Development control plans

Our development control plans (DCPs) provide detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the Clarence Valley Council's Local Environmental Plan

The following DCPs apply in the Clarence Valley Council Local Government Area: 

Business zones

The Clarence Valley Council DCP - Development in Business Zones aims to promote quality development in commercial areas and provide opportunities for development that improve the streetscape and respect the character of a locality. This DCP applies to land within the following business zones:

  • B1 Neighbourhood Centre
  • B2 Local Centre
  • B3 Commercial Care
  • B5 Business Development

Download the Business zones DCP(PDF, 4MB)

Industrial zones

The Clarence Valley Council DCP - Development in Industrial Zones aims to encourage development in industrial zones that is functional, has street appeal and has minimal impact on surrounding non-industrial uses and the environment. This DCP applies to all land in the following industrial zones in the Clarence Valley LGA:

  • IN1 General Industry
  • IN4 Working Waterfront

Download the Industrial zones DCP (PDF, 2MB)

Residential zones

 The Clarence Valley Council DCP - Development in Residential Zones aims to encourage well designed, high quality development within residential zones in the Clarence Valley. This DCP applies to land within the following residential zones:

  • R1 General Residential
  • R2 Low Density Residential
  • R3 Medium Density Residential
  • R5 Large Lot Residential

Download the Residential zones DCP(PDF, 9MB)

Rural zones

The Clarence Valley Council DCP - Development in Rural Zones aims to encourage development of land in rural zones that complements the rural character of a locality and is at an appropriate scale and form to minimise land use conflicts.This DCP applies to land within the following rural zones:

  • RU1 Primary Production
  • RU2 Rural Landscape
  • RU3 Forestry

Download the Rural zones DCP(PDF, 4MB)

Environmental protection, recreation and special use zones

 The Clarence Valley Council DCP - Development in Environmental Protection, Recreation and Special Use Zones aims to encourage development that complements the character of a locality and that is at an appropriate scale and form to minimise impacts on the environment and to minimise land use conflicts.

This DCP applies to land within the following zones:

  • E1 National Parks and Native Reserves
  • E2 Environmental Conservation
  • E3 Environmental Management
  • RE1 Public Recreation
  • RE2 Private Recreation
  • SP1 Special Activities
  • SP2 Infrastructure
  • SP3 Tourist
  • W1 Natural Waterways
  • W2 Recreational Waterways
  • W3 Working Waterways

Download the DCP for environmental protection, recreation and special use zones(PDF, 5MB)