If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for investors.
Putting together a Residential Flat Building application can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, everyday. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Car parking – Car parking requirements for Residential Flat Buildings are stringent and, if not met, can prevent the project from happening. Yet, there are sometimes alternatives to the rules. For example, a council may agree to less parking if the development provided alternative contributions towards public infrastructure. So then, how do you know what type of contribution or agreement is appropriate and how do you negotiate these solutions with your council?
Scale of development – Developers need to gain maximum returns on their Residential Flat Buildings, and this can put them on a collision course with council, who want to see a lower density of development to preserve streetscape character. How do you go about balancing economic returns with streetscape character?
Heritage conservation areas – New growth in Heritage Conservation Areas can be very unpopular with local residents. However, a good appreciation of what constitutes a Heritage Conservation Area, and a sensitive design, will result in positive contribution to the area with less likelihood of resident objection.
Overlooking of neighbours – Residential Flat Buildings can often create privacy impacts on neighbouring properties because of overlooking from apartment windows and balconies. How do you design a building that ensures that these impacts are minimised and gives Council comfort that overlooking is not a big issue?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your Residential Flat Building is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a Residential Flat Building simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on over 100 Residential Flat Building projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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