Coun­cil­lor moves an in­no­va­tive idea

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By JON BAS­SETT

PEP­PER­MINT Grove Coun­cil­lor Peter Mac­in­tosh sug­gested mov­ing a new home 200mm north to ac­com­mo­date a con­tentious southern bound­ary wall at the coun­cil’s meet­ing last month.

“If you cut 200m off the north lounge you could move the en­tire house 200m across the block,” Cr Mac­in­tosh said.

The coun­cil had pre­vi­ously re­jected a de­sign for the home com­pris­ing two mir­rored liv­ing ar­eas for fam­ily mem­bers of vary­ing ages on the 1645sq m black at 38 The Es­planade, Pep­per­mint Grove.

Af­ter a re­design that cre­ated a main home with an an­cil­lary dwelling, coun­cil staff said there was still a 200mm short­fall along the plan’s southern bound­ary wall, which R-Codes re­quired have a 2m set­back.

At the coun­cil meet­ing, plan­ning con­sul­tant Eu­gene Far­raro said coun­cil­lors could use their dis­cre­tion to al­low the con­tentious sec­tion of the wall.

“My plan­ning sub­mis­sion as pro­vided to the Shire con­firms that there is no over­shad­ow­ing, over­look­ing, build­ing bulk or pri­vacy is­sues aris­ing form the pro­posed 2m southern bound­ary set­back,” Mr Far­raro said, be­fore the plan was ap­proved.

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