Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011
Current version for 17 April 2020 to date (accessed 11 July 2020 at 20:35)
Part 1 Clause 1.2
1.2   Aims of Plan
(1)  This Plan aims to make local environmental planning provisions for land in Cessnock in accordance with the relevant standard environmental planning instrument under section 3.20 of the Act.
(2)  The particular aims of this Plan are as follows—
(a)  to strengthen and protect a high quality, sustainable lifestyle for Cessnock’s residents and visitors,
(b)  to conserve and enhance, for current and future generations, the ecological integrity, environmental heritage and environmental significance of Cessnock,
(c)  to encourage development for employment purposes in appropriate locations having regard to proximity to appropriate infrastructure, to ensure the efficient use of land and services, to provide walkable urban environments and to reduce dependency on the use of private vehicles,
(d)  to provide opportunities for a range of new housing and housing choice in locations that have good access to public transport, community facilities and services, retail and commercial services and employment opportunities, including opportunities for the provision of adaptable and affordable housing,
(e)  to recognise and protect the historical, cultural and economic values of the vineyards district in relation to agricultural production and associated flow on effects, including tourism.