Residential Drafting Design in Penshurst explains what is a Manor House?
The manor house is just one of the low rise medium density properties that are receiving much attention in NSW at the moment due to the new legislation to come into force on 6 July 2018. Although nothing has been officially announced, yet the residential drafting services team in penshurst, Go Design Solutions has already start educating our local clients about their potentials of the land to convert this into the soon-to-be popular type of residential buildings.
The new law proposes that manor houses and terrace houses, along with dual-occupancies, will be approved under a fast-track complying development process, provided the property meets the minimum government standards and may be built in medium density approved zones (R1, R2, R3 and RU5).
Though, it is important to be aware that if your land falls into the listed heritage conservation areas, land reserved for public purposes or environmentally sensitive areas, then this complying development cannot be carried out in state or locally.
A manor house is a single building comprising of three or four dwellings on one lot and is a new addition to the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Low Rise Medium Density Housing) Order 2017.
A manor house can be up to two storeys in height (not including the basement), and each dwelling must be attached by a common wall or floor. Depending on the layout and design of the property, one dwelling will be partially or wholly located above another dwelling. As stated in the new legislation, manor houses are allowed wherever multi-dwelling housing is permitted in the Land Use Table. In another words, being an investor, you will soon be able to have 4 "so called" units into 1 building. And if you are a large family, it means you can have your growing family in 1 single block but with their own personal "home".
Minimum standards apply for approval processes for all low rise medium density dwellings. In the case of manor houses:
· Minimum lot size for a manor house is 600m2.
· Minimum lot width is 15 metres.
· Maximum gross floor area for all buildings is 25% of the lot area, plus 150m2 to a maximum of 400m2.
· Minimum landscaped area is 50% of the lot area minus 100m2, 50% of the area forward of the building to be landscaped, and 1.5 metres in length and width.
· There must be one off-street parking space for each dwelling
· If no residential accommodation is within 40 metres of the development, primary road setback is:
o 4.5 metres for 400m2 – 900m2,
o 6.5 metres for 900m2 – 1,500m2, and
o 10 metres for properties over 1,500m2.
· Where existing residential accommodation is on the same side of the road, and within 40m of the development, primary road setback is calculated as the average of the two nearest residential accommodation buildings.
· They must have a side setback of 1.5 metres.
· Rear setback depends on the size of the property and building height. For properties up to 4. 5 metres in height, the rear setback varies from 6 metres for properties 400m2–1,500m2, up to 10 metres for those properties greater than 1,500m2. Dwellings measuring 4.5 metres in height up to 8.5 metres, require a 10-metre setback if the lot area is between 400m2–1,500m2 and a 15-metre setback if the building height is between 4.5 metres and 8.5 metres.
For more information on the new legislation which will come into play in early July or the standards which are applicable for manor houses, speak to us at Go Design solutions, your residential drafting design and drafting services expert in Penshurst.
Source from: https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/EPIs/2018-132.pdf