Planning Controls

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There are several layers of planning controls that may apply to your land that are all considered when you wish to develop something new or amend something existing on your land.

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) is overarching planning legislation that all other planning legislation sits under. This includes legislative requirements for how a development application or how a Planning Proposal is assessed.

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The Camden Local Environment Plan 2010 (LEP) applies to “established” areas (such as Camden and Narellan) and specific urban release areas (including Spring Farm, Elderslie, Emerald Hills and north Gledswood Hills). Two separate planning instruments apply to different areas of the Camden LGA.

Camden Council Local Government Area Overview

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (Growth Centres SEPP) applies to rezoned land in the South West Growth Area (SWGA).  The South West Growth Area covers the northern LGA and has been designated by the NSW Government as land for future urban development. The SEPP applies to rezoned urban release areas such as Oran Park, Catherine Fields, and Leppington.

The NSW ePlanning Spatial Viewer shows what statutory planning instruments apply to land in Camden LGA.

LEP & DCP Interactive Map

Camden Council Region map

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)?

SEPP – State Environmental Planning polices are developed by DPIE (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment), and apply to a specific parcel of land such as the South West Growth Areas, or a specific development type such as exempt or complying development. A SEPP may provide high level planning controls and objectives.

 

What is the Sydney Growth Centres SEPP?

For rezoned land in the SWGA, the following planning documents apply:

  • One of the following DCPs (Oran Park DCP, Turner Road DCP or Camden Growth Centre Precincts DCP).

The Growth Centres SEPP establishes zones that allow certain types of uses and standards that regulate what kind of development can happen.

The DCPs contain additional development guidelines and site-specific schedules that apply.

Available Documentation for Growth Areas:

Leppington and Catherine Park (Growth Areas):

Oran Park and Cobbitty (Growth Areas):

Gregory Hills and Gledswood Hills (Growth Areas):

What is the Local Environmental Plan (LEP)?

LEP – Local Environmental Plans are often developed by Local Council and apply to local lands. A LEP may provide high level planning controls and objectives.

What is the Camden Local Environmental Plan?

For most of Camden LGA, there are two key planning documents that apply:

The Camden LEP 2010 establishes zones that allow certain types of uses and standards that regulate what kind of development can happen.

The Camden DCP 2019 is a detailed guideline governing a particular type of development or a particular area.

Please note:  If your land is located in the South West Growth Area and has been rezoned, the Camden LEP and DCP is ‘switched off’ and does not apply. See South West Growth Area (Camden).

What is the Development Control Plan (DCP)?

DCP – Development Control Plans will complement a SEPP or LEP to provide more specific controls and objectives that guide development,

DCP for Camden LEP 

The Camden DCP 2019 is a detailed guideline governing a particular type of development or a particular area zoned under the Camden LEP.

DCPs for Growth Centres SEPP

The Growth Centres DCPs contain additional development guidelines and site-specific schedules that apply for land zoned under the Growth Centres SEPP.

Leppington and Catherine Park (Growth Areas):

Oran Park and Cobbitty (Growth Areas):

Gregory Hills and Gledswood Hills (Growth Areas):


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