Planning Proposal - 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose

We have received a Planning Proposal to amend the Warringah Local Environmental Plan (WLEP) 2011 in relation to 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose (former Belrose Library site).

We have received a Planning Proposal to amend the Warringah Local Environmental Plan (WLEP) 2011 in relation to 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose (former Belrose Library site).

  • Planning Proposal withdrawn

    25 days ago

    At a meeting on 26 March, Council resolved to advise the Department of Planning and Environment that it wishes to withdraw the Planning Proposal for 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose and that it will not be submitting a revised Planning Proposal for the reasons oiutlines in the Council Report.

    View Council Report (Item 11.4) - 26 March 2019

    View Council Minutes p8 - 26 March 2019

    At a meeting on 26 March, Council resolved to advise the Department of Planning and Environment that it wishes to withdraw the Planning Proposal for 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose and that it will not be submitting a revised Planning Proposal for the reasons oiutlines in the Council Report.

    View Council Report (Item 11.4) - 26 March 2019

    View Council Minutes p8 - 26 March 2019

  • Report to Council

    about 1 month ago

    On 26 February 2019 a report went to a meeting recommending that Council advise the Department of Planning and Environment that it wishes to withdraw the Planning Proposal for 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose and that it will not be submitting a revised Planning Proposal for the reasons outlined in this report.

    View Council Report (Item 11.11) - 26 February 2019

    Council did not support the original applicant’s proposal to increase the maximum height of buildings control on the site from 8.5 metres to 15 metres and there was no change to height controls in Council’s Planning Proposal.

    The Department’s request to withdraw the Planning Proposal and submit a revised proposal on 11 December 2018 was made on the grounds that it did not result in “...improved planning outcomes for the site, or the community, beyond which could be achieved under the current LEP controls”.

    Council does not agree with the reasons outlined by the Department to consider revising the Planning Proposal having regard for the time taken to date, lack of a clear forward path and that the fees for the Planning Proposal have been expended. Both the Department and the Proponent for redevelopment of the site are being informed of Council’s decision.

    Council resolved at that meeting to defer a resolution and to bring the item back to the Ordinary Council meeting on 26 March 2019.

    View Council Minutes - 26 February 2019 p25

    On 26 February 2019 a report went to a meeting recommending that Council advise the Department of Planning and Environment that it wishes to withdraw the Planning Proposal for 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose and that it will not be submitting a revised Planning Proposal for the reasons outlined in this report.

    View Council Report (Item 11.11) - 26 February 2019

    Council did not support the original applicant’s proposal to increase the maximum height of buildings control on the site from 8.5 metres to 15 metres and there was no change to height controls in Council’s Planning Proposal.

    The Department’s request to withdraw the Planning Proposal and submit a revised proposal on 11 December 2018 was made on the grounds that it did not result in “...improved planning outcomes for the site, or the community, beyond which could be achieved under the current LEP controls”.

    Council does not agree with the reasons outlined by the Department to consider revising the Planning Proposal having regard for the time taken to date, lack of a clear forward path and that the fees for the Planning Proposal have been expended. Both the Department and the Proponent for redevelopment of the site are being informed of Council’s decision.

    Council resolved at that meeting to defer a resolution and to bring the item back to the Ordinary Council meeting on 26 March 2019.

    View Council Minutes - 26 February 2019 p25

  • Proposed increase in height not supported

    about 1 month ago

    The Planning Proposal and associated documentation was publically exhibited for 14 days from 26 August to 10 September 2017.

    Two hundred and three submissions were received objecting to the Proposal and 2 submissions received in support. The main issues raised were loss of character, excessive height and density, and traffic and parking issues.

    The Proposal to increase the maximum permissible building height on the site was not supported by the community. However an amended Planning Proposal, allowing for the additional residential uses on that part of the site fronting Lockwood Avenue was generally supported, subject to maintaining requirements for a proportion of commercial floorspace on the land and subject to the negotiation of a final VPA offer from the proponent as outlined above.

    Following the consultation period, a recommendation went to a meeting on 28 November 2017 that Council

    A. Does not support a Planning Proposal which changes the height standard for 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose

    B. Supports an amended Planning Proposal which:

    a) Permits additional land uses of “residential flat building” and “multi dwelling housing” on that part of the land fronting Lockwood Avenue only;

    b) Prohibits the granting of development consent for a residential flat building or multi dwelling housing on the land unless a minimum Floor Space Ratio of 0.5:1 is provided on the site for commercial premises.

