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Late Agenda

Ordinary Council Meeting

4 February 2008, 6:30PM

The meeting commences at 6.30pm. If members of the public are

not interested in any business recommended to be considered in

Closed Session or there is no such business, Council will ordinarily

  commence consideration of all other business at 7pm.

 


 

Notice of Meeting

 

Dear Councillors

 

Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers, Lower Ground Floor, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove on Monday 4 February 2008 commencing at 6:30PM. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.

 

Yours faithfully



Peter Brown

General Manager

 

Council Meeting Procedures

 

The Council meeting is chaired by the Mayor, Councillor Ian Longbottom. Councillors are entitled to one vote on a matter. If votes are equal, the Chairperson has a second or casting vote. When a majority of Councillors vote in favour of a Motion it becomes a decision of the Council. Minutes of Council and Committee meetings are published on Council’s website wwww.lanecove.nsw.gov.au by 5pm of the Thursday following the meeting.

 

The Meeting is conducted in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The order of business is listed in the Agenda on the next page. That order will be followed unless Council resolves to modify the order at the meeting. This may occur for example where the members of the public in attendance are interested in specific items of the agenda.

 

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Ordinary Council 4 February 2008

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

APOLOGIES

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

 

 

public forum

 

Members of the public may address the Council Meeting on any issue for 3 minutes.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

1.      ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 17 DECEMBER 2007

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

Environmental Services Division Reports

 

2.       Environmental Services Division Report No. 15

SUBJECT: Planning Reforms Submission

 

3.       Environmental Services Division Report No. 14

SUBJECT: Minutes of Inspection Committee 2 February 2008

  

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 

 

               


Ordinary Council Meeting 4 February 2008

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 15

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Environmental Services Division Report No. 15

Subject:          Planning Reforms Submission    

Record No:    SU1791 - 4355/08

Author(s):       Stephanie Bashford 

 

 

Executive Summary

 

Council is requested to endorse the principles on which a submission is proposed to be based in response to the Planning Reforms Discussion Paper issued by the Minister for Planning in November 2007. The closing date for submissions is 8 February 2008.

 

Background

 

In late November 2007, the Minister for Planning issued a Discussion Paper titled “Improving the NSW Planning System”. A copy of the Discussion Paper was to be sent to Councillors by the Department of Planning in December.

 

Discussion

 

A letter from the LGSA to the Minister, sent in December 2007, describes the major proposals and the LGSA’s responses, and is attached at AT 1. In particular its concerns relate to:-

 

*           The proposed establishment of joint regional planning panels and extension of exempt and

complying development provisions which would significantly reduce councils’ role in planning and development

*           The impact on neighbourhood amenity of extending exempt and complying development

*           Resource implications, including staffing costs, for councils

*           The arbitrary nature of targets set for councils to achieve.

 

The Local Government Association’s document outlines its concerns regarding the wide-ranging aspects of the proposals on which it intends to base a detailed submission, as well as the Discussion Paper’s broad aims for streamlining the planning system which it supports. It is recommended, staff now having reviewed the LGSA’s material, that Council make a submission in support of the LGSA’s stance.

 

Conclusion

 

Council is requested to endorse the principles in the LGSA’s letter to the Minister of December 2007 for the purpose of making a submission in response to the Planning Reforms Discussion Paper issued by the Minister for Planning in November 2007. It is intended that the submission would subsequently be circulated to Councillors for their information and to familiarise them with issues in the event that the public may raise them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council endorse the principles in the LGSA’s letter to the Minister of December 2007, on which a submission is proposed to be based in response to the Planning Reforms Discussion Paper issued by the Minister for Planning in November 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

AT‑1 View

LGSA's letter to the Minister

9 Pages

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting 4 February 2008

 

Environmental Services Division Report No. 14

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:    Environmental Services Division Report No. 14

Subject:          Minutes of Inspection Committee 2 February 2008    

Record No:    DA07/323-01 - 4249/08

Author(s):       Angela Panich 

 

 

Present:                     Clr W Gaffney, (Deputy Mayor), Clr R Tudge, Clr K Freedman, Clr T Lawson and Michael Mason, Executive Manager, Environmental Services

 

Apologies:                  Clr I Longbottom, Clr A Smith, Clr R Tudge

 

Clr Longbottom arrived midway through Item 1 and remained.

 

Clr Tudge departed after Item 1.

 

1.       10 Second Avenue, Lane Cove

 

Councillors inspected the site of the proposed inground pool and noted the following issues:

 

·     The preferred height of the finished pool and it’s location to the side boundary.

·     The options available to the owner to avoid or minimise potential damage to the adjoining bushland to the rear of the site during excavation of the pool area.

 

The owner undertook to examine alternatives to a bushland access and advise staff before the meeting.  The owner contacted Council staff on Monday morning and advised that adjoining properties experienced similar access difficulties and that by not being able to access the bush reserve would add expense and construction time to the project.

 

The report to Council recommends approval of the application subject to, interalia, lowering and relocating the proposed pool and denying access to the site from the adjoining bushland.

 

2.         52C Cliff Road, Northwood

 

Councillors, affected and interested neighbours were invited on site and heard from the owners and his Architect, describe the proposal and its context with the original development consent.

 

Councillors heard from adjoining neighbours and their representatives.

 

Councillors also heard from a number of neighbours who raised issues, not the subject of this application, but of concern.  These people were requested to formalise their concerns to Council and make contact with Mr Mason.

 

Councillors noted the various representations and, interalia, identified the following issues:

 

·     The height and location of the proposed pool relative to the existing consent (1.35m increase in level).

·     The inclusion of a new protruding element facing the pool (bay window).

·     The pool coping area adjacent to the side boundary and at the cliff edge.

·     Additional floor space proposed by the amended application.

 

Councillors also viewed the site from the adjoining property and noted the concerns of the adjoining neighbour.

 

The report to Council recommends approval of the application subject to conditions which seek to:

 

·     Set the finished pool deck at RL23.5 rather than the requested RL24.85.

·     The proposal being amended to comply with the 0.5:1 floor space ratio.

·     If additional excavation is proposed, dilapidation reports to be provided where appropriate.

 

Councillors also noted that the proposed relocation of the pool my have geotechnical implications and have called for an appropriate draft condition.

 

·     The adjoining neighbour to the north was of the view the building length had increased and would seek to clarify their concern.

 

3.         6 Wharf Road, Longueville

 

Councillors met on site with the owners, his planner and architect, along with affected residents and a consulting planner acting for a number of affected residents.

 

Councillors were advised that an application has been received with a number of submissions  highlighting a range of concerns, albeit of primary concern were view loss and potential for adverse impact to existing privacy and amenity.

 

Councillors noted that a report was yet to be drafted and there remains opportunity to narrow the issues of concern and also with consideration and compromise on all sides, an opportunity for a resolution of issues prior to formal consideration by Council.

 

As such, the Mayor, Clr Longbottom, with the agreement of the applicant and the objector’s consultants immediately north of the site, suggested those parties meet under the facilitation of Mr Mason to explore issues of mutual concern, with the view to accommodating and resolving identified issues.

 

Mr Mason undertook to facilitate and guide the meeting.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council note issues raised, representations and observations made by attending Councillors at the Inspection Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Mason

Executive Manager

Environmental Services Division

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

There are no supporting documents for this report.