Draft Local Development Plan and Draft Local Planning Policy (Design Guidelines)
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage prepared a draft Local
Development Plan for approval by the City of Belmont, in
association with a draft Local Planning Policy containing Design
Guidelines for the development of the Ascot Kilns site.
The advertising for public comments of
the draft Local Development Plan and Local Planning Policy (Design Guidelines) and
supporting documents was undertaken in December 2016 to February 2017
and re-advertised in September 2017. At the Ordinary Council meeting of
12 December 2017 (Item 12.2)
, Council considered the public submissions and resolved
to approve the Ascot Kilns Local Development Plan and adopt Local
Planning Policy No. 17 'Ascot Kilns Design Guidelines' with
modifications which included "Restriction in the height of any development on the site to 5 storeys or lower."
The Council requested the Department of
Planning, Lands and Heritage to modify the documents in accordance with
the Council resolution of 12 December 2017. The Council is currently
awaiting receipt of the modified documents from the Department of
Planning, Lands and Heritage. On receipt of the modified documents the
Council will re-advertise the modified Local Development Plan and Local
Planning Policy No. 17 for public comment.
The Local Development Plan will guide site layout and
access, as well as the relationship and interface of new buildings with
the heritage structures and surrounding areas.
The draft Local Planning Policy (Design
Guidelines) will outline building design requirements including height
(varying from 2-5 storeys), setbacks, orientation, facades and corner
articulation, private outdoor and communal space requirements, colours,
materials and roof design, as well as public art and signage.
This is the first occasion in more
than 25 years that a plan has been developed to support the retention of
the heritage listed kilns in perpetuity.
Golden Gateway Local Structure Plan
During 2017 and early 2018, the City has been working with a consultant team to refine the draft Local Structure Plan and supporting technical report, which include: Public Realm Strategy, Movement and Access Strategy, Local Water Management Strategy, Environmental Assessment Report, Infrastructure Assessment Report and the Bushfire Management Plan.
It is anticipated that the draft Local Structure Plan will be presented to Council in August 2018 and public advertising of the draft Local Structure Plan will commence in September/October 2018. Council will formally consider adoption of the plan at the conclusion of the public advertising period and after consideration of the public submissions.