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State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
Current version for 3 April 2018 to date (accessed 23 July 2018 at 18:04)
Chapter 3 Part 7 Division 2
Division 2 Residential care facilities
48   Standards that cannot be used to refuse development consent for residential care facilities
A consent authority must not refuse consent to a development application made pursuant to this Chapter for the carrying out of development for the purpose of a residential care facility on any of the following grounds:
(a)  building height: if all proposed buildings are 8 metres or less in height (and regardless of any other standard specified by another environmental planning instrument limiting development to 2 storeys), or
(b)  density and scale: if the density and scale of the buildings when expressed as a floor space ratio is 1:1 or less,
(c)  landscaped area: if a minimum of 25 square metres of landscaped area per residential care facility bed is provided,
(d)  parking for residents and visitors: if at least the following is provided:
(i)  1 parking space for each 10 beds in the residential care facility (or 1 parking space for each 15 beds if the facility provides care only for persons with dementia), and
(ii)  1 parking space for each 2 persons to be employed in connection with the development and on duty at any one time, and
(iii)  1 parking space suitable for an ambulance.
 The provisions of this clause do not impose any limitations on the grounds on which a consent authority may grant development consent.