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Six-unit development would remove 'high value' trees

Central Coast Council has received an application to build and strata subdivide six two-storey three-bedroom townhouses over two lots at 3 Ridge St and 53 Broken Bay Rd, Ettalong.

The proposal does not comply with setback, building spacing or floor space ratio requirements of the planning provisions, and removes all trees from the site including two of "high retention value".

"Units 1 to 4 will present to Broken Bay Rd and Ridge St, with Units 5 and 6 presenting to the rear lane," according to the application submitted by consultants Barker Ryan Stewart for the Follow Property Group.

Four of the units will have double garages and the other two single garages.

"Vehicle access will be direct to each garage from the respective road frontages.

"A common pedestrian access point is provided centrally through the development, providing access from Units 5 and 6 to Broken Bay Road.

"Private open space areas are provided both in the rear yard areas of the proposed units, as well as within first floor balconies.

"The development adopts an overall building line of six metre to the Broken Bay Rd and Ridge St frontage, excluding the front porch and first floor balcony, which are proposed with a 4.5m setback.

"Units 5 and 6 support a zero lot line to the rear laneway.

"The development proposes a 900mm setback to the western and eastern side boundary to Units 1 and 4, and 1.15m and 2.85m to Units 5 and 6 respectively. These setbacks are increased at the first floor level to each elevation."

The gross floor area of the proposal is 696.81 square metres on a site area of 1268.94 square metres, for a floor space ratio of 0.549:1 which exceeds the planning provision limit of 0.5:1.

The deep soil area is 282 square metres which is 22 per cent of the site.

The strata subdivision proposes lot areas between 248 square metres for Lot 1 and 273 square metres for Lot 4.

"The development provides deep soil zones of 0.9m along side boundaries, which is less than the 2.0m requirement," the application states.

Despite non-compliance, the application claims: "Appropriate setbacks have been implemented within the design to ensure the development is compatible with the desired character of the neighbourhood.

"The proposed setbacks ensure sufficient deep soil areas and landscaping are provided for the development along with providing reasonable amenity for future occupants of the proposed dwellings and occupants of existing neighbouring dwellings.

"Separation is provided in accordance with this control for the majority of the development, with the exception of a variation at the distance between Unit 4 and 6 where separation is reduced to 4.84m.

"Notwithstanding this, the separation between buildings will allow for satisfactory sunlight and privacy for adjacent dwellings due to the orientation and arrangement of units on site.

The trees to be removed from the site include five angophora floribunda, two of which were described in the arborist report as having "high retention value" and one "moderate retention value".

A public notification plan showing the design of the proposed buildings was not available last week on the Central Coast Council's planning portal.





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