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13.5 metre wide lot - too narrow for two storey townhouses?

Discussion in 'Development' started by Dapa, 1st Oct, 2016.

  1. Dapa

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    Hi all, I'm looking at a couple of lots for three / four bed townhouses. One of these is 13.5metres wide and 65 metres long, nice and flat, no easements and FSR of 0.9. Townhouse developments next door and over the road.

    A few ticks in the box however compared to its neighbours this lot is narrow, most are around 15 metres wide +. Before I invest time in planners, negotiations with agents etc does anyone have any thoughts on whether this is too narrow? I'm aiming for 3 or 4 two storey, three bed two bath townhouses and don't want to compromise the design by trying to squeeze these onto narrow lots where solar access, parking / turning or privacy become too much of an issue.

    Any thoughts? Is this lot narrow just compared to it's neighbours or is it too narrow to bother looking at?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Read the LEP & DCP
     
  3. Shobha Designs

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    What council is it under?
    From design point of view it is narrow.. 15m or more would be good
     
  4. wombat777

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    It might be achievable on sites that allow building to boundary on one side.
     
  5. Dapa

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    Cheers Scott, done that and it complies, that was my first port of call. There is also a lapsed DA on the site. My question was more, has anyone achieved a good result on a site of those dimensions or was the design overly compromised. Having now been given the lapsed DA documentation the answer to the compromised design is yes. Rather than look to re-design I'll move on.
     
  6. Scott No Mates

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    @Dapa - it'd probably yield 6 x 3/2/2 terrace stule t/h with basement parking. All subject to the feaso stacking up.
     
  7. Peter P

    Peter P Well-Known Member

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    What was the minimum frontage for townhouses? 13.5m seems narrow

    I got a 1400m2 (15m frontage x 95m) in Bankstown city council. Their minimum frontage is 20m. Negotiated around the specs. Strict council. Was told it was a no go for townhouses.
     
  8. Aaron Sice

    Aaron Sice Well-Known Member

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    No way.

    Only need about 4.8m - 5.2m width per dwelling to be realisitic about room widths.
     
  9. Greyghost

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    Ask the council.
    Ask a draftsman.