Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011
Part 2 Permitted or prohibited development
2.1 Land use zones
The land use zones under this Plan are as follows—Rural ZonesRU2 Rural LandscapeRU3 ForestryRU4 Primary Production Small LotsRU5 VillageResidential ZonesR1 General ResidentialR2 Low Density ResidentialR3 Medium Density ResidentialR5 Large Lot ResidentialBusiness ZonesB1 Neighbourhood CentreB2 Local CentreB3 Commercial CoreB4 Mixed UseB7 Business ParkIndustrial ZonesIN1 General IndustrialIN2 Light IndustrialIN3 Heavy IndustrialSpecial Purpose ZonesSP2 InfrastructureSP3 TouristRecreation ZonesRE1 Public RecreationRE2 Private RecreationEnvironment Protection ZonesE1 National Parks and Nature ReservesE2 Environmental ConservationE3 Environmental ManagementE4 Environmental Living
2.2 Zoning of land to which Plan applies
(1) For the purposes of this Plan, land is within the zones shown on the Land Zoning Map.(1A) Despite subclause (1), the zoning of land identified as “Area 1” on the Land Zoning Map (the delayed zoning area) does not commence until a date specified by the Secretary by notice published in the Gazette.(1B) The Secretary must not publish such a notice in respect of the delayed zoning area unless the Secretary is satisfied that—(a) the land is no longer being used for the purpose of mining, specifically in relation to Mining Lease 1345, and(b) the land has been remediated to the satisfaction of the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services.(1C) Until such time as the Secretary publishes a notice under subclause (1A), the zone applying to the delayed zoning area is Zone RU