When you want to build several houses within a block, also called townhouses or units, it is a must to get a Town Planning Planning Permit. Your Council is the entity that will evaluate your applications for the development of the unit.
It would be best to get the services of a qualified planning consultant. The consultant would both help you prepare the Permit and submit the application. The plans to be submitted must be created at the hands of an experienced Building Designer.
We always recommend our clients who seek development of units to undergo the Pre-application meeting prior to submitting the application for Planning Permit. This meeting is arranged free-of-cost and it helps in the faster processing of the application by the Council.
Depending upon the general design of your project, it is the Council that determines the number of units that can be built. When the Council receives an application for more than one house within a block, it makes use of ResCode, Neighborhood Character Policy
The orientation of the site with the sun in accordance with the shadows made on the neighboring properties. Parking for vehicles and proper space for turning cars.
Adjoining land windows near the boundary. The sloping of the land and several other factors.
The Properties on all the three sides, The immediate neighborhood, The specific features and limitations of the site
Asking various questions
The main question you would want answered is not about the number of units that you can fit into your land, but whether or not your proposal is going to meet ResCode and whether or not the proposal fits with the makeup of the area and its surroundings
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