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31 May 2021
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Details of five-storey Umina proposal available

Details of a proposal for a $5.2 million five-storey shop-top housing development with frontages to Alfred St and West St in Umina have now been provided on Central Coast Council's planning portal.

The council previously classified the application as "invalid", but this classification has been removed and the public now has until June 28 to comment.

The development will consolidate 1-3 Alfred St and 315 West St, Umina Beach.

"The proposal is for a mixed-use development comprising commercial premises on ground floor, including retention of the existing chemist store fronting West St, and 14 shop-top dwellings located in four levels above the retail premises," according to a submission by planning consultant Michael Leavey Consulting.

The shop top housing comprises two one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units and eight three-bedroom units.

The proposal has a maximum building height of 15.663m, which exceeds the planning provision of 14.25m.

The application stated: "The variation of 9.9 per cent to the development standard is minor, representing less than one storey, and will not result in adverse impacts on the streetscape presentation of the development, or in adverse impacts on surrounding properties.

The proposed commercial premises would face Alfred St with a glazed shop front, as well as access to the shop-top housing entry lobby.

The commercial premises have a floor area of 582.62 square metres, in two tenancies of about 509 square metres and 74 square metres each.

The proposal retains the existing chemist shop which has a floor area of about 332.46 square metres.

The combined development has a gross floor area of 2646.84 square metres and a floor space ratio of 1.87:1, which exceeds the planning provision of 1.8:1.

The application stated the variation to the floor space ratio of 3.8 per cent was "very minor and is part of a considered design response for the site".

The proposal complies with a wall setback of three metres to Alfred St.

However, "light-weight balcony elements are provided forward of upper level unit walls along part of the Alfred St elevation".

Basement parking is proposed for 35 cars with access to Alfred St, including 14 double-stacked car spaces to park 28 cars, two single car spaces, four spaces in tandem and a disability access space.

The parking meets residential planning provisions but falls short of commercial requirements, with the application claiming the shortfall of seven spaces could "easily be accommodated in kerbside parking" and in the Bullion St carpark.

The application stated: "The proposal will result in negligible additional shadowing of surrounding streets in mid-winter compared to the development standards applying to the site and adjoining sites, and development likely to occur in the future."

The application proposes internal clothes drying and does not propose wind mitigation measures as "the proposal is only slightly above 14 metres in height, and is not expected to give rise to adverse wind conditions".

"The proposal will provide a quality development that is consistent with the zoning of the land and the site's location in the Umina Village Centre."

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