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Dual occupancy application has detailed arborist report

Central Coast Council has received a development application for a dual occupancy at 29 Palm St, Ettalong Beach.

This application from Hudson Homes is unusual in that the arborist's report accompanying it, prepared by Glenyss Laws, is very detailed.

At 19 pages, it dwarfs the planning statement in support of the application which is a modest five pages.

Of the nine trees on, or adjoining the site, only two will be retained.

One of the trees to be sacrificed will be a street tree - subject to council approval.

The application describes the development as "a two-storey dual occupancy dwelling consisting of formal and informal open plan entertaining areas, bathrooms, living room and single lock up garages to the ground floor.

"The dwelling has a total floor area of 394.50 square metres which includes the garage, porch and the alfresco.

"The home has style and character with the introduction of articulated external walls and variations in roof geometry which minimise the bulk and scale of our development.

"Finish materials such as face brickwork, rendered piers and a tiled roof add architectural elements and vision for future construction and set a desirable precedent for any future development in the surrounding areas."

The application states: "The proposal complies with all of council's requirements and their Development Control Plan, with the exception of the garage dimensions, for which an exemption is sought.

"Each of the garages proposed has a dimension of 3.0 metres wide, which complies with Gosford DCP requirements.

"A depth of 5.5 metres is proposed, to improve front facade articulation, in lieu of the 6.0 metres required.

"Additional storage has been provided on the first floor to offset the reduction in garage depth. The proposed garages comply with AS2890.1."

However, the application seems to overlook the building envelope controls which it exceeds and the design of the proposed duplexes being virtually identical, contrary to "facade articulation controls which state: "Form and design of each dwelling in dual occupancy developments should be varied."

The application also uses a single north point in its plans that is neither true north nor magnetic north, which makes it difficult to confirm the accuracy of shadow diagrams.

The application is open for submissions until February 7.

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