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Contents (2004 - 143)
State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 February 2018 at 00:34)
33   Neighbourhood amenity and streetscape
The proposed development should:
(a)  recognise the desirable elements of the location’s current character (or, in the case of precincts undergoing a transition, where described in local planning controls, the desired future character) so that new buildings contribute to the quality and identity of the area, and
(b)  retain, complement and sensitively harmonise with any heritage conservation areas in the vicinity and any relevant heritage items that are identified in a local environmental plan, and
(c)  maintain reasonable neighbourhood amenity and appropriate residential character by:
(i)  providing building setbacks to reduce bulk and overshadowing, and
(ii)  using building form and siting that relates to the site’s land form, and
(iii)  adopting building heights at the street frontage that are compatible in scale with adjacent development, and
(iv)  considering, where buildings are located on the boundary, the impact of the boundary walls on neighbours, and
(d)  be designed so that the front building of the development is set back in sympathy with, but not necessarily the same as, the existing building line, and
(e)  embody planting that is in sympathy with, but not necessarily the same as, other planting in the streetscape, and
(f)  retain, wherever reasonable, major existing trees, and
(g)  be designed so that no building is constructed in a riparian zone.