Alfred St 'shop-top' proposal resubmitted for review
A five-storey "shop-top" residential development in Umina, rejected by the Local Planning Panel in December, is being resubmitted with amendments for a "Section 8.2 review".
The development at 1-3 Alfred St would have 14 apartments and three commercial suites, and provide 35 underground car spaces.
Documents available on the council's planning portal do not spell out the changes to the plans, but setbacks for the fifth storey appear to have increased.
Perspective rendering of the plans, prepared by ADG Architects, show the fifth storey is not to be visible from across the road in Alfred St and only partially visible from the intersection of Alfred and West Sts.
In its refusal of the application in December, the Panel's reasons included: "the proposed height of five storeys exceeds the four storey limit for the site" and "no compelling reason has been put forward to justify exceedance of these height limits".
It also stated: "The proposed non-compliance would constitute an undesirable precedent for future development and threaten the future achievement of the strategic planning objectives for the desired future character of the area."
The Panel also said the proposal did not comply with setbacks, building separation and the communal open space did not comply with the State's Apartment Design Guide requirements.
An Australian Design Guide statement of compliance completed by architect Mr Anthony Kelly for the review states that the new design complies with the Guide in all but height.
Closing date for public submissions is July 15.
DA Tracker, 25 Jun 2022
DA61540, Central Coast Council