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LEP Practice Notes and Planning Circulars

LEP practice notes and planning circulars provide guidance to councils on issues relating to the implementation of the standard instrument, SEPPs, REPs, regional, metropolitan and draft subregional strategies. Councils should read and apply the advice in the published practice notes and planning circulars when preparing LEPs.

 

About the standard instrument

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Purpose

Date

PS 11-005 Implementation of the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 – Ministerial Direction

This circular is to advise planning authorities of a new Ministerial Direction which will give statutory effect to the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 released by the NSW Government.

11 Feburary 2011


 

 

 

PS 07-020 - standard instrument for principal LEPs amendment

Advises councils of an amendment to the standard instrument for principal local environmental plans that was gazetted on 14 December 2007.

19 December 2007


 

 

PS 06-019 Changes to the standard instrument for principal LEPs

Advises councils of changes to the standard instrument for principal local environmental plans.

4 September 2006

   

 

 

PS 06 - 008 standard instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006

Provides an overview of the standard instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 and its implications for preparing local environmental plans.

03 April 2006

   

 

 

PS 11-011 Amendment to the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006

This circular is to advise planning authorities of an amendment to the Standard Instrument for principal local environmental plans that was published 25 February 2011.

10 March 2011

   

 

 

Advice on LEP-making process

   

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Purpose

Date

   

PS 09-015 - Commencement of certain provisions of the EP&A Amendment Act 2008 and EP&A Amendment (Plan Making) Regulation 2009

To advise of the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2008 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Plan Making) Regulation 2009 that commence on 1 July 2009

01 July 2009

   

 

 

PS 09-011 - Certification of draft standard instrument LEPs for exhibition

Planning circular to update and clarify a number of issues relating to the consideration of draft standard instrument local environmental plans prior to public exhibition.

09 April 2009

   

 

 

PS 06-005 Local environmental plan review panel

Explains the role of the Department's LEP Review Panel.

16 February 2006

   

 

 

Guidance on preparing standard instrument LEPs

   

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Purpose

Date

   

PN 10-001 Zoning for Infrastructure in LEPs

 

 

Guides councils on zoning public infrastructure land in standard instrument local environmental plans. It supersedes and replaces the previous LEP Practice Note on this subject LEP PN 08-002. 

 

 

14 December 2010

   

 

 

 

   

PN 09-006 Providing for tourism in Standard Instrument LEPs

Guides councils on providing tourism opportunities in their principal local environmental plans prepared under the Standard Instrument.

2 December 2009

   

 

 

   

PN 09-005 Local environmental plan zone objectives

Provides guidance to councils when drafting or reviewing non-mandatory additional local zone objectives in local environmental plans under the Standard Instrument.

10 September 2009

   

 

 

 

   

PN 09-004 Requesting that the Minister facilitate the preparation of an LEP

Explains how requests may be made to the Minister for Planning to facilitate the preparation of a local environmental plan.

20 August 2009

   

 

 

 

   

PN 09-003 (Re)classification of public land through a LEP

Updates (supersedes) previous guidance on the process to classify or reclassify public land through a local environmental plan including a principal plan in accordance with the Standard Instrument.

12 June 2009

   

 

 

PN 09-002 Environmental protection zones
 

Provides guidance to councils on environmental protection zones in the standard instrument and how they should be applied in the preparation of local environmental plans.

30 April 2009

   

 

 

PN 09-001 Exempt and complying development
(Replaces PN 08-003)

Provides guidance to councils on exempt and complying development controls in new principal local environmental plans (LEPs) as a result of the gazettal of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

20 February 2009

   

 

 

PN 08-001 Height and floor space ratio

Provides guidance on the building height and floor space ratio provisions in the standard instrument and how they are to be applied in the preparation of principal local environmental plans.

30 January 2008

   

 

 

PN 07-001 standard instrument for LEPs - FAQs

Responds to commonly asked questions regarding the implementation of the standard instrument for LEPs.

26 March 2007

   

 

 

 PN 11-003 Preparing LEPs using the Standard Instrument: Standard Definitions

 Provides a general overview of the definitions used in the standard instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006. It should be noted that the explanatory material set out in this note is for information purposes only and does not comprise a legal interpretation of any of the definitions set out in the standard instrument.  It supersedes and replaces the previous LEP PN 06-003.

 10 March 2011

   

 

 

 PN 11-002 Preparing LEPs using the Standard Instrument: Standard Zones

 Provides a general commentary on the standard zones in the standard instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006. It should be read in conjunction with any relevant State or regional planning guidance (including SEPPs, REPs, section 117 directions, and metropolitan or regional strategies), and advice from the Department of Planning with respect to the preparation of individual LEPs.  It supersedes and replaces the previous LEP PN 06-002.

 10 March 2011

   

 

 

 PN 11-001 Preparing LEPs using the Standard Instrument: Standard Clauses

 Advises councils on the use of the clauses in the standard instrument when preparing principal LEPs.  It supersedes and replaces the previous LEP PN 06-001.

 10 March 2011

   

 

 

Following Section 117 directions 

   

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Purpose

Date

   

PS 08-002 State Environmental Planning Policy (Rural Lands) 2008

Advises councils of the key planning provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy (Rural Lands) 2008, and the supporting section 117 Direction issued by the Minister under Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

9 May 2008

   

 

 

PS07-008 New section 117 directions

Advises councils of new ministerial directions under section 117(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that will commence on 19 July 2007.

17 July 2007

   

 

 

PS07-006 Implementation of regional strategies - ministerial direction

Advises councils of a new Ministerial Direction under section 117 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that will give statutory effect to the regional strategies finalised by the NSW Government.

4 April 2007

   

 

 

PS07-003 New guideline and changes to section 117 direction and EP&A Regulation on flood prone land

Provides an overview of a new guideline to the Floodplain Development Manual and changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and section 117 Direction on flood prone land.

31 January 2007

   

 

 

Mapping guidance 

   

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Purpose

Date

   

PS 09-008 Updated mapping requirements for local environmental plans

Advises councils of the latest revisions to Standard technical requirements for LEP maps and Standard requirements for LEP GIS data.

10 March 2009

   

 

 

PS07-012 New GIS data requirements for LEPs

Advises councils of the new standard technical requirements for local environmental plan (LEP) GIS data.

11 September 2007

   

 

 

PS07-007 New mapping requirements for local environmental plans

Advises councils of the new standard technical requirements for local environmental plan (LEP) maps.

17 April 2007

   

 

 

 
 
 

Last Updated 16-May-2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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