A resident opines:
I have received a letter from a certifier indicating that the existing dwelling next door is to be demolished and replaced with a ‘new two storey dwelling’.
No details have been provided and the statement has been made in the letter ‘that the proposed works are classified as a complying development which means it meets all the standards provided by the State Environmental Planning Policy and it will be approved no sooner than 14 days from today.’
I have called the applicant and the advice I have been given is that the plans and other details will only be available AFTER approval.
This seems rather unusual in that if there were to be any significant impact on neighbouring properties, it would be too late to raise them once approved.
Is this the way such approvals are now processed?