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Four unit development proposed for Ocean View Rd

A four-unit multi-dwelling development is proposed at 167-171 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach, according to an application received by Central Coast Council.

It was prepared by Doug Sneddon Planning Pty Ltd for owners The Hand No.1 Pty Ltd.

The development will consist of four units in a "gun barrel" configuration with two two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units.

All units will be two storeys.

An arborist's report prepared by Mark Bury Consulting lists six existing trees which are all to be removed.

These are a white bottlebrush, a lilly pilly, three rough barked apples and a willow myrtle.

The proposal does not comply with the deep soil setbacks required by the planning provisions.

The side boundaries should have a setback of two metres, but vary from one to two metres on the western side and between 0.5 and one metre on the east.

The front and rear boundaries should have a setback of six metres, but the rear setback is only 4.5 metres.

The proposal also does not comply with setbacks to exterior walls.

Side boundaries should have an average of four metres setback with a minimum of 3.5 metres, where the western side boundaryvaried to as little as 3.0 metres.

The rear boundary should be a minimum of six metres, but is only 4.5 metres.

In relation to the non-compliances, the application states: "The proposed development's partial non-compliance with the deep soil area and building setback guidelines are considered reasonable in the circumstances."

It said: "The objectives of these controls are achieved notwithstanding the minor numerical non-compliance.

"The proposed building footprint generally aligns with development on adjoining properties.

"The non-compliance is consistent with other contemporary multi dwelling developments approved by Council in the locality in recent years."

The status of the development application is listed the council's planning portal as "notification/advertising", so is open for submissions.

No end date for submissions is listed on the Council website.

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