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Palerang Council considers draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

Palerang Council is currently in the process of preparing a new LEP. This will replace the old LEP applying to areas in the former Yarrowlumla Shire, which has operated since 2002. The old Yarrowlumla LEP is available from the Palerang Council website.

The following article is intended to give a brief overview of the Working Draft of the new Local Environmental Plan currently being discussed by Palerang Council and to highlight some issues relating to the contents of the document.

This article is based on the version of the Working Draft LEP presented to the Palerang Council meeting on 11 February 2010. Councillors are working through the document and making changes as they go. These changes may not be reflected in this article. Once councillors have finished considering the Working Draft, Council will place a Draft LEP on exhibition for formal public comments.

BURRA has sought clarification from Palerang Council on a number of matters relating to the new zonings from Palerang Council. This document will be updated as and when we receive further information from Council. While we have taken every care in preparing this information it should be used as a guide only and should not be relied upon as the sole source of information relating to the Working Draft LEP and must not be used for decision making purposes.

We strongly recommend you read the Working Draft LEP and contact Palerang Council if you have any questions or concerns. The Working Draft LEP document (PDF 2MB) is available from the Palerang Council's website.

Contents

1   Background to the new Local Environmental Plan

What is the LEP?
Community input to the current Working Draft LEP
Constraints on Council when preparing the new LEP
Land use zones
Standard LEP Clauses
Local LEP Clauses
Definitions
Maps
Additional information

2   Where to find a copy of Palerang Council's Working Draft LEP

3   What does the new LEP mean for rural residents?

4   Rural Residential 1(d) re-zoned to E4 Environmental Living (Updated 24 March 2010)

Objectives of the E4 Environmental Living Zone
Land Uses E4 Environmental Zone
What's different in the E4 Environmental Zone?
    Electricity Generating works
    Agriculture
Why not re-zone 1(d) land as RU 4 Rural instead of E4 Environmental Living
Minimum Lot Size and Erection of Dwelling Houses in the E4 Environmental Zone
Sub Division in the E4 Environmental Living Zone

5   Agricultural (General Rural) Zone 1(a) rezoned to RU2 Rural Landscape or E3 Environmental Management (Updated 24 March 2010)

Objectives of the RU2 Rural Landscape Zone
Land Uses RU2 Rural Landscape Zone
What's different in the RU2 Zone?
Minimum Lot Size and Erection of Dwelling Houses in the RU2 Rural Landscape Zone
Sub Division in the RU2 Rural Landscape Zone
Objectives of the E3 Environmental Management Zone
What's different in the E3 Environmental Management Zone?
Minimum Lot Size, and Erection of Dwelling Houses and subdivision in the E3 Environmental Management Zone

6   General Issues

Protection of local ridgelines
Potential to re-zone Land in the Vicinity of the Burra Park.

Comment on the Draft LEP

B.U.R.R.A. like to hear from you if you have any comments on the draft LEP. You can e-mail via this comment form.

Contact Council

Palerang Council has scheduled several meetings over the next few weeks to go through the working draft of the new LEP. These meetings are open to the public, who are encouraged to attend and speak on any issues that may be of concern. The next scheduled meetings are to be held on:

Further meetings will be publicised on publicised on Council's website.

You can also contact the Council planning officers:

Palerang Council
02 6238 8111 (ph)
02 6238 1290 (fax)
records@palerang.nsw.gov.au

Or you can contact the nine Palerang Councillors directly with your concerns:

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Last updated: 24 March, 2010

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