S7.1 Introduction

The El Caballo Blanco and Gledswood release area is located between the Camden Lakeside and Turner Road release areas. The site has a north western frontage to Camden Valley Way and a northern frontage to Raby Road. The area is traversed by the Sydney Water Canal, running from north to south through the area. The release area is shown in Figure 7-1.

The El Caballo Blanco and Gledswood sites will be characterised by high quality urban design, low scale interconnected neighbourhoods set within a landscaped setting of the Gledswood Homestead and Camden Valley Golf Resort.

The development will comprise of a high quality estate with the Gledswood Homestead and curtilage providing opportunities for tourist, entertainment facilities and other uses compatible with the heritage significance of the homestead. 

The scenic and visual qualities of the area will be enhanced through the implementation of urban design guidelines and landscape treatments within the development.

This chapter contains objectives and supporting controls, intended to promote high quality design outcomes responsive to the characteristics of the site. The controls are minimum requirements of Council and development must demonstrate consistency with the relevant objectives.

Compliance with numerical controls does not necessarily guarantee approval of an application.