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13 Jun 2023
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Application to amend complying development certificate
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Application to amend complying development certificate

A application has been lodged with Central Coast Council to amend an ongoing Complying Development Certificate application at 49 Ridge St, Ettalong.

The Certificate is for the construction of an attached dual occupancy and the amendments covered by the application are for alfresco areas at the rear northern side of the property and two open carports set back one metre from the rear lane.

The application prepared by Red Apple Design offers an explanation of why it was necessary and what is hoped will be achieved.

"Council has been made aware of this application as I have made several calls and had several discussions with planners, engineers and tree officers as to the best way to obtain approval on this development," wrote Red Apple Design principal Ms Sandra Trad.

"The reason the carports and alfrescos could not be approved under complying development along with the remainder of the proposal (main dwellings) is because these structures are proposed within a flood storage area.

"It is understood that council is inundated with applications now and approving only a minor portion of the proposal may result in a quicker approval.

"There is a large eucalyptus tree at the back that the proposal aims to retain.

"The proposed carports in lieu of garages are a way of achieving this purpose.

"The alfresco is a deck built on piers to allow water flow underneath as per engineering guidelines for building within a flood storage area."

The application contains drawings prepared for the complying development certificate, which would not be publicly available.

They show an attached two storey dual occupancy or "duplex".

The duplex itself is able to be approved as "complying development" as that part of the site is not used as a flood storage area.

Confusingly the application contains a section 4.6 variation request.

This is a request to be non-compliant with a provision of the Local Environment Plan.

In this case, the request mentions the floor space ratio which, for this site, is limited at 0.5:1.

According to the figures shown on the drawings, the main building achieves this, claiming 49.5 per cent or 0.495:1.

The application does not explain the need for the request.

It does not clarify whether the alfresco areas, which amount to 14.37 square metres per unit, are considered to be part of the gross floor area.

If they are, the floor space ratio limit would be exceeded.

Alfresco areas which have three walls, a floor and a roof can potentially be converted into an extra room at a later date.

The application is currently on public exhibition, but the Council's planning portal does not show when submissions close.

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