State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Division 1 General
30 Site analysis
(1) A consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter unless the consent authority is satisfied that the applicant has taken into account a site analysis prepared by the applicant in accordance with this clause.(2) A site analysis must:(a) contain information about the site and its surrounds as described in subclauses (3) and (4), and(b) be accompanied by a written statement (supported by plans including drawings of sections and elevations and, in the case of proposed development on land adjoining land zoned primarily for urban purposes, an aerial photograph of the site):(i) explaining how the design of the proposed development has regard to the site analysis, and(ii) explaining how the design of the proposed development has regard to the design principles set out in Division 2.(3) The following information about a site is to be identified in a site analysis:(a) Site dimensions:lengthwidth(b) Topography:spot levels and/or contournorth pointnatural drainageany contaminated soils or filled areas(c) Services:easementsconnections for drainage and utility services(d) Existing vegetation:locationheightspread of established treesspecies(e) Micro climates:orientationprevailing winds(f) Location of:buildings and other structuresheritage features and items including archaeologyfencesproperty boundariespedestrian and vehicle access(g) Views to and from the site(h) Overshadowing by neighbouring structures(4) The following information about the surrounds of a site is to be identified in a site analysis:(a) Neighbouring buildings:locationheightusebalconies on adjacent propertiespedestrian and vehicle access to adjacent properties(b) Privacy:adjoining private open spacesliving room windows overlooking sitelocation of any facing doors and/or windows(c) Walls built to the site’s boundary:locationheightmaterials(d) Difference in levels between the site and adjacent properties at their boundaries(e) Views and solar access enjoyed by neighbouring properties(f) Major trees on adjacent properties(g) Street frontage features:polestreeskerb crossoversbus stopsother services(h) The built form and character of adjacent development (including buildings opposite on both sides of the street(s) fronted):architectural characterfront fencinggarden styles(i) Heritage features of surrounding locality and landscape(j) Direction and distance to local facilities:local shopsschoolspublic transportrecreation and community facilities(k) Public open space:locationuse(l) Adjoining bushland or environmentally sensitive land(m) Sources of nuisance:flight pathsnoisy roads or significant noise sourcespolluting operations(n) Adjoining land uses and activities (such as agricultural activities)
31 Design of in-fill self-care housing
In determining a development application made pursuant to this Chapter to carry out development for the purpose of in-fill self-care housing, a consent authority must take into consideration (in addition to any other matters that are required to be, or may be, taken into consideration) the provisions of the Seniors Living Policy: Urban Design Guideline for Infill Development published by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources in March 2004.
32 Design of residential development
A consent authority must not consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter unless the consent authority is satisfied that the proposed development demonstrates that adequate regard has been given to the principles set out in Division 2.