Wednesday 20 May 2020
Today the NSW Department of Planning handed down its
decision in relation to zoning changes at the Northwood Shops (Planning Proposal 29). The decision permits residential aged care (nursing home
accommodation) and retail on the site and amends
the height and Floor Space (FSR) controls
for the site.
Council is pleased that the height controls are in line with
the community’s and Council’s expectations that the building be limited to RL
66.25, which equates to 3 storeys above street level.
The applicant had sought permission for RL 70,25, equating to 4 storeys
above street level.
The FSR has also be set lower than originally proposed. The
Applicant had sought Floor Space controls of 1:1.98. The control has been
set at a maximum of 1:1.85, Council had called for an FSR of 1.5:1. A minimum
commercial FSR has also been included for the site as requested by Council.
Council had refused the proposal in June, 2018 and the
applicant requested a review of Council’s decision by the Department.
With the Planning Proposal now gazetted, the next stage in
the process requires the applicant to lodge a Development Application for
assessment by Council.
find out more, visit the NSW Department of Planning’s website