Mosman’s planning controls will be strengthened with changes proposed to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Mosman Residential Development Control Plan 2012.
For over 20 years, planning controls establishing a maximum wall height, maximum number of storeys and minimum landscaped area for residential development have applied in Mosman. These controls are fundamental in achieving the character of housing in Mosman that we see today – typically pitched roof, two storey dwellings with substantial landscaping.
Over the past two years the importance of these planning controls has been diminished by changes to State planning legislation and policy. It is proposed to restore strength to these planning controls by returning them to Mosman LEP 2012.
It is also proposed to amend LEP objectives for the R2 Low Density Residential zone, clauses 4.3 and 4.4 (height of buildings and floor space ratio) to strengthen and provide consistency between these objectives. The changes affect all residential and business zoned land.
The proposed changes are on public exhibition from 12 June until 10 July 2014 at Mosman Civic Centre, Mosman Library and on Council’s website. Submissions are invited during this period. All submissions received will be made publicly available on the website.