11 Sholl Place, Kambah, ACT

PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY - Construction of 2 two storey dwellings, attached garages, landscaping and associated works.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 2 months ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: ACT Planning & Land Authority, reference 202037117)

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  1. Richard Hoare commented

    Development Application: 202037117
    Block 5, Section 429 Address: 11 Sholl Place , Kambah


    The application relates to a block with an area of 825 sq m. Although multi-occupancy is permissible in a block of this size a problem arises because of its shape. It is basically an equilateral triangle with the south-east point removed by the incursion of the curved closed end of the street. The curved incursion together with its nature strip creates a fourth boundary of the block, This boundary is the shortest of the four and provides the only access to the block. With two proposed dwellings, both of substantial size and largely attached, it has been necessary for "Unit 1" to be stepped back from "Unit 2" in order to provide manoeuvrering space for vehicles. The development fits uncomfortably within the block leaving very limited breathing space around the perimeter, too little in fact for active childrens' play.

    The east elevation diagram shown with the plans cannot give a proper sense of distance. The right hand half, picturing "Unit 2" with its garage, projects well forward of "Unit 1" and sits at a different angle. The result is an undesirable lop-sidedness. The street view, taken altogether, is of an excessively large building squeezed into too small a place. It is not enhanced by the grey brickwork, grey window frames and brown paintwork.

    The proposed development cannot be said to contribute to a visually harmonious streetscape character, indeed it is quite out of character. It is a sad fact that this block is not suitable for multi-occupancy.

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