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Semi-basement parking proposed for dual occupancy

Central Coast Council has received an application for an "attached dual occupancy" and strata subdivision at 187 Booker Bay Rd, Booker Bay.

The application, prepared by Ryan Gill of Balance Planning, states: "The dwellings are configured in a side-by-side arrangement with garaging contained within a semi-basement level.

"Dwelling entry and sleeping quarters are situated at ground level and living spaces contained within small second storey.

"Strata subdivision to create two strata lots is proposed.

"The objective of the development proposal is to deliver new low-density housing in a manner encouraged by the applicable zone objectives and planning controls.

"The development proposal seeks to replace ageing housing stock with two high-amenity and well-designed dwellings."

Each unit would have a separate driveway sloping down from the street at an angle unsuitable for parking, meaning that all off-street parking would be located in the garages. Each unit would also have its own in-ground swimming pool at the rear and internal stairs and lift access to upper levels.

The proposal is under the 8.5 m height limit for that location with an overall average height of 7.6 m above natural ground level.

However the proposal does breach the building envelope specified by the planning provisions on both sides.

The application described this as "justifiable" due to the narrow lot size.

Other non compliances include the maximum combined width of the garages is exceeded by 0.4 m.

The basement extends 1.5 metres above existing ground level, where a maximum of one metre is allowed.

The design has two driveways instead of the single driveway stipulated in the planning provisions.

There are also drive-way width and water permeability infringements.

The design does not ensure that "garages do not visually dominate any street or driveway elevation" as stipulated in the planning provisions.

The application also acknowledges that the identical design of the two units fall foul of "facade articulation" planning provisions which state that the "form and design of each dwelling in dual occupancy developments should be varied."

The unarticulated wall length exceeds the maximum allowed eight metres.

There is no landscape planting on side setbacks.

The development application will be on display for submissions until January 17.

Application details are not currently available through the Council's planning portal, which is "down for maintenance" until December 20.

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