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New house built to site boundary, at or about 59 Watt St, Corinda

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John Nightingale
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New house built to site boundary, at or about 59 Watt St, Corinda

Could anyone tell me how a design for a new house could gain approval when the house abuts the southern boundary of the site?

 

This house is also a sore thumb in the streetscape, being of vastly greater bulk than any other house. This may be the future for the parts of Corinda excised from medium density development. Considering that this house may eventually be sold to a couple or single person (common demographic in the locality) it would appear to be a very poor use of the 800m, narrow but long, block.

 

I must say that sensitively planned town houses would be more in keeping than a row of these warehouse-like McMansions.

 

The cottage next door is now overhung by this monster, and will doubtless eventually be removed and replaced with another warehouse.

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No Demolition Control Precinct, therefore Town Plan applies

I tried for a search for the Development Application on council's website, but can't locate a DA and therefore the plans for this alotment.
 
The relevant plot of land is not in a Demolition Control Precinct or Character Area, and so therefore any house type that complies with the Town Plan is allowed.  In this case, if the owner wants to build to the boundary then all they need is the permission of the adjoining owner and there is no requirement to put up a DA.  It may also be possible  that the owner owns both properties, considering it has been a vacant lot for some time.
 
Although the Sherwood-Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan now applies, there is a 2 year period from when the new plan was passed where people can still build under the old Walter Taylor South Area Plan rules. 
 
This has been an issue with another development in the adjoining Spencer Street where the developer is fighting a council request for the proposed new house to fit with the newer Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan (it was part of a carve up of a historically listed property on cnr or Dewar Terrace and Scott Street) - now the developer is trying to sell the original historical property "ready for renovation".

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No Demolition Control Precinct, therefore Town Plan applies

Thanks for the clarification. I imagine the developer owns the plots on both sides of the house being built, so can build to the intermediate boundaries. Queensland has always been a developers paradise, which is one of the reasons WTSAG came into existence. Even under the SGNP that location remains more or less unchanged, but with some strengthening of controls re issues such as this one I would hope.
I've been watching that property on the corner of Dewar Tce being cut up, an opportunity for a more sensitive renewal lost again I guess.

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Clarification, but

Clarification, but see
http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-27.541782,152.979327&z=20&t=k&nmd=20110919
Its two houses eventually being built on an 800sqm lot, not just one....So its not too inefficient.

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