Submissions open for East Gosford affordable housing development

Map shows the development site in East Gosford

Submissions will close on November 6 on a proposed eight-unit affordable housing development in Russell St, East Gosford.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) lodged with the Development Application (DA)says the project would see the demolition of an existing brick home, with the site to be cleared to make way for the two-storey unit block.

The development has been designed to capitalise on solar access with, six of the eight units receiving at least three hours of direct sunlight between the hours of 9am and 3pm, the ESS says.

The majority of the existing trees and vegetation will be removed and replaced with complementary planting and landscaping intended to soften and integrate the new development with the surrounding streetscape.

The development would have four parking spaces at ground level with vehicle access to Russell St, which the ESS says satisfies the parking rate for in-fill affordable housing accommodation as specified in State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009.

The reports says any effects on the local environment will be offset by the provision of substantial benefits to the community, particularly for those who are struggling to enter the mainstream rental housing market and want to reside close to their families and established social networks.

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