The journey so far…

Dec 28, 2011 Other

In 2005 Council resolved to prepare a new comprehensive local environmental plan (LEP) and development control plans (DCPs) for Mosman.  An LEP is the principal legal document for determining land use and controlling development at the local level, using land use zones, development standards and other planning provisions.  A DCP is a planning document that supplements provisions in an LEP by way of more detailed planning and design guidelines.

Many of Council’s current planning controls are based on studies and community consultation undertaken over 10 years ago, so it is important that this review is undertaken to ensure controls reflect best practice in planning and development.

During 2006-07 consultation with Mosman Councillors, public authorities and the Mosman community was undertaken.  This included a series of workshops with prominent guest speakers, community focus groups and other events.

In July 2007 a draft of Mosman LEP was finalised and approval sought from the NSW Department of Planning to exhibit it.  After nearly two years of negotiation and various changes to State legislation, conditional approval was given by the Department to place the substantially amended draft LEP on public exhibition.

Meanwhile, Council planners continued to revise and amalgamate the current Mosman DCPs into new documents to comply with changes to State legislation.  In August 2009 the draft DCPs were adopted by Council for public exhibition.

Further background information about the review of Council’s planning controls and preparation of the draft LEP and DCPs is available on the original project website.

n 2005 Council resolved to prepare a new comprehensive local environmental plan (LEP) and development control plans (DCPs) for Mosman.  An LEP is the principal legal document for determining land use and controlling development at the local level, using land use zones, development standards and other planning provisions.  A DCP is a planning document that supplements provisions in an LEP by way of more detailed planning and design guidelines.

Many of Council’s current planning controls are based on studies and community consultation undertaken over 10 years ago, so it is important that this review is undertaken to ensure controls reflect best practice in planning and development.

During 2006-07 consultation with Mosman Councillors, public authorities and the Mosman community was undertaken.  This included a series of workshops with prominent guest speakers, community focus groups and other events.

In July 2007 a draft of Mosman LEP was finalised and approval sought from the NSW Department of Planning to exhibit it.  After nearly two years of negotiation and various changes to State legislation, conditional approval was given by the Department to place the substantially amended draft LEP on public exhibition.

Meanwhile, Council planners continued to revise and amalgamate the current Mosman DCPs into new documents to comply with changes to State legislation.  In August 2009 the draft DCPs were adopted by Council for public exhibition.

Following the public exhibition at the end of last year, the Draft Mosman LEP 2010 was adopted by Council on 6 July 2010 and subsequently submitted to the Department of Planning for gazettal.

An overview of the consultation and community feedback is available on MosmanLEP.net.

This website has now been launched to provide information on the new planning controls, and to assist ratepayers and architects to best use the planning controls for good urban design outcomes.