Res­i­dents suc­cess in in­creased den­sity

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

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.

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