An application to build three units and retain an existing house at 95 Paton St, Woy Woy, has won approval from the Local Planning Panel on review.
The Panel noted a number of changes had been made to the proposal since the previous refusal earlier this year, and, that since that date, the Central Coast Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2022 has come into effect.
The LEP no longer includes a minimum lot size development standard for this type of development in this zone.
In terms of the bulk and scale of the proposal, the Panel noted the proposal was well within the applicable Floor Space Ratio (FSR) and Height development standards.
Additional conditions were added to the approval, including that a proposed grassed paved driveway be amended to be concrete or other suitable hard surface, to meet Council’s engineering requirements.
The Panel was concerned that the proposed paving system would be adequately maintained or suitable.
The Panel also added that the landscaping and landscaped areas on site be maintained in good health, consistent with the intent and scope of the landscape plan, for the life of the development.
The meeting was held on October 13 and four people addressed the meeting, with three opposing the development. The decision was made public on October 18.
The proposal plans to retain the original mid-Twentieth Century bungalow, described as a distinctive element of the Woy Woy Peninsula identity, with the two storey units built behind it.