Amendment to Local Planning Policy 32

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Proposed renaming and amendment to Local Planning Policy 32 'Minor Residential Development' to become Local Planning Policy 32 'Exemptions from Development Approval

Local Planning Policy 32 ‘Minor Residential Development’ outlines various forms of minor residential development within the Town which are exempt from the need to obtain development approval.

In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce regulation, the policy has been reviewed to include a number of additional forms of development types that are exempt from the need to obtain development approval.

Key features of the draft revised policy include:

Proposed renaming and amendment to Local Planning Policy 32 'Minor Residential Development' to become Local Planning Policy 32 'Exemptions from Development Approval

Local Planning Policy 32 ‘Minor Residential Development’ outlines various forms of minor residential development within the Town which are exempt from the need to obtain development approval.

In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce regulation, the policy has been reviewed to include a number of additional forms of development types that are exempt from the need to obtain development approval.

Key features of the draft revised policy include:

  • Outlining the relationship between the policy and the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

  • Extending the scope of the policy to deal with exemptions from development approval generally instead of focusing upon minor residential developments only. This change is reflected in the renaming of the policy.

  • An increase in the number of development types that are exempt from development approval either generally or where they meet the specified conditions.

  • The inclusion of notes to provide guidance on certain matters, however recognising that non-compliance with the notes does not necessitate development approval.

  • The ability for Council officers on a case-by-case basis, to determine that in a particular case the proposed works or land uses are of a minor nature and do not require development approval.

  • Introducing provisions which provide clarity on when changes to an approved development are acceptable without requiring the need for an amended development approval.

Council resolved at its meeting on 10 October 2017 to advertise the draft revised policy for public comments.

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    Share your thoughts on the proposed renaming and amendments to Local Planning Policy 32 ‘Minor Residential Development’ to become Local Planning Policy 32 ‘Exemptions From Development Approval’ proposed amendment to the Town Planning Scheme No.1.

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