Contents (2004 - 143)
State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004
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.Note.The provisions of this clause do not impose any limitations on the grounds on which a consent authority may grant development consent.