Subdivision recommended for Mrs Wilson's shop site
The Central Coast Local Planning Panel will consider a recommendation on Thursday to approve a strata subdivision of a mixed-use development from one lot into three.
The application is for a 472 square metre site at 68 Railway St, Woy Woy, on the corner of Charlton St, which includes a two-storey heritage building known as Mrs Wilson's shop.
The development application has been referred to the Local Planning Panel as the proposal creates lots less than "the minimum subdivision lot size development standard".
The land is zoned R1 General Residential with a minimum lot size of 550 square metres and a minimum width at the building line of 18 metres.
The variations listed from the standard are: Lot 1 of 155 square metres, 71.8 per cent; Lot 2 of 139.8 square metres, 74.8 per cent and Lot 3 of 178 square metres, 67.6 per cent.
The minimum lot width is 5.8 metres is a variation of 68 per cent.
The shop "is being restored and conserved in accordance with DA48230/2015 for retail and commercial use and verandah with attached two side-by-side two-storey residential units (approved 18 May 2016) which front Railway St," according to a report to the Panel. "Construction of the development has commenced.
"Vehicular access to the site is provided from Charlton Street to car parking via a driveway behind the heritage building and residential units."
No public submissions were received about the proposal.
The report concludes that the application by Bruce Kerr Pty Ltd is in the public interest.
"The proposal will continue to provide for the restoration, conservation and adaptive re-use of a heritage item and provide for the housing needs of the community and additional housing on the site consistent with the zone objectives.
The proposal will not impact on the character of the area or the character of the approved development.
"It is not expected to have any adverse social or economic impact."
Central Coast Local Planning Panel agenda 4.2, 8 Apr 2021