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08 Mar 2021
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Application to build three units in West St
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Application to build three units in West St

An application to build three units at a cost of $600,000 on a 730.4 square metre block at 159 West St, Umina, has been lodged with Central Coast Council.

"Each dwelling would include three bedrooms, living areas with vehicular access is proposed via central driveway to separate garages provided for each dwelling," according to a statement lodged with the application by planning consultants Clarke Dowdle and Associates.

"The proposed dwellings provide ground floor private open space areas, internal storage and a space to locate waste collection bins away from the street and clothes drying areas that would be screened from other dwellings and the public domain.

"The lightweight appearance with a mixture of weatherboard cladding rather than the more extensive masonry is a prominent feature of the design, all elements identified within the Council's desired character elements for the Umina Beach - Medium Density precinct."

The proposal fails to comply with a number of planning provisions.

The lot size is less than the minimum permitted of 750 square metres.

The design does not comply with minimum side and rear setbacks.

The maximum depth of the building at 40.4 metres is greater than the 25 metre maximum.

Two of the units would not meet the requirement of 50 square metres of open space, with unit two having 25 square metres and unit three having 45 square metres.

The front fence does not have the required one-third open material such as pickets. Instead, a 1.8 metre brick fence with 300mm decorative slat infills is proposed

"The scenic quality of the area would not be compromised with the erection of front fencing to the residential complex," the consultants stated.

"The proposal would be commensurate with building setbacks that have been recently approved, established and permitted in the Woy Woy Peninsula area.

"Council in its planning assessment have conceded that the prescriptive requirements outlined within the Multi-Unit Housing and Residential Flat Buildings chapter are unrealistic for medium density development to occur within the Peninsula area.

"The economic feasibility to consolidate allotments and provide such little yield due to the loss of land available in regards to the required setbacks is onerous."

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