Proposal for three two-storey units

Public submissions are being accepted by Central Coast Council until Friday, September 25, about a development application that would replace a single dwelling with three two-storey units in Ettalong.
The proposed multi-dwelling housing would be constructed at 55 Springwood St, a flat 746 square metre block.
All units would have three bedrooms.
Car access would be via a central driveway to separate garages for each dwelling.
Each unit would have ground floor private open space areas, internal storage, a space to locate bins away from the street and screened clothes drying areas.
A Statement submitted to support the proposal said the units would have a “lightweight appearance with a mixture of weatherboard cladding rather than the more extensive masonry”.
It said such elements were “identified within the Council’s desired character elements for the Ettalong Beach – Medium Density precinct”.
The site is located within a Coastal Environment Area under the State Environmental Planning Policy – Coastal Management but, according to the developer’s statement, the proposal will not have an impact upon the coastal environment and is therefore consistent with the requirements of the Policy.
It is also within a “coastal use” area under the State Policy but, according to the developer’s report, the proposal has been “found to be consistent with the requirements for developments within the coastal use area and will not result on any impact within the coastal features located on the site”.
The proposal falls short of the minimum lot size required for multiple-dwelling housing in the Gosford Local Environmental Plan, which is 750 square metres but the developer argued that the variation is justified.

DA Tracker, 14 Sep 2020
DA59209/2020, Central Coast Council