44.14sqm.

The applicant's planning consultant Mr Matthew Wales spoke in Public Forum ahead of the meeting and said the application had been lodged in June last year and "has been the subject of extensive consultation with council staff in order to resolve a number of issues relating mainly to solar access and neighbor amenity".

Mr Wales said, even though this was "only a modest three-unit villa site, this application and assessment has been thorough and resulted in a better outcome for the site".

Plans had been amended to address matters raised by Council's initial assessment and in the three public submissions.

A report by the Council's senior development planner, Ms Karen Hanratty, said that to overcome privacy concerns, a privacy screen would be added to Unit 3 to prevent overlooking and at Unit 2, a solid balustrade on the terrace would be higher and the eastern wall on the upper level would be extended.

The report said modification to the roof over the living area of Unit 3 would improve solar access to that space, as requested by Council.

Only Cr Jeff Sundstrom and Cr Chris Holstein attended the site inspection with Council officers and, when it went to vote at Council's November 25 meeting, Crs Jane Smith, Kyle MacGregor and Louise Greenaway did not support approval.

However, Ms Hanratty said in her report that the development was in a key location close to Umina Beach town centre, it was consistent with other medium density villas in the immediate locality and would provide important high-quality residential accommodation.

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