A. Lot Layout
Only one dwelling is permitted per lot, unless otherwise provided on the relevant Plan of Subdivision.
To site each home, building envelopes have been prepared for all lots at The Patch where the Small Lot Housing Code is not applied. The dwelling and garage should be contained within the building envelope.
The dwelling size must comply with the following minimum dwelling size, excluding garage and all enclosed areas, unless otherwise approved by the DAP.
Homes must have at least one habitable room window (living or bedroom) that addresses the primary street frontage. On Corner Lots, the dwelling must have at least one habitable room window that addresses the secondary street frontage.
Habitable rooms must have vertically proportioned openings, windows, framing and doors (where height exceeds width) to help provide better passive surveillance to the public realm.
B. Building Setbacks
Dwellings must be set back a minimum of 4.0m and a maximum of 5.0m from the front boundary unless the small lot housing code applies, or the Building Envelope allows. Garages must generally be set back a minimum of 5.0m from the front boundary and 0.5m minimum from the main building line.
Front entries should provide a sense of address, entry features including balconies, verandahs, open porches, covered walkways and porticos that have a maximum height of less than 3.6m above the ground level may encroach into the front setback by no more than 1.5m.
C. Side Setbacks
Each dwelling must have at least one side setback of a minimum of 1.0m. Generally, dwellings on corner lots must be setback a minimum of 2.0m from the secondary street
Additional features listed below may encroach 500mm into the side and rear setback distances.
- porches and verandahs
- eaves, fascia and gutters
- screens, but only to the extent needed to protect a neighbouring property from a direct view
- domestic fuel tanks and water tanks
- heating and cooling equipment and other services.
These minimum prescribed setbacks should also be considered in your landscaping plan to allow plenty of space for roots and branches to spread.
D. Massing and Articulation
Each dwelling must incorporate a prominent front entry point that is readily visible from the primary street frontage and complementary to the overall dwelling design.
The front entry point may take the form of a portico, porch, verandah or other feature to the satisfaction of the DAP, that has:
− A minimum covered area of 3.0m²
− A minimum depth of 1.5m
− Rooms fronting the public realm must have a minimum ground floor ceiling height of 2500mm
− Two storey dwellings must incorporate elements such as balconies and / or protrusions to articulate the front façade