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Second-storey dwelling proposed for laneway house

An application has been made for the addition of a second storey extension, with secondary dwelling, to a house fronting an unnamed lane parallel to Ocean Beach Rd, Umina.

The property has an address of 492a Ocean Beach Rd, enabled by a pedestrian easement to that road.

The 382.6 square metre site is currently occupied by a three-bedroom, single storey brick dwelling house with a pitched roof, according to the development application.

A second storey will be added, with a substantial "roof terrace" above.

The first floor will contain two extra bedrooms and a bathroom for the main house plus a one-bedroom "secondary dwelling" of 57 square metres with full facilities which will have access to an outdoor terrace positioned on top of the existing garage.

Alterations to the ground floor of the existing dwelling including the removal of the laundry to make way for a stairwell accessing first floor and roof terrace and changes to the main bathroom.

There will also be a separate stair provided to access the new secondary dwelling.

The application states that the gross floor area will increase from 108 square metres to 191 square metres, which will result in a floor space ratio of 0.5:1, which is the maximum allowed for the site.

The application claims no setback variations despite an obvious existing non-compliance in the case of the rear setback.

The garage which will now also be a raised terrace is as little as 1.45 metres from the lane, where planning provisions require 4.5 metres.

The application argues that "setbacks are consistent with the setbacks of the existing approved onsite dwelling".

"The variation is minimal, and would not be visually observable."

The application mentions an existing non compliance is mentioned for site coverage of more than 60 per cent of the site area.

However, if the existing site coverage is only 160 square metres as claimed, this would not seem to be a non compliance.

The application is currently on public exhibition, but the closing date for submissions is not published on the council's website.





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