DAP wants more information before making decision

DAP wants more information before making decision

A DESIRE for more information about landscaping and how a five-storey building in Butler will address the streetscape has prompted deferral of a planning application decision.

The North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel deferred making a decision on the $14.5 million mixed-use development at its July 19 meeting.

Presiding panel member Karen Hyde said the six-week deferral would allow the applicant time to provide additional information, in conjunction with the City of Wanneroo, including the schedule of external materials and landscaping.

Ms Hyde said panel members also wanted the applicant to relocate the bike storage area from the rooftop and address visual privacy concerns for properties on the other side of Delvin Lane.

Specialist member Paul Dreschler suggested they also relocate two of the 67 units by shifting some communal facilities, such as the theatre, to address the lack of daylight that would come through the dwellings’ windows.

Architect Tim Morley, of Morley Davis Architects, said there would be adequate daylight to the units.

Mr Dreschler also said the canopy on the front of the building could be extended over the two pedestrian access points that lead to the carpark.

The plans, submitted by CLE Town Planning and Design on behalf of owner Butler Land Company, includes eight commercial tenancies, 67 dwellings, 110 parking bays and communal areas that make up about 34 per cent of the site.

During a presentation at the meeting, CLE’s Simon Burnell said the proposal would suit over-55s wanting to downsize.