What is the planning process?
The planning process in the Glen Innes Severn Council area is governed by the NSW state planning process.
This process is underpinned by a hierarchy of legislation and environmental planning instruments, starting with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EPA) Act 1979. It then steps down to various types of plans including State Environmental Planning Policies, the Glen Innes Local Environmental Plan 2012 and policies such as the Glen Innes Severn Council Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014.
It’s important to note that planning legislation and environmental planning instruments are amended from time to time, so please make sure you’re accessing the most current versions by downloading them directly from the NSW Legislation website.
If you would like more information about the current NSW planning process or the proposed changes to the planning system, visit the Planning and Infrastructure website.
Application Lodgement Information
Before submitting an application to Council it is a requirement that the applicant (or appointed delegate) discusses the proposal with a staff member within the Department.
HOWEVER, UNDER CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE. WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INFORMATION TO firstname.lastname@example.org OR SEND VIA POST SO THAT OUR DEPARTMENT CAN CALL YOU TO DISCUSS THE MATTER AND POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE PROCESS IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
Please call the office on (02) 6730 2350 to make an appointment.
Basic steps to follow
1. Confirm with the appropriate Council Officer:
that an application is needed;
what application will be compulsory for your proposal;
what information you are required to submit on the lodgement of your submission.
Compliance with relevant Acts, Regulations, and Codes along with Council Policies, Conditions and Plans will apply.
2. Prepare and lodge your submission to Council. All Council fees must be paid at this stage. Your Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) must be noted in the application along with relevant plans, BASIX certificate and a Section 68 (Local Approval) application if relevant (see the information below on application forms, or contact a Council Officer to clarify what application forms you will need to submit depending upon your specific development).
3. If your proposal is approved, thoroughly read through all conditions of consent imposed by Council and ensure that these conditions are met during the entire development process. Your proposal may need a Construction Certificate before it can be started. It will be stated in the conditions whether this is a requirement (this excludes Complying Developments, see below for details).
4. Notify Council at least 48 hours before the works commence.
5. Where required, an Occupancy Certificate must issued before occupying a building.
If you wish to make an appeal, a modification or withdraw your application, please contact Councils Development, Planning and Regulatory Services department.