Planning Proposal – Lithgow Local Environmental Plan (Amendment 2) – Split Zones Clause

What is on Public Exhibition?

Planning Proposal – Lithgow Local Environmental Plan (Amendment 2) – Split Zones Clause

The objectives of the Planning Proposal are to:

  • Enable the subdivision of lots that are within split zones but cannot be currently be subdivided under Clause 4.1, 4.1AA or 4.2C of Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 due to minimum lot size
  • Provide for subdivision that promotes suitable uses and development of land within split zones.

The Planning Proposal will only affect properties/lots that contain:

  • land in a residential, village; business or industrial zone, AND
  • land in a rural or environmental zone.

Community Feedback

Lithgow City Council encourages and welcomes all feedback and comments on the Planning Proposal within the public exhibition period.

The Planning Proposal and supporting exhibition material are on public exhibition for a twenty eight (28) day period from 13 April 2017 to 11 May 2017 and are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Council’s website
  • Council Administration Centre 180 Mort St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 8.15am-4.00pm;
  • Lithgow Library 157 Main St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm;
  • Wallerawang Library Main St WALLERAWANG NSW 2845 Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm; and
  • Portland Library 65 Williwa St PORTLAND NSW 2847 Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm -6pm, Sat 9am-12pm.

Should any person or group wish to make a submission on the Planning Proposal, it should be in writing and be received by 4.30pm on 11 May 2017.  Submissions should be addressed to: The General Manager, Lithgow City Council, PO Box 19 LITHGOW NSW 2790, quoting reference LLEP2014 (A2) or by emailing attention General Manager and quoting reference LLEP2014 (A2) at council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au.

CONTACT US

If you require further information or have any difficulty with accessing information from this web site please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 02 63549906 or 02 63549920 for assistance.

Strategic Context and Process

What is the wider strategic context of Planning Proposal

A Planning Proposal is the first step in making a Local Environmental Plan (LEP).  An LEP can only be amended by another LEP or Environmental  Planning Instrument.

An LEP must be prepared within the broader strategic and policy framework of state and local government set down by legislation, strategies, policies and best practice guidelines and notes.

Acts and Regulations

These include the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP & A Act) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.  The EP & A Act provides the framework for the NSW planning system and the mechanism for the preparation of local environmental plans.

Local Planning Directions – Section 117(2) Directions

The Minister for Planning, under section 117(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) issues directions that relevant planning authorities such as local councils must follow when preparing planning proposals for new LEPs. The directions cover the following broad categories:

  • employment and resources
  • environment and heritage
  • housing, infrastructure and urban development
  • hazard and risk
  • regional planning
  • local plan making
  • An analysis of the application and consistency of the Planning Proposal with all applicable S117 (2) Directions is included in Part 3 Section B of the Planning Proposal.

    All Local Planning Directions can be found on the NSW Planning and Environment Website at: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Local-Planning-and-Zoning/Policy-Directions-for-Plan-Making

LEP Plan Making Process

A flowchart summarising the process for the making of the LEP is shown below:

 

Delegation for the making of Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 (A2) has been issued to Lithgow City Council.

State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs)

State environmental planning policies (SEPPs) deal with issues significant to the state and people of New South Wales.  They establish a range of policies that apply to all or part of areas across NSW.  SEPPs are higher order plans and override any provision within a Local Environmental Plan.

In preparing an LEP Council must ensure that its provisions are consistent with the relevant SEPPs.  An analysis of the application and consistency of the Planning Proposal with relevant SEPPs has been undertaken and is included in Part 3 Section B of the Planning Proposal.

A full version of each SEPP can be accessed at: www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/browse/inForce/EPIs/S

LEP Practice Notes and Circulars

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure have also issued a number of practice notes and circulars to guide the development of local plans.  These have been used to inform the development of the Planning Proposal

You can view these at:

www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Local-Planning-and-Zoning/Resources