Chairperson - Steven Layman
Expert Panel Member - Linda McClure
Expert Panel Member - Juliet Grant
Community Member - Jerome Cox
Executive Manager - James Farrington
Manager, Development Assessments - Rod Pickles
Major Development Manager - Cassandra Williams
Town Planner - Tim Buwalda
The Meeting commenced at 6.30pm.
AUDIO RECORDING OF LOCAL PLANNING PANEL MEETING
Statement by the Chairman:
"I advise all present that tonight's meeting is being audio recorded for the purposes of providing a record of public comment at the meeting, supporting the democratic process, broadening knowledge and participation in community affairs, and demonstrating Council’s commitment to openness and accountability. The recordings of the non-confidential parts of the meeting will be made available on Council’s website once the Minutes have been finalised. All speakers are requested to ensure their comments are relevant to the issue at hand and to refrain from making personal comments or criticisms. No other persons are permitted to record the meeting, unless specifically authorised by Council to do so.”
APOLOGIES / leave of absence
declarations of interest
ADDRESSES TO THE PANEL
The following members of the public addressed the Panel on items on the agenda:
1 LPP22/19 Development Application - Alterations and Additions including Signage to Existing Vehicle Sale Premises - Nos. 64-72 Pacific Highway, Waitara
Paul Smit - Architect (For)
Local Planning Panel
THAT Hornsby Local Planning Panel assume the concurrence of the Secretary of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment pursuant to Clause 4.6 of the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan 2013 and approve Development Application No. DA/565/2019 for signage, external recladding and interior upgrades to existing vehicle sale or hire premise at Lot 14 DP 3250, Lot 15 DP 657352, Lot 16 DP 657353, Pt Lot 17 DP 3250, Lot 1 DP 575743 and Lot B DP 383724, Nos. 64-72 Pacific Highway, Waitara subject to the conditions of consent detailed in Schedule 1 of LPP Report No. LPP22/19.
PANEL’S CONSIDERATION AND DETERMINATION
The Panel considered the matters raised in the written submission regarding amenity impacts from illumination of the signage.
The Panel considered the Clause 4.6 submission and considered compliance with the building height development standard was unreasonable and unnecessary and considered that there were sufficient environmental planning grounds to warrant departures from the development standard.
The Panel resolved to adopt the assessment report’s recommendation and approve the proposed development subject to the conditions contained in Schedule 1 of the report.
The reasons for this decision are:
· The proposal results in an appropriate scale of development and satisfactorily complies with the requirements of the relevant environmental planning instruments and the Hornsby Development Control Plan 2013.
· The request under Clause 4.6 of the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan 2013 to vary the maximum building height standard is well founded. Strict compliance with the development standard is unreasonable and unnecessary in the circumstances of the case and there are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify the variation to the development standard.
· The proposed development as modified by the recommended consent conditions does not create unreasonable environmental impacts to adjoining development with regard to visual bulk, overshadowing, solar access, amenity or privacy impact.
VOTING OF THE PANEL MEMBERS
FOR: Steven Layman, Linda McClure, Juliet Grant, Jerome Cox
PANEL’S PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF DECISIONS
The Chair announced the Panel’s decision regarding the development application.
The Panel’s meeting concluded at 6.34pm.