Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013
The Cootamundra Local Environmental Plan 2013 came into effect on 26 th July 2013.
The Local Environmental Plan replaces Interim Development Order No 1 – Shire of Cootamundra and associated amendments.
To view the LEP written instrument click here:
To view the LEP Maps click here:
The Planning Process
The NSW planning and development assessment system is the means by which we manage our environment and use of resources.
Planning and development is carried out under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
All development proposals in NSW must be assessed to ensure they comply with relevant planning controls and, according to nature and scale, that they are environmentally and socially sustainable.
State, regional and local plans and policies indicate what level of assessment is required, and who is responsible for assessment council, an accredited private professional or the Minister for Planning (the Department assesses proposals for the Minister).
The development assessment system in NSW is set out in Parts 4 and 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The Act ensures that members of the public can participate in decisions that will shape their community's future.
What are local environmental plans?
Local environmental plans prepared by councils, guide planning decisions for a local government area. Through zoning and development controls, they allow councils to supervise the ways in which land is used.
Development control plans provide specific, more comprehensive guidelines for types of development, or small sections of the planned area. Councils can use development control plans to make local planning more detailed, or adopt their own codes. These allow the council to provide specific, more comprehensive planning policies for individual types of development, or particular sections of the local government area.
How is a local environmental plan prepared?