Application for dual occupancy in Norman St
A development application has been lodged with Central Coast Council for a dual occupancy at 24 Norman St, Umina.
"The application seeks consent for the demolition of a dwelling-house and the erection of an attached dual occupancy development and associated courtyard fencing and driveways to access double garages," according to a report submitted by planning consultants Clarke Dowdle and Associates.
"Each dwelling would include a garage, bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, en suite and adjoining patios and courtyards.
"Occupants would obtain access to their garages via the driveway running along the southern boundary from Norman St.
"Each unit would include an open space area adjoining each dwelling which incorporates a patio and clothes drying areas.
"The upper floor rooms include living areas to take advantage of unimpeded solar access as opposed to ground floor living rooms that would be impeded from the two-storey development to the north."
The development complies with most planning provisions, including minimum lot size and height.
A floor space ratio of 0.53:1 is requested, exceeding the requirement of 0.5:1.
The application also states there is a "minor encroachment" outside the building envelope provision of 45 degrees above 3.5 metres.
The proposal exceeds the unarticulated wall limit of eight metres, with a 17.78 metre length on the lower floor.
Privacy separation of nine metres for dwellings greater than two storeys is not met, with a distance of eight metres being provided.
The application states: "The proposal provides increased housing density which is well designed to meet residential needs and is commensurate with the character of the surrounding area."
The proposal is open for public comment until June 28.
DA Tracker, 9 Jun 2021
DA61859, Central Coast Council