Local Environmental Plan

What is a Local Environmental Plan?

Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. They do this through zoning and development controls, which provides a framework for the way land can be used. LEPs are the main planning tool to shape the future of communities and also ensure local development is done appropriately.

What Local Environmental Plan applies to the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area?

The Glen Innes Severn Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP 2012) currently applies to land in the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area (LGA). The LEP was prepared in accordance with the Standard Instrument - Principal Local Environmental Plan that applies across New South Wales. Both the written document and maps can be viewed at the NSW Legislation website.

Until the new LEP was gazetted, the former Glen Innes Municipal Council and former Severn Shire Council LEPs were applicable. Please note that they are no longer current.

Former Glen Innes Municipal Council LEP

Former Severn Shire LEP 2002

How are planning controls updated and reviewed?

Local Environmental Plans are updated and/or reviewed via the 'Gateway Process'.

There are five steps in the process:

  1. The Planning Proposal
  2. Gateway
  3. Community Consultation
  4. Assessment
  5. The making of the LEP

Further details on the Gateway Process can be found on the NSW Planning & Environment Website.

Contact Details

Department of Development, Planning & Regulatory Services
Phone: 02 6730 2350