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A Planning Proposal is the formal process by which a Local Environmental Plan is amended.
These amendments may take various forms, such as:
Some Planning Proposals are initiated by Council, but most are initiated by a submission from an external applicant, usually a professional planning consultant, known as the Proponent.
Council resolved at the meeting of the Planning and Strategic Peak Committee of the Whole on 12 March 2014 to endorse new Council Templates for Planning Proposal Submissions and Guidelines. These should assist proponents in the preparation of a Planning Proposal for consideration by Council. A Microsoft Word version of the template is provided together with a PDF version of the Guidelines.
It is recommended that you also consult the Department of Planning & Environment's Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals which may be viewed here (external link) and Guide to Preparing Local Environmental Plans which may be viewed here (external link).
A summary of these requirements may be found in Chapter 8 of the Wingecarribee Local Planning Strategy 2015-2031 which was adopted by Council on 23 March 2016 and endorsed by the NSW Department of Planning on 15 May 2017. Chapter 8 is reproduced below and sets out the strategic framework within which a Planning Proposal will be considered.
Planning Proposals which are deemed by Council staff to not be of a satisfactory standard will be returned.
Proponents are also directed to Council's adopted Schedule of Fees and Charges where page 30 outlines Planning Proposal fees and associated charges which will be payable.
The 2018-19 Fees and Charges provide for a $5,000 fee payable on lodgement of a Planning Proposal with an additional payment due, based on the size of the proposed development, should the Department issue a Gateway Determination to proceed with the Planning Proposal.
Please use this link to view the Wingecarribee Local Planning Strategy 2015-2031, adopted by Council on 23 March 2016 and endorsed (except for Chapter 4) by the Department of Planning & Environment on 15 May 2017.
From 1 October 2008, section 147 (an extract may be viewed below) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979 requires the disclosure of political donations and gifts when making submissions in respect of planning matters.
Please include Form 1 with your submission, even if your answer on that form is 'no'. If your answer is 'yes', you will also need to complete and lodge Form 2 with your submission.
For further information please contact:
Telephone: (02) 4868-0888