188.8.131.52.3 Assessment criteria
The following table identifies the assessment criteria for assessable development.
Table 184.108.40.206.3.A—Criteria for assessable development
Development is of a height, scale and form that achieves the intended outcome for the precinct, improves the amenity of the neighbourhood plan area, contributes to a cohesive streetscape and built form character and is:
(a) consistent with anticipated density and assumed infrastructure demand;
(b) aligned to community expectations about the number of storeys to be built;
(c) proportionate to and commensurate with the utility of the site area and frontage width;
(d) designed to avoid significant and undue adverse amenity impact to adjoining development;
(e) sited to enable existing and future buildings to be well separated from each other and to avoid affecting the potential development of adjoining sites.
Note—Development that is over-scaled for its site can result in an undesirable dominance of vehicle access, parking and manoeuvring areas that significantly reduce streetscape character and amenity.
Note—Neighbourhood plans will mostly specify a maximum number of storeys where zone outcomes have been varied in relation to building height. Some neighbourhood plans may also specify the height in metres. Development must comply with both parameters where maximum number of storeys and the height in metres are specified.
If on a site fronting Sandgate Road
Development is of a scale and location that must be appropriate for the display and sale of bulky goods on an arterial road setting.
Development for a shop has a minimum tenancy size of 350m2.
Development has a maximum site cover of 70%.
Development has a minimum building setback of 15m to the Sandgate Road frontage.
Development has building facades that avoid large blank walls, allow for signage and address Sandgate Road.
Development provides facade articulation that incorporates:
(a) freestanding wall panels;
(b) pedestrian awnings to the front and side elevations;
(c) articulated wall panels;
(d) textural and material variation.
Development provides a building facade that allows for large-scale signage.
Development can incorporate a single-level showroom within the 15m front setback, provided that the showroom:
(a) is a maximum of 50m2;
(b) is physically interconnected to and part of a minimum tenancy;
(c) has external walls made of a minimum of 80% clear glass;
(d) allows for car access into adjoining sites.
Development of a building has wall and glass surfaces visible from Sandgate Road with a maximum of 20% reflectivity.
Development is located and designed to create an internal integrated vehicle circulation system between individual sites and minimise vehicle access points to Sandgate Road.
Development integrates vehicular parking and access between sites, as shown in Figure a and Figure b, through the creation of internal easements.
Note—Creation of easements will require an application for reconfiguring a lot.
Development locates car parks at the front of the site where they do not impede access to adjoining sites
Development has a well-connected street system that facilitates safe vehicular movement.
Development of a road connection between Lathe Street and Hadley Street is provided in accordance with Figure c.
Development of a service road running parallel to Sandgate Road between Radley Street and Telford Street is provided in accordance with Figure c.
Development provides for a landscape strip with low-level dense planting along the Sandgate Road frontage with a minimum width of 3m.
Development provides for groupings of large trees and spreading groundcovers in all landscaped areas outside of signage sightlines.
Development provides shade trees with a minimum of 1.5m clear trunk in car parking areas at a ratio of 1 tree for every 6 car-parking spaces and shade structures to shade at least 30% of the car parking spaces.
Street trees are provided in accordance with Figure c.
Building height (m)
Development on a site fronting Sandgate Road
View the high resolution of Figure c–Access and connectivity plan (PDF file size is 141Kb)