Residents success in increased density
A GROUP of about 12 residents have successfully lobbied Cottesloe Council to increase density of their blocks so more new homes on the land can take advantage of nearby public transport on Curtin Avenue.
At last month’s council meeting, it was agreed to give in-principle support to increasing the density from R20 to R30 of 13 lots at the north end of the avenue, Florence and Grant streets.
A staff report said special provisions should be made outside of the usual planning code and scheme to accommodate the objections.
The provisions could include keeping minimum outdoor living area of 24sq m, overshadowing limited to 35 per cent, second storeys having setback walls, each new home having at least two parking bays and design that keep trees on their streets and blocks.
The lobbying owners must now agree on paying for the fees for the change.