Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel
Decision status: Recommendations Determined
The Panel noted the applicant’s late proposal for amendments to the design, however for procedural reasons, including the need for time for Council to assess the proposal, and for a fee to be paid for this task, did not consider the amendments.
The Panel refused consent for Development Application No. D/2018/1360 for the following reasons:
(A) The variations sought to development standards prescribed under Clause 4.3 Height and Clause 4.4 Floor Space Ratio of the Sydney LEP 2012 are inconsistent with the provisions of Clause 4.6 and are not considered to be in the public interest.
(B) The proposal results in unsympathetic alterations and additions to a contributory building within the Chippendale Heritage Conservation Area (C9). The proposal is therefore contrary to the requirements of Clause 5.10 of the Sydney LEP 2012 and Section 3.9 of the Sydney DCP 2012.
(C) The proposal fails to demonstrate design excellence in accordance with Clause 6.21 of the Sydney LEP 2012 as it is excessive in bulk and scale, will have detrimental impacts on the character of the contributory building and wider heritage conservation area, and will have adverse impacts on the amenity of neighbouring buildings.
(D) The proposal will have detrimental impacts on the amenity of neighbouring properties by way of unacceptable visual privacy impacts as well as potential acoustic impacts, and as such is inconsistent with the provisions of Section 4.2.3 of the Sydney DCP 2012.
(E) The proposal is not in keeping with the desired future character of the area and is not considered to be in the public interest.
Mr Christian Grennan (Kreis Grennan Architecture – on behalf of applicant), Ms Jenny Askin (Kreis Grennan Architecture – on behalf of applicant) and Mr Anthony Rodgers (applicant).
Report author: Zeb McInnes
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Date of decision: 03/04/2019
Decided at meeting: 03/04/2019 - Local Planning Panel