Chairperson - Jaqueline Townsend
Expert Panel Member - Garry Fielding
Expert Panel Member - Linda McClure
Community Member - Brian Scarsbrick
Executive Manager - James Farrington
Manager, Development Assessments - Rod Pickles
Major Development Manager - Cassandra Williams
Consultant Town Planner - Nicola Stainton
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 LPP1/20 Development Application - Amend Approved Subdivision Boundary - 60 Lonsdale Avenue, Berowra Heights
Jan Primrose - Against
Nathan Tilbury - For (owner)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLAUSE 3.3(5.b) OF SCHEDULE 1 OF THE OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES DIRECTIONS ISSUED 23 FEBRUARY 2018.
The Panel Chair closed the public meeting at 6.45pm for deliberation, voting and determination.
Local Planning Panel
THAT pursuant to Section 4.55(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Development Application No. DA/1339/2018 for Torrens title subdivision of one lot into two including alterations and additions to an existing dwelling at Lot 1 DP 208907, No. 60 Lonsdale Avenue, Berowra Heights be amended as detailed in Schedule 1 of LPP Report No. LPP1/20.
PANEL’S CONSIDERATION AND DETERMINATION
The Panel considered the matters raised in the written submission and by the speaker at the meeting and concluded that the existing conditions of consent would address the issues of concern.
The Panel resolved to adopt the consultant planner’s assessment report recommendation and approve the proposed modification, subject to the conditions contained in Schedule 1 of the report with the following amendments:.
Condition 46(a) be amended to read:
The trees approved for removal under this consent must be offset through replacement planting of a minimum 8 trees.
Condition 46(c)(1) be amended to read:
All replacement trees must be located 4 m or greater from the approved building envelope and/or the existing dwelling.
The reasons for this decision are:
· The proposed modification generally complies with the requirements of the relevant environmental planning instruments and development control plan.
· The proposed modification would result in a larger lot 2, providing for more flexibility in dwelling design.
· The proposed modification will not have any negative environmental impacts.
VOTING OF THE PANEL MEMBERS
FOR: Jacqueline Townsend, Garry Fielding, Linda McClure, Brian Scarsbrick
PANEL’S PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF DECISIONS
The Panel returned to the Council Chamber at 7:15pm where the Chair announced the Panel’s decisions regarding the development applications.
The Panel’s meeting concluded at 7:20pm.