26 Custance Street, Farrer, ACT

PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION - Demolition of the existing residence and garage; Construction of two new 2 storey dwellings, garages, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to specify two (2) dwellings.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: ACT Planning & Land Authority, reference 201935832)

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  1. Katrina Howe commented

    The development application does not comply with all aspects of the general controls under the
    - Residential Zones Development Code; and/or
    - Multi unit housing development code
    and should not be approved.

    The proposed residential re-development should not be permitted because:
    1. Custance Street is a quiet residential street where one dwelling occupies each block. These dwellings are owned by people with young families and by retirees looking to enjoy the Farrer Nature Reserve, away from the hustle and bustle of higher density housing environments. The proposal is not in keeping with the character of Custance street.
    2. The block was not originally used for multi-unit housing and the proposed housing will have significant adverse impacts on adjoining properties due to a substantial increase in building bulk.
    3. The proposed building possibly exceeds the maximum plot ratio as the development involves an increase in the number of dwellings on the site plus there are additional adverse impacts on adjoining properties, including an increase in the number of vehicles located on the property, windows overlooking other properties affecting privacy, higher density housing adversely affecting the long established single dwelling residential character of Custance Street.
    4. Compliance with 14.1 Water sensitive urban design has not been evidenced in the application for this multi-unit residential development ( i.e. The application does not state that he development achieves a minimum 40% reduction in mains water consumption compared to an equivalent development constructed in 2003, without any reliance on landscaping).
    5. The proposed development does not comply with 7.4 Residents’ car parking (R77) because the proposed car parking for residents does not achieve consistency with the desired character of the street.
    6. Lastly, the requirement for blasting into rock during construction may adversely affect foundations of other houses, the health of surrounding trees and native animals plus the noise will adversely affect public enjoyment tranquility of Farrer Nature Reserve.

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