Canterbury LEP 2012 In Force

02/01/2013 9:15 pm

NEW planning controls to control how land is used and developed in the Canterbury LGA, The Canterbury LEP 2012 came into force this week bringing in more consistency to development controls across the Canterbury LGA.

After a public exhibition back in May 2012, the Canterbury City's new LEP 2012 was gazetted and commenced this week. The new Canterbury DCP also came into effect.

A Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is the principal environmental planning instrument under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 applying to the land in the Canterbury City local government area to control development, regulate land use and help determine planning decisions.  The LEP is made up of a written instrument and maps.

An LEP commonly contains zoningView definition in a new window provisions that establish whether a development is permissible in an area and other development controls including height, floor space ratio, heritage and car parking, which determine the extent of the development

The draft LEP is a “translation” LEP, that is, it essentially rolls over the provisions of the current LEPs and Planning Scheme Ordinance into a single instrument, within the framework of the Standard Instrument LEP requirements set by the State Government.

The draft LEP also incorporates key matters set out in underpinning strategies for the City of Canterbury. These include Canterbury Road Master Plan, the Economic Development and Employment Strategy, Recreation Strategy.

The new LEP can be viewed here.