Plan­ning scheme to be amended

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Opinion -

COTTES­LOE has had to change its con­tro­ver­sial Lo­cal Plan­ning Scheme No.3 so own­ers of old homes can build around the heights for new prop­er­ties brought in when the coun­cil ar­gued with the State Gov­ern­ment about beach­front highrise.

Re­cently, an ap­pli­ca­tion to re­store a Broome Street apart­ment block high­lighted the er­ror in LPS3, which has a set­back five-storey limit on the beach with six to eight storeys at the Ocean Beach Ho­tel and Il Lido sites .

At last week’s meet­ing, it was agreed to change LPS3 so that the in­creased heights at older build­ings in the rest of the town could be ac­com­mo­dated.

“But it won’t change height lim­its on the beach,” chief ex­ec­u­tive Carl Askew said.

Mr Askew said the coun­cil ac­cepted the gov­ern­ment-ap­proved scheme “and now we’ve ti­died it up”.

A Depart­ment of Plan­ning spokes­woman said when a new scheme be­came op­er­a­tional it was “not un­com­mon” for mod­i­fi­ca­tions to be made.

“The Depart­ment of Plan­ning will li­aise with the Town of Cottes­loe as re­quired,” she said.

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