Umina units knocked back

An artist's impression of the proposed development

The Local Planning Panel has refused a $1.095M multi-dwelling housing development proposed for 8 Priestman Ave, Umina.

The proposal, to demolish existing structures and build three two-storey attached units and associated landscaping, was referred to the Panel (LPP) with a recommendation for refusal after Central Coast Council received 11 submissions of objection.

The panel unanimously refused the application on a number of grounds.

It found the proposed development was inconsistent with clauses of the Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022, relating to the objectives of an R1 residential zone, building height and floor space ratios.

“The Panel cannot be satisfied that the provisions of these clauses of Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022 have been satisfied,” Minutes of the November 9 meeting said.

The proposal also failed to comply with regulations relating to building setbacks, visual privacy, acoustic privacy, private open space areas, sunlight access, car parking, earthworks and landscaping, the panel found.

“The proposed development is considered unsatisfactory with regard to impacts on the surrounding natural and built environment, as it would result in a bulk and scale that was excessive for the site and would not fit within the context of its immediate surrounds,” the Minutes said.

“Having regard to submissions received, the non-compliances with the planning controls and amenity impacts, the proposal is not in the public interest.”

1 Comment on "Umina units knocked back"

  1. Denise Lincoln | November 22, 2023 at 1:39 pm | Reply

    Nice to know you have residents backs on this.
    concerned for East Gosford townhouses going up everywhere there is no established infrastructure
    Our health Care facility is stuggling to cope. We need to back off a bit until we catch up with services.

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