A planning application has been lodged to convert a large parcel of land in Sebastopol into 26 separate homes.
The proposed development includes 22 three-bedroom units and four two-bedroom dwellings.
There are currently two houses on the site at 124-128 Beverin Street, which occupies a land area of 7341 square metres.
It lies a few hundred metres to the north of Sebastopol Bowling Club and just to the west of the Midland Highway.
There are two titles for the existing stretch of land. In the application, the developers are seeking a permit to subdivide the land into 26 separate lots.
Initially developers are asking for 14 residences to be included on separate titles, with another "super lot" that could potentially be subdivided into a further 12 lots.
If approved, the development would be staged with 14 of the dwellings closest to Beverin Street built first.
Under the proposals there would be nine single storey buildings, with the remaining buildings two storeys high.
There are two different building designs proposed for the two-storey building.
The planning report describes one of the existing houses as "uninhabitable", while there is a large shed at the rear of one property as well as a smaller shed.
As well as seeking a permit to subdivide land, developers are also looking to reduce the number of visitor car parks that would normally be required for a development of the size, with a total of two places for visitors proposed.
The application describes the surrounding area as "residential development on all sides", with single storey homes built in the 1950s and 1960s to the north, and a medium density development to the south.
The development to the south was built during the 2000s.
The application says the development would be a more "efficient use of the existing infrastructure" and was the sort of infill development the city needed to reduce pressure on developments expanding beyond the city.
The application is currently advertised on the City of Ballarat planning website.
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