Hoping someone has been through (or knows someone who has) this and can give me some advise following receipt of the below list of rejections by the Swan council on my homestart plans.
For some background, I found the land and Homestart drew up the plans to what I wanted (supposedly with consideration to all council guidelines) and arranged my finance for both through Keystart. The land has now settled and the interest is accruing while the plans have sat with council for 1.5 months only to be returned this week with a list of rejections that to me imply my house will shrink considerably to meet all the guidelines.
Has anyone had this happen before? IF so,
** was there any avenue of recourse?
** Can they shrink my house now and it still costs me the same?
** What if I don't like the revised plans, do I have any avenue to say this isn't what I brought I don't want to proceed (without incurring me 1000s of $$)?
- • 6.2.1 The dwelling is proposed to be setback 0.46m from the communal street in lieu of the minimum required street setback of 2.5m as per acceptable development criterion 6.2.1 A1.1(ii).
- • 6.2.2 eaves is more than 1m in street setback
- • 6.3.1 The dwelling’s eastern wall is proposed to be setback 1m from the side boundary in lieu of the minimum required setback of 1.5m as per table 1 and tables 2a and 2b.
• 6.3.2 The store is proposed to be built up to the street boundary, not permitted. Building up to more than one wall is a variation. Locate 0.75m from street boundary?? Is internal though...
• 6.4.1 With a total building area of 156.12m2 (excluding alfresco area) on a 230m2 lot, the development proposes approximately 32% open space in lieu of the minimum required 45%.
• 6.10.3 Indicate clothes drying area. Where will bins be stored on premises? (Check subby for pick-up area).
• 6.5.4 Check vehicle manoeuvrability, check driveway >6m & check not more than 40% (A4.2)
• 6.9.1 check not more than 35% overshadowing on units 3 & 4