4.1 Lot Layout
- Only one dwelling is permitted per lot, unless otherwise provided on the relevant Plan of Subdivision.
- To site each home, Building Envelope Plans have been prepared for all lots at Harriott where the Small Lot Housing Code is not applied. The dwelling and garage should be contained within the building envelope.
- The dwelling size, must comply with the following minimum dwelling size, excluding garage and all unenclosed areas, unless otherwise approved by the DAP.
- Homes must have at least one habitable room window (living or bedroom) that addresses the primary street frontage. On corner lots, the dwelling must have a habitable room window that addresses the secondary street frontage.
- The habitable room window must have appropriate head and sill heights to provide passive surveillance to the Public Realm.
- On corner lots, the primary street frontage is the shorter frontage adjacent to the street, unless otherwise noted on the Plan of Subdivision or Building Envelope.
4.2 Building Setbacks
- Dwellings must be set back a minimum of 4.0m and a maximum of 5.5m from the front boundary unless the small lot housing code applies, or the Building Envelope allows. Garages must be set back a minimum of 5.0m from the front boundary and 0.5m minimum from the main building line.
- Front entries should provide a sense of address, entry features such as balconies, verandas, open porches, covered walkways, and porticos that have a maximum height less than 4.5 metres above ground level may encroach into the front setback by no more than 1.5m.
- Facade treatments or covered balconies on double storey homes that have a maximum height of less than 6.6m above ground level may encroach into the front setback by no more than 1.5m.
4.3. Side Setbacks
- Each dwelling must have at least one side setback of a minimum of 1.0m. Generally, dwellings on corner lots must be setback a minimum of 2.0m from the secondary street frontage. Refer to the Building Envelope Plan for more detail.
- Additional features listed below may encroach 500mm to the side and rear setback distances.
- Porches and verandas
- Eaves, fascia, and gutters
- Screens, but only to the extent needed to protect a neighbouring property from a direct view
- Domestic fuel tanks and water tanks
- Heating and cooling equipment, and other services
- These minimum prescribed setbacks should also be considered in your landscaping plan to allow plenty of space for roots and branches to spread.
4.4 Massing and Articulation
- Each dwelling must incorporate a prominent front entry point that is readily visible from the primary street frontage and complementary to the overall dwelling design.
- The front entry point may take the form of a portico, porch, veranda, or other feature to the satisfaction of the DAP, that has:
- A minimum covered area of 3sqm
- A minimum depth of 1.5m
- Rooms fronting the Public Realm must have a minimum ground floor ceiling height of 2700mm or 2550mm for lots 300sqm or less.
- Two storey dwellings must incorporate elements such as balconies and/or protrusions to articulate the front façade.