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Dual occupancy proposed for Brittania St

Central Coast Council has received a development application for an attached dual occupancy development at 17 Brittania St, Umina.

"The front dwelling includes a single garage, bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, open plan kitchen-dining-living area with adjoining patio and open space," the application, prepared by Clark Dowdle and Associates, states.

"The upper floor includes two bedrooms and a bathroom.

"The rear dwelling includes a double garage, bedroom, open kitchen, dining living area with adjoining alfresco areas that connects through to the private open space area to the rear.

"The upper floor includes two bedrooms and a bathroom.

"The external finishes include a mixture of cladding, colorbond roofing and powder coated aluminum windows that would be consistent with the contemporary dwelling design occurring within the Peninsula."

The exhibited site plan, in a single drawing, attempts to delineate both existing and proposed structures (including ground and first floor), various fences and retaining walls, water tanks, rubbish bins and "alfresco" areas.

There is also one sheet of elevations.

According to the drawing schedule, several other drawings, including shadow diagrams and a landscape plan, have been produced but have not been placed on the council's planning portal.

The application is not compliant with the required minimum lot size of 550 square metres, being only 501.6 square metres.

The application seeks to justify this on the basis that it is "a superior dual occupancy development to an attached dual occupancy development which would not require a variation to the 550m2 development standard.

"The dwellings provide appropriate floor layout with sufficient building setbacks, articulation with solar access and landscaping opportunities that would be compatible with the medium density zone."

The application also attaches importance to the advantage the site has due to the rear lane access especially in the areas of driveway space and garage placement.

Accordingly the north elevation is dominated by a double garage door a mere 1.5 metres from the rear boundary.

Being north facing this is the sunny side of the property.

It would be interesting to see how this proposal can claim adequate solar access to internal living spaces and private open space for both units.

However, relevant drawings are not supplied.

The application has a status of "Notification/Advertising" but does not as yet appear in the Current Applications link on the Central Coast website.

Therefore, the closing date for submissions is unknown.

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