Hotel accommodation scrapped in smaller development plans for Monro Park site at Cronulla

Controversial plans for a 14-storey hotel project at Cronulla have been scrapped and replaced by a proposal for a commercial development half the height.

Overshadowing of Monro Park would be greatly reduced by reducing the maximum building height from 50 metres to 25 metres (seven storeys), complying with the Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

Sammut Developments has axed the boutique hotel accommodation component in original plans, while retaining potential restaurants, function centre and bars.

The new proposal provides for a two storey podium containing food and beverage premises with commercial office uses, including shared co-working space, up to a maximum building height of 25 metres.

The developer is seeking to increase the floor space ratio from the LEP maximum of 2:1 to 2.9:1

This would provide about 1300 square metres above the LEP allowance of 2848 square metres.

Sammut Developments submitted the new Planning Proposal to Sutherland Shire Council on April 27.

The document says, "The proponent elected not to pursuit (sic) a rezoning review and instead has taken on board the concerns raised by councillors in their determination and has elected to prepare a new PP".

The proposal will be considered initially by the Sutherland Shire Local Planning Panel, who will make a recommendation to the council.

Briefings have already been held for councillors, including Labor representatives who blocked the original proposal going to the state government for Gateway determination.