Outlook Planning and Development provides town planning advice and support for all types of development. Some of our services include the following:
Statement of environmental effects are required for all development applications. This is a document that is the backbone of a development application and provides details of zoning, permissibility and provides justification for any DCP non compliance. A good Statement of Environmental Effects can be the difference between approval and refusal.
The Local Environmental Plan provides clauses that allow and restrict development. The LEP is used by Council to implement height limits, minimum lot sizes and floor space ratios for developments. These restrictions are legislative and in order to seek a variation a special document is required called a Clause 4.6 Variation to Development Standard report. We have a proven track record in providing expert quality Variation reports.
We assist our clients by writing development objection letters for development applications. We provide highly detailed objection letters and have had a lot of experience in achieving better outcomes for our clients through our objection letters.
We assist our clients by handling the whole development application process for them. We seek quotes for all consultants including architects, surveyors, engineers etc and manage them throughout the process. We package the whole application and submit to Council as the Applicant. We manage all correspondence with Council and address any additional information requests.
We provide some information on dual occupancy developments on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Where you should be looking and what you should be considering.
We explore the theory that as the amount of parking decreases, the appeal of driving gives way to more environmentally friendly transport modes such as walking, cycling, ride-hailing, car pooling and public transport.
Some evidence suggests reducing or capping parking pays off. In cities that have implemented these measures, driving has declined and public transport use has increased.
The redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium has been full of controversy with a massive public backlash to the development.
The development has been subject to a lot of public debate with questions as to why the NSW Government are demolishing a functioning stadium instead of upgrading the stadium at a fraction of the cost.
The University of Newcastle has recently submitted a seven building masterplan to the NSW Government for their new education precinct for Honeysuckle in Newcastle.
Outlook Planning and Development were engaged by a group of concerned residents in regards to a nearby development that sought consent to demolish an existing (abandoned) service station to a boutique hotel with 58 guest rooms, car lift and guest facilities.