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More medium and high density housing proposed
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More medium and high density housing proposed

An increase in medium-density and high-density housing on the Peninsula is proposed for Central Coast Council's housing strategy, in a discussion paper released by the council for comment.

The paper includes a map which "shows that areas with significant additional net dwelling capacity are around the existing centres of ... The Peninsula".

Throughout the document, the Peninsula is identified as a "population centre".

The document states: "Medium density housing is the fastest growing housing type in the local government area, with townhouses and villas gaining particular popularity in existing urban areas.

"Well-designed medium density housing uses land more efficiently and can cater for a range of household types and sizes.

"This housing type can be advantageous in providing housing in areas of higher amenity, which can include transitional areas on the fringe of high density centres, as well as areas in walking distance of local shopping and service centres."

The document also suggests "high density development" is being considered for the Peninsula.

"Locating higher density housing in established centres means residents will have good access to shops, services, public transport and recreation."

High density housing is defined as "residential flat buildings or shop-top housing of over three storeys".

"These buildings typically have more complex site requirements, but can provide for significantly more dwellings on a site and potentially cater for a wider range of residents and household types.

"While high density housing requires areas with excellent amenity, opportunities exist within existing centres with existing high amenity.

"Housing that generates an uplift in density also presents an opportunity to enhance local and regional infrastructure and amenity through contributions from the development."

Feedback will be accepted by Central Coast Council until February 28.





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