Lismore City Council (LCC) has drafted new policy provisions for the notification and advertisement of development applications (DAs), which are now on public exhibition.
The draft policy provides notification periods of either seven or 14 days, dependent upon the scale or potential impacts of a development. The draft policy also specifies types of development where no DA notification will be undertaken by Council.
An LCC spokesperson told Echonetdaily yesterday that there are currently no standard provisions for the notification period for development applications.
The draft policy includes new provisions for consultation and notification processes for new mobile-phone towers, and the new provisions will ‘align with terms and definitions included in Council’s draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP),’ the council said in a release yesterday.
‘The review of this notification policy is overdue and has been undertaken to ensure best-practice principles and flexibility are applied to Council’s DA notification processes with less emphasis on newspaper advertising of DAs other than for larger developments,’ said development and compliance manager Peter Jeuken.
‘The draft policy seeks to reduce delays in development assessment processes, particularly for development of a minor nature that demonstrates compliance with Council’s planning controls.’
The draft policy (Proposed Amendment No 12 to the Lismore Development Control Plan – Notification and Advertising of Development Applications) is on public exhibition until November 16.
Copies can be viewed on the LCC website www.lismore.nsw.gov.au via the ‘Have Your Say’ section.