Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing – Re: 21 Thornhedge Road – February 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Village of Bellport Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7 pm in the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport, NY to consider the following application:

21 Thornhedge LLC, 21 Thornhedge Road, Bellport, NY is seeking the following variances to construct a detached garage, a pool, two pergolas and a deck in the front yard; place a generator in the front yard and renovate a boat house in the rear yard;

Sec. 21-240. – Area requirements.

In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter, the area restrictions applicable to any property located in the Residence “AA” District shall be the same as those set forth in article IV, division 2 of this chapter—Residence A District, except that no building shall be constructed, erected or altered in the Residence AA District unless said lot shall have an area of at least eighty thousand (80,000) square feet and have at least two hundred (200) feet of frontage along a street.

Sec. 21-86. – Nonconforming buildings and structures; nonconforming uses.

(c)  A legally existing nonconforming building or structure shall not be enlarged, expanded or altered except as follows:

(1)  The use of the building or structure is permitted and conforms with the requirements of this chapter, and

(2)  The proposed enlargement, expansion or alteration of the building or structure conforms with all area requirements of this chapter, excepting minimum lot area and street frontage requirements. In no event shall the degree of nonconformity be increased

Proposed: Renovations to existing boat house

Sec. 21-226. Accessory buildings and structures.

  • In the Residence A District all accessory building shall be located in the rear yard of a lot. No accessory building shall exceed fifteen (15) feet in height and must be set back at least fifteen (15) feet from any property line. On corner lots or through lots the accessory building must be set back at least fifty (50) feet from the lot line abutting a street.
  • In the Residence A District, unless addressed specifically elsewhere in this chapter, all structures and accessory structures must be located in the rear yard of a lot and be setback at least fifteen (15) feet from all property lines. No structure and/or accessory structure shall exceed 15 feet in height.

Existing: Boat house in rear yard located 9 inches from lot line. Proposed: Detached garage located in front yard; pergola in front yard attached to house; pergola and deck in front yard near pool; generator located in front yard

Sec. 21-501. – Location.

a) Lot location: All pools shall be located in the rear yard of interior lots or the designated rear yard of corner lots.

Proposed: Pool and pool equipment located in the front yard

The Suffolk County Tax Map number is 0202-13-3-3. The property is in the “AA” residence district. All persons with an interest may attend and will be heard. The Community Center is handicapped accessible.


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