May 21, 2021 3:12 pm
Hi, we are planning a KDR on a property and our builder is recommending a setback based on average of two homes on the left as the property on the right is a church (non-residential) and over 10m away.
Home1 on left: 16m
Home2 on left: 17m
Church on right: 11m (is 10 m away from boundary)
Picture for reference
Question - do we have any chance to use the church on the right for calculating average setback? This will make a huge difference of 2m to our setback.
PS: we are in Kurangai council.
Re: Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)3
Nov 25, 2021 8:35 pm
Our builder is saying that we can build on the same foot print as the old home. Is this correct ?
What was your out come ? We are building in Kurangai council.
Cant use the corner block as a reference. So we had to use the closest two homes which aren't corner blocks for setback.
Re: Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)4
Nov 25, 2021 8:41 pm
lol Kuringai council
CDC is your best chance for a less compromised outcome, but you will not be able to use the church setback - that's if CDC is even possible, more than half of Kuringai council area has a NIMBY zoning which prohibits CDC planning approval.
Council won't be any better unless perhaps it happens to be a super ugly church that the neighbours want obstructed from view. But just looking at the plan there I don't like your chances. Check the DCP - but I would say your builder is speaking the truth in this instance. Sorry not much help.
Re: Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)6
Nov 29, 2021 11:03 am
You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like you say and calculate the average between the two adjoining properties. The fact that one of them is a church in my opinion is irrelevant.
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