Dual Occupancy without Subdivision

Discussion in 'Development' started by Albert Chu, 31st Mar, 2016.

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  1. Albert Chu

    Albert Chu New Member

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    Hi,
    Last year, I talked to a builder who advised that I cannot build a duplex on my 714sq m land in Hornsby Council because the land is too small for subdivision.
    I was told that Hornsby Council has recently changed the floor space ratio from 40% to 55%. Because of this change, I am now re-considering seriously if I can still build a pair of duplex (i.e. dual occupancy) without subdivision, i.e. on one title.

    Any advice on this would be highly appreciated.
     
  2. smator

    smator Well-Known Member

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    Hi Albert, did you progress with this?
     
  3. Anthony416

    Anthony416 Town Planner & Project Manager Business Member

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    I think the builder was confused anyway. From memory the Hornsby LEP prohibits Dual Occs in residential zones (R2, R3 )
    RU1 however allows Dual Occs.
    If the land was R3 then a Semi-detached dwelling may be possible.
     
  4. RenegadeDom

    RenegadeDom Well-Known Member

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    In many cases a dual occupancy can be warranted with an R2 zoning, it would just need to be strata titled if minimum lot sizes are not met for torrens title subdivision.
     
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  5. smator

    smator Well-Known Member

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    Do minimum lot sizes only apply to Torrens title subdivision?
     
  6. RenegadeDom

    RenegadeDom Well-Known Member

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    There will be a minimum lot size prescribed by council within the LEP (you can't subdivide into a 100sqm lot for example) but generally strata title is easier to get approved if minimum sizings are not met.
     
  7. krishna k1

    krishna k1 New Member

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    Hi, The property I am intrested comes under Hornsby LEP
    Zone Code R2
    Zone Description Low Density Residential
    Lot area is ~ 1050 with 20 mts frontage. Am I allowed to subdivide this to build two individual houses? or atleast sub divide to built torrens title duplexes?