In recent years urbanplan has demonstrated to various clients the ability to critically analysis the Fremantle Local Planning Scheme No. 4 and associated Local Planning Policies to achieve subdivision and development outcomes.  Unlike many planning schemes, these planning instruments can be so influential as to override the Residential Design Codes.   

The critical statutory analysis has unleashed optimal development potential on numerous properties enabled by these instruments.  Examples include residential strata subdivision and mixed-use developments at South Terrace, McLaren Street, Strange Street, the West End and Jackson Street.  The examples required consideration of the optimum development potential including height and density, access and parking requirements and development provisions through the documentation of each Development Application that articulated statutory, design, development and implementation matters relative to the Residential Design codes.

Influential considerations are clauses:

  • Scheme Classification
  • Definitions
  • 2.2.1 Access To Proposed Rear Lot
  • 2.3 City of Fremantle Local Planning Scheme No.4
  • 2.3.1 Clause 4.4.1 – Subdivision
  • 2.3.2 Clause 4.3.3 – Provisions relating to Areas subject to Local Area Policies
  • 2.3.3 Clause 4.14 – Demolition of Buildings and Structures
  • 2.3.4 Clause 4.2 – Residential Design Codes
  • Judging Merit of Proposals
  • Site Area
  • Lot Area: Development Control Policy 2.2
  • Clause 4.5.2
  • Clause 4.5.5
  • Clause 4.5.12
  • Clause 5.4.13
  • Clause 4.6.2
  • Residential Design Code Principles P1.2 of Clause 5.1.1, for example:
    • retention of a significant element that contributes toward an existing streetscape worthy of retention and accordingly enables orderly planning;
    • overcoming an unusual limitation created by the existing development with a narrow shaped pedestrian access being 2.267 metres wide to the western boundary  of proposed Lot A enabling access to the rear Lot B; and