A planning proposal is a document that explains the intended effect of a proposed Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or an amendment to an LEP and sets out the justification for making that plan or amendment. The preparation of a planning proposal is the first step in preparing an LEP or an amendment to a LEP.
A planning proposal can be prepared for a range of matters. It can request an amendment to the zoning of land, development standards applying to land (such as building height, floor space ratio or lot size), or to the permitted land uses so that certain types of development can occur.
A planning proposal must address the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Guide to preparing planning proposals. Further information about the planning proposal process is available on the Department’s website.
This Planning Proposal seeks to update and extend the Terrestrial Biodiversity Map and update the terminology in the corresponding Clause (6.4 Terrestrial Biodiversity) within the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan 2013 (HLEP 2013) to protect land of biodiversity value.
Council receives advice from the Local Planning Panel before deciding whether to submit a planning proposal to the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment for preliminary approval to proceed (known as a gateway determination). Hornsby Local Planning Panel advice on previous and current planning proposals is available on the Local Planning Panel page.