Report backs design codes variation

Report backs design codes variation

A report on the September 17 agenda related to plans for a single-storey house with a mezzanine level on Knoll Rise in Yanchep, which was mainly surrounded by vacant blocks.

It said there was one objection to the building height from the owner of the only house built on the street so far, with the house designed to have roof ridge heights ranging from 5.4m to 6.12m instead of the 5m maximum.

But the City’s administration has recommended the council approve the application by central ward councillor Frank Cvitan because it ‘would not have a significantly detrimental effect on surrounding properties’.

‘Views of the sand dunes and ocean behind the dwelling would be obstructed even if the dwelling were constructed to the required maximum roof height of 5m,’ their report said.

‘The objector’s view of the ocean is not limited to the direction in which the proposed dwelling is to be constructed.’

In the report, administration included an attachment with the plans of the house superimposed over a photo taken from the same level of the objector’s top floor balcony.

The recommendation to approve the variations has two conditions: That screening devices be installed and that the owners provide an extra parking space, in addition to the double garage.

Cr Cvitan will leave the council chambers when his peers consider the report at the meeting tonight.