Local environmental plans

Planning and development is carried out under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Regulations and associated environmental and heritage legislation.

Planning and development is carried out under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Regulations and associated environmental and heritage legislation.  

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is a planning document that determines how land can be used and some of the controls that apply to development. An LEP zones land and includes provisions that control development. Each zone identifies the types of uses that are permitted without Council approval, which uses require development consent and the uses that are prohibited. Types of zones include rural, residential, business, industrial, special uses, open space, environmental protection and national park zones. An LEP also includes specific controls for each zone, for example, subdivision requirements, general controls, such as, development on acid sulphate soils, and heritage provisions.

The Clarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011 commenced on 23 December 2011. It can be accessed from the Parliamentary Council's Office website.

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