A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) guides planning decisions for a local government area and comprises of a written instrument and associated maps. The zones and development standards stipulate whether development is permissible, subject to restrictions such as height, minimum lot size or floor space controls or whether consent of Snowy Monaro Regional Council is required.
A LEP is prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000.
A planning proposal is a document that clearly outlines the proposed changes to a LEP and provides the justification for amending any of Council’s Local Environmental Plans. Council operates three LEPs, the Bombala LEP 2012, Cooma-Monaro LEP 2013 and Snowy Monaro LEP 2013. A planning proposal may propose to amend zones, land uses or amend the development standards, such as height of building, floor space ratio, heritage, additional permitted uses or other clauses.
Planning proposals are to demonstrate consistency with strategic plans prepared by the NSW Government and Council, including:
• South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036
• Snowy Monaro Local Strategic Planning Statement
• Any other relevant strategies prepared by Council
• Any other relevant legislative or planning policy documents