94 West Coast Drive, Sorrento – Single House (modifications to previously approved development DA20/1460 – retrospective)
The City has received and is currently assessing a planning application for the above. The modifications to the approved development relate to:
- An additional window to the alfresco on the northern elevation; and,
- An additional window to the balcony on the southern elevation.
A copy of the development plans can be viewed below.
As this proposal is considered to have a minimal impact on the broader area surrounding the subject property, notification letters relating to the proposal have only been sent to a selection of landowners and occupiers in the property’s immediate vicinity.
All residential development in the City of Joondalup is required to meet the requirements of the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes) and the City’s Residential Development Local Planning Policy. Both are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; street setbacks, street walls and fences, open space, building height, parking, visual privacy).
For all ‘design elements’, there are objectives that need to be met. There are two different ways that can be used to assess if the objectives are being met – known as ‘deemed-to-comply standards’ and ‘design principles’.
If the proposal meets the deemed-to-comply standards, it is automatically considered to meet the objective and should be approved in accordance with the requirements of the R-Codes.
Where the deemed-to-comply standards are not met, this does not necessarily mean that the proposal does not meet the objective. Instead, the City needs to exercise some judgement (referred to as ‘discretion’) in considering whether the proposal meets the design principles, which may result in a better built form outcome than a proposal which has met the ‘deemed-to-comply’ requirements.
In this circumstance, the applicant is asking the City to exercise discretion with regards to the following design elements:
- Reduced lot boundary setback from the balcony to the southern boundary; and
- Reduced visual privacy setbacks from the alfresco to the northern lot boundary, and the balcony to the southern lot boundary.
You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday 8 July 2022.
Submissions can be made via the online Planning Consultation Submission Form below, an email or via post to P.O. Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.
Submissions will be considered as part of the overall decision-making process.