Council’s consolidated Central Coast Local Environmental Plan 2022 (CCLEP 2022) and the Central Coast Development Control Plan 2022 (CCDCP 2022) come into effect from today, August 1.
The consolidated CCLEP and CCDCP provide one planning framework for the region.
Council says one planning framework leads to greater efficiencies in preparing and assessing development applications – benefiting the Central Coast community, investors and Council staff.
“It’s enormously beneficial to have consistency in planning controls across the region as the smoother process for development applications and assessment encourages investment and provides a boost to local jobs, and increases quality housing and infrastructure for our growing population,” Council said today.
The CCLEP is the primary legal planning document for guiding land use and planning decisions made by Council.
Through zoning and development controls, the CCLEP allows Council to manage the way in which land is used to strategically plan for the region and shape local communities.
It is supported by the CCDCP which details planning and design guidelines.
The harmonisation of the former Gosford and Wyong Shire Council planning controls has taken several years.
Since the amalgamation in 2016, Council staff have undertaken community and stakeholder consultation resulting in 750 public submissions from agencies, residents and councillors, which helped to create a consolidated CCLEP and CCDCP.
Council said CCLEP 2022 will be updated as required, in response to emerging strategic priorities for the Coast.
The CCLEP 2022 applies to about 95 percent of the Local Government Area.
The remaining land is either the Gosford City Centre, which is subject to its own controls under State Environmental Planning Policy or “deferred land” under the CCLEP 2022.
Deferred land remain subject to The Interim Development Order 122 (IDO 122), and Gosford Planning Scheme Ordinance (GPSO).
The next stage of updating the CCLEP will be the environmental lands review, which will seek to apply contemporary land use zones to these deferred lands.
These proposed changes are expected to be publicly exhibited before the end of 2022.
Development applications will be assessed on the Development Control Plan and Local Environment Plan current at the time of lodgement with Council.
The CCDCP 2022 and CCLEP 2022 will be used for development applications lodged from 1 August 2022.
Development applications accepted by Council prior to 1 August 2022 will be subject to the provisions of the planning controls in force at the time, Council said.