Amendments to Local Planning Policy 3.1 and Council Policy 106

Submissions closed on 04 February 2024, 05:00 PM

SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

The Town is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to Local Planning Policy 3.1: Residential Built Form (LPP3.1) (currently Local Planning Policy 3.1: Streetscape) and Council Policy 106: Vehicle Crossover Policy (CP106) by Sunday, 4 February 2024.

The draft amendments to LPP3.1 seek to address the outcomes of the Wembley Character Study (prepared in 2021, see in the ‘Supporting documents’ section) by proposing to amend the Character Description for Wembley and vehicle access provisions for the Wembley and West Leederville precincts. These amendments propose to allow for vehicle access from the street, in lieu of the laneway, where providing access from the laneway would require the removal of a ‘significant tree’, or where existing access to the street is being retained in the current location.

Further amendments include revised vehicle crossover provisions and moving these provisions from LPP3.1 to CP106. 

How to make a submission

Submissions may be lodged online, by email to mail@cambridge.wa.gov.au or in writing to 1 Bold Park Drive, FLOREAT, WA, 6014.

If lodging a submission via email or in writing, please include the policy numbers and titles (Local Planning Policy 3.1: Residential Built Form and Council Policy 106: Vehicle Crossover Policy), your full name, email, and relevant address.

Submissions are to reach the Town by 5:00pm Sunday, 4 February 2024. 

The main amendments to LPP3.1 seek to address the outcomes of the Wembley Character Study (see in the ‘Supporting documents’ section), by proposing to amend the Character Description for Wembley and vehicle access provisions for the Wembley and West Leederville precincts.

Currently, vehicle access is to be taken from the laneway and is only permitted from the street where an existing dwelling is being substantially retained and there is existing vehicle access taken from the street.

The amended vehicle access provisions propose to allow for vehicle access from the street, in lieu of the laneway, where providing access from the laneway would require the removal of a ‘significant tree’, or where existing access to the street is being retained in the current location.

The Desired Future Character for Wembley has been amended to emphasise the requirement for development to remain sympathetic to the original character of the area. Reference to the Wembley Character Study has also been added to allow for each application to be considered against the precinct specific Character Elements, which is dependant on the specific location of the subject site in Wembley, as follows: 

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To see a full list of the proposed amendments to each section in LPP3.1, please refer to the relevant document under the ‘Supporting documents’ section. A ‘Clean’ and ‘Track Changes’ version of LPP3.1 can also be found in this section. 

The main change proposes to move the vehicle crossover specifications from LPP3.1 to CP106.

During discussions with the Town’s Engineering department, it was raised that additional amendments to CP106 were required to address inconsistencies and bring outdated provisions in line with current practises.

To see a full list of the proposed amendments to each section in CP106, please refer to the relevant document under the ‘Supporting documents’ section. A ‘Clean’ and ‘Track Changes’ version of CP106 can also be found in this section. 

One of the amendments proposes to change the name of Local Planning Policy 3.1: Streetscape to Local Planning Policy 3.1: Residential Built Form as this policy contains provisions which extend beyond, and are not visible from, the streetscape. 

The main amendments to LPP3.1 seek to address the outcomes of the Wembley Character Study (prepared in 2021, see in the ‘Supporting documents’ section), including in response to the feedback received during the advertising period.

Following the advertising period, Council endorsed a review of LPP3.1 to strengthen the Character Description for Wembley and review the vehicle access and street walls and fencing provisions (Refer to ‘Council Minutes Extract - DV22.50: Draft Wembley Character Study - Outcomes of Consultation’ under the ‘Supporting documents’ section).

Accordingly, the proposed amendments to LPP3.1 seek to strengthen the Character Description for Wembley and revise the vehicle access provisions for the Wembley and West Leederville precincts.

Other amendments to the policies are proposed to address recommendations from internal departments at the Town, and update the provisions in line with current practices. 

After advertising has concluded, the Town will compile a list of the submissions and prepare a report for Council that considers the submissions received during advertising. The Council will then resolve to either proceed with the draft policies with or without modifications, or not to proceed with the draft policies.  

If the proposed amendments to Local Planning Policy 3.1: Residential Built Form are approved by Council, the policy will be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for approval to amend the Landscaping and Vehicle Access provisions of the R-Codes.

If this is approved by the WAPC, the amended policy will be a main consideration in assessing any future development applications. 

As crossovers are located outside of a privately owned site on road reserve and cannot be regulated as part of a development application, the crossover requirements are proposed to move from Local Planning Policy 3.1: Residential Built Form to Council Policy 106: Vehicle Crossover Policy