Minister for planning Andrew Barr is asking you to get involved in the consultation on proposed planning changes:
Draft Variation No. 303 to the Territory Plan includes:
a change to the minimum block size for dual occupancy development; and
new rules for secondary residences, sometimes referred to as “granny flats” that will provide greater opportunities for small additional dwellings suitable for our ageing and changing population.
Comment on this Draft Variation closes on 23 August 2010.
A second Draft Variation – No. 301 (Estate Development Code) – in part includes:
mandating that 95 per cent of single dwelling blocks in an estate are positioned to enable buildings to have direct sun in winter. The new code contains tables which identify the block size, block dimensions, slope and orientation which make blocks suitable for improved solar access.
Comment on this Draft Variation closes on 16 August 2010.
Comments need to be sent to ACTPLA.