The Panel refused consent for Development Application No. D2020/917 for the following reasons:
(A) The development does not satisfy the design excellence provisions of Clause 6.21 Design Excellence of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 as it fails to meet the following requirements:
(i) The proposal fails to provide a high standard of architectural design, materials and detailing appropriate to the building type and location which is contrary to Clause 6.21(4)(a).
(ii) The external appearance of the proposed development will adversely impact the quality and amenity of the public domain which is contrary to Clause 6.21(4)(b).
(iii) The entry and street level design does not contribute to the character of the area and existing streetscape which is contrary to Clause 6.21(4)(d)(x) and(xii).
(iv) The alignment of the ground floor level with the public domain has not been resolved which is contrary to Clause 6.21(4)(d)(ix) and (x).
(v) The proposal fails to provide sufficient details to ensure the adequate integration of the landscaping with the building design which is contrary to Clause 6.21(4)(d)(xii).
(B) The development fails to comply with the design principles of SEPP 65 Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development and provisions of the Apartment Design Guide (ADG) regarding communal open space, landscaping and aesthetics of the building.
(C) The proposal does not make a positive contribution to the public domain and is therefore contrary to Section 3.1 Public Domain Elements of the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.
(D) The proposal fails to provide sufficient details to ensure integration of the landscaping with the building, to achieve canopy coverage and ensure street tree protection can be achieved, which is contrary to Sections 3.5 and 188.8.131.52 of the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.
(E) The proposal is not compatible with the streetscape and character of the area and does not appropriately address the public domain, and is therefore not considered to be in the public interest.
Mr Tone Wheeler (Environa Studio) – on behalf of the applicant.