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NORTHERN MIDLANDS COUNCIL GROUPED HOUSING (UNITS) REQUIREMENTS Lot
NORTHERN MIDLANDS COUNCIL Suitably designed and screened areas Parking: At least one parking space GROUPED HOUSING (UNITS) shall be provided for the storage of per unit must be covered and located REQUIREMENTS waste materials free from foraging at a distance not greater than 30m animals; from the dwelling unit which it serves. (Please tick each box when addressed on plan Preferred: 1.5 spaces per unit, with all or provide additional plan) Satisfactory provisions shall be made in excess of one per unit to be Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit: for clothes-drying facilities and provided as visitor spaces. Minimum 350m2 per unit mail/newspaper receptacles; Manoeuvring space so that vehicles Landscape plans must show: Garden equipment/tools: Adequate can reverse out of or into the storage shall be provided and suitably Dimensions of Private Open Space: carports/garages. located for each dwelling unit; o Minimum private open space per unit: Driveways: Sealed entry apron, Minimum separation between Bedsitter (30m2), 1-BR (50m2), driveways and parking areas - 5.5m dwellings across a court or driveway - 2-BR (70m2), 3-BR (90m2) wide from the entrance to the visitor 6m (plus 3m for each additional storey) parking and from this point, a o Must be directly accessible from the Privacy of the units: The design and minimum of 3.5m wide. dwelling unit at a level not greater than layout (including the means of separation 1.5m above or below the floor level of Council may, at its discretion, grant a of private and common entrances, the dwelling unit; and planning permit for a development for footpaths, parking spaces, driveways Grouped Houses that is not in conformity o Minimum horizontal measurements - and areas of common and private open with the requirements above subject to 4.5m. space) shall ensure reasonable privacy the provisions of Clause 2.6. of the occupants; Areas of private open space to be Plus Residential Serviced Planning planted or prepared for planting of Paths/driveways giving access to a unit Scheme Provisions including: garden/lawn, or in other suitable ways for are to be at least 1m from the wall of the enjoyment of the occupants of the another dwelling unit (or 2m if the wall Setbacks are usually 5m front, 1m associated unit; has a window with a sill height less than side & rear 2m above the path/driveway); Suitably-oriented sites to have 10% of Existing trees and shrubs (to be retained if possible); In buildings of more than one storey, all floor area in north-facing windows. pipes, ducts and vents shall be Direct overlooking of main living areas Areas of common open space to be concealed from public view; suitably landscaped in ways appropriate / private open spaces of other for the enjoyment of the residents; If practicable, a common TV antenna dwellings to be minimised. shall be provided; Units and landscaping shall not overshadow the north-facing wall of another house or building envelope for more than 2 hours on any day. Grouped Housing is not permitted in the Over Development Flood Hazard Special Area or Attenuation Proposals considered ‘over development’ GROUPED HOUSING Special Area. by Council officers will not be approved by P&D Manager per delegated authority and (UNITS) Sewer & Water Infrastructure will be taken to a Council meeting for a Applications require a Certificate of Consent decision. from Ben Lomond Water regarding sewer Indications of over-development could be: and water infrastructure – this is obtained by o Units being more than 2-bedroom or Council. large floor area o Variations to setbacks Headworks Charges o Variations to private open space (area A headworks charge is a cost applied to each or not having a northerly aspect) new unit/lot to allow that unit/lot to connect to o Variations to lot area per unit a utility service. Water and sewerage charges o Overshadowing or overlooking Northern Midlands Planning are payable according to Ben Lomond Water o Deficiency of visitor parking/vehicle Scheme 1995 policy. Charges per additional unit/lot at manoeuvring 1.7.09 were: If public exhibition is not complete when the 13 Smith Street, PO Box 156 − water headworks (treated water $825/untreated Agenda closes, an extension of time until Longford 7301 water $550) Telephone (03) 6397 7301 next Council meeting will be required. Facsimile (03) 6397 7741 − sewer headworks $825. A convincing submission demonstrating that Drainage and road headworks charges, and the units have been well designed and public open space fees are payable Planning & Development Manager: appropriate in the streetscape may alleviate Duncan Payton according to Council Policy. The charge shall Council officers’ concerns with over- Senior Planner: Paul Godier apply to each additional unit constructed. development. Planning Officer: Melissa Cunningham − public open space fee $1200 at 1.7.09 Cadet Planner: Erin Boer Issue of Title Strata Certification Applications will not be placed on public The Council shall not certify a statement for Planning Administration Officer: exhibition until title to the lot is issued the purposes that the planning permit has Jan Cunningham (unless integrated development). been complied with to allow completion of a certificate pursuant to the Strata Titles Act, Email the Planning Section on: until all conditions on the planning permit email@example.com have been completed.
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