Power to grant approval to the plan to build a home on the laneway in Stanwell Tops has gone to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.
Today is the last day to have a say on the proposal to build a home on the land in Stanwell Tops, which has always been rear-lane access to ten homes, many of which have built garages facing the lane, and have access granted on their title deeds.
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A spokesman for Wollongong City Council says they’ve had so many submissions already, the Development Application will not be handled through regular channels.
“Council has already received more than 10 submissions in reference to the application,” he says. ” This means the application will be determined by the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel.”
Here’s what that entails- as taken from the Department of Planning website:-
“An Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel, known as a Local Planning Panel under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, is a Panel of a chair, two independent expert members and a community member who assess development applications made to local councils.
“From 1 March, Panels are mandatory for all Sydney councils and Wollongong City Council. Panels are to be put in place so the process of assessment and determination of development applications (DAs) with a high corruption risk, sensitivity or strategic importance are transparent and accountable.
Submissions must be made by close of business Wednesday March 21 HERE