    C. Negotiates and finalises a formal Voluntary Planning Agreement offer from the proponent which addresses pedestrian connections through the site, the provision of affordable rental housing, public space, and retention of green space to be included with the exhibition of the Planning Proposal following the Gateway Determination.

    View Council Report (Item 10.2) 28 November 2017
    View suppoting documents in Attachment Booklet 2 - 28 November 2017
    View Council Minutes Item 10.2 p19

    The Planning Proposal and associated documentation was publically exhibited for 14 days from 26 August to 10 September 2017.

    Two hundred and three submissions were received objecting to the Proposal and 2 submissions received in support. The main issues raised were loss of character, excessive height and density, and traffic and parking issues.

    The Proposal to increase the maximum permissible building height on the site was not supported by the community. However an amended Planning Proposal, allowing for the additional residential uses on that part of the site fronting Lockwood Avenue was generally supported, subject to maintaining requirements for a proportion of commercial floorspace on the land and subject to the negotiation of a final VPA offer from the proponent as outlined above.

    Following the consultation period, a recommendation went to a meeting on 28 November 2017 that Council

    A. Does not support a Planning Proposal which changes the height standard for 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose

    B. Supports an amended Planning Proposal which:

    a) Permits additional land uses of “residential flat building” and “multi dwelling housing” on that part of the land fronting Lockwood Avenue only;

    b) Prohibits the granting of development consent for a residential flat building or multi dwelling housing on the land unless a minimum Floor Space Ratio of 0.5:1 is provided on the site for commercial premises.

    C. Negotiates and finalises a formal Voluntary Planning Agreement offer from the proponent which addresses pedestrian connections through the site, the provision of affordable rental housing, public space, and retention of green space to be included with the exhibition of the Planning Proposal following the Gateway Determination.

    View Council Report (Item 10.2) 28 November 2017
    View suppoting documents in Attachment Booklet 2 - 28 November 2017
    View Council Minutes Item 10.2 p19

  • How to get involved

    over 1 year ago

    The Planning Proposal and supporting documentation, including a Statement of Proposed Public Benefit to be included in a future Voluntary Planning Agreement is on exhibtion and can be viewed at the Dee Why Customer Service Centre and at Glen Street Library, Belrose

    View Planning Proposal
    View Statement of Proposed Public Benefits

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing: marked 28 Lockwood Avenue Belrose Planning Proposal’ reference no. PEX2017/0007, to 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099.
    Submissions close on Sunday 10 September 2017

    The Planning Proposal and supporting documentation, including a Statement of Proposed Public Benefit to be included in a future Voluntary Planning Agreement is on exhibtion and can be viewed at the Dee Why Customer Service Centre and at Glen Street Library, Belrose

    View Planning Proposal
    View Statement of Proposed Public Benefits

    Make a submission
    • Online
    • In writing: marked 28 Lockwood Avenue Belrose Planning Proposal’ reference no. PEX2017/0007, to 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099.
    Submissions close on Sunday 10 September 2017
  • Background

    over 1 year ago

    The Planning Proposal at 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose (the former Belrose Library site) seeks to amend Warringah LEP 2011 by increasing the maximum height of buildings permitted on the site to part 9 metres and part 15 metres and by including “multi dwelling housing” and “residential flat building” as additional permitted uses.

    On 21 August 2017 Council also received a Statement of Proposed Public Benefit to be included in a future Voluntary Planning Agreement associated with the Planning Proposal.


    If the Planning Proposal is accepted by Council, it will be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination. Pending a favourable Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal will be re-exhibited for a minimum of 28 days for further public comment.

    While the planning proposal is accompanied by a Concept Masterplan, the site's development is not part of this proposal and future development will be subject to a later development application.

    The Planning Proposal at 28 Lockwood Avenue, Belrose (the former Belrose Library site) seeks to amend Warringah LEP 2011 by increasing the maximum height of buildings permitted on the site to part 9 metres and part 15 metres and by including “multi dwelling housing” and “residential flat building” as additional permitted uses.

    On 21 August 2017 Council also received a Statement of Proposed Public Benefit to be included in a future Voluntary Planning Agreement associated with the Planning Proposal.


    If the Planning Proposal is accepted by Council, it will be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination. Pending a favourable Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal will be re-exhibited for a minimum of 28 days for further public comment.

    While the planning proposal is accompanied by a Concept Masterplan, the site's development is not part of this proposal and future development will be subject to a later development application.