Dual occupancy proposed in Booker Bay
A development application for a dual occupancy has been lodged with Central Coast Council for 141 Booker Bay Rd, Booker Bay.
The two-storey development was costed at more than $840,000 and includes the demolition of an existing house on the 696.7 square metre site which is located on the south-western side of the road, near Guyra St.
"The surrounding neighbourhood is characterised by a mixture of residential development including, detached single and two storey dwellings with interspersed dual occupancy and multi dwelling housing development," according to the application prepared by D-Plan Urban Planning Consultants Pty Ltd
"The proposed development will continue an already emerging trend for improvement with newer building forms and densities.
"The design incorporates simple contemporary architectural themes with articulation, single storey elements, design features and a pitched and hipped roof design.
"Garage dominance is addressed by positioning the doors at opposite ends of the building and limiting the width of the garage doors."
The report said the design would emphasise entry porticos and balconies and "the use of subservient colouring".
"The proposed development is compatible with adjoining and nearby single and two storey building forms, while providing a compliant front setback and new landscaping will enhance the amenity of the streetscape.
"The proposal mostly complies with the building envelope requirement.
"However, the floor level of the building must be raised due to flood constraints, therefore, minor encroachments have occurred."
Apart from the building envelope requirement, the proposal complies with planning requirements.
The proposal is open for public comment until June 28.
DA Tracker, 9 Jun 2021
DA61918, Central Coast Council