Planning Changes Shop Top Housing & Mixed Use Developments Across The Hills
Submissions Close 29 July 2016
Proposed planning changes for shop top housing and mixed use developments across The Hills Shire (11/2016/PLP)
Council has resolved to prepare a planning proposal to amend Council’s Local Environmental Plan 2012 and State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 in relation to the North Kellyville and Box Hill Release Areas.
The key changes include a limitation on the maximum height and residential floor space within shop top housing and mixed use developments in most neighbourhood centre and local centre business zones. It is also proposed to prohibit shop top housing in certain residential zones in the North Kellyville and Box Hill Release Areas.
The proposal is responding to recent applications and enquiries to undertake shop top housing and mixed use developments in areas where higher residential densities are not intended. The changes seek to ensure that the type, scale and location of any future developments is in keeping with the scale of development in the locality and with the desired role and function of centres.
Amendments to Council’s Development Control Plan 2012 and the North Kellyville and Box Hill Development Control Plans are also proposed to ensure that shop top housing and mixed use developments reflect the desired scale for their location, are of a high quality and provide adequate amenity. The proposed amendments primarily relate to building height, setbacks, common open space, landscaping and access. Existing controls from other sections, in particular the Residential Flat Building section, are also proposed to apply including unit size/mix, parking, visual privacy, solar access, private open space, ventilation and storage.
Enquiries: Alicia Iori, Town Planner on (02) 9843 0396.
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