16 affordable housing unit development approved

Henry Kendall Street, West GosfordHenry Kendall Street, West Gosford. Image: OpenStreetMap

[West Gosford] A multi dwelling development comprising 16 affordable housing units has been approved by Central Coast Council for a block in Henry Kendall St, West Gosford, adjacent to Henry Kendall Cottage.

Originally rejected in July, 2019, the amended application has ticked all Council’s boxes, having addressed issues of concern by adjusting setbacks, increasing landscape area and improving solar access, among other things.

The development will see two existing residences demolished to make way for four detached blocks, with the first including two units at ground level and seven car parking spaces, including two accessible spaces. The second block will contain two units at ground level and two at first floor level.

Block 3 will house two units at ground floor level and two on level one and the fourth block will contain three units at ground level and three at first level. Between them, the 16 units, a mix of one and two-bedroom, will offer 27 bedrooms with vehicular access via a single driveway from Henry Kendall St. There will also be two pedestrian access points, two communal areas and landscaping, including three canopy trees.

Source: Central Coast Council DA tracker, Jan 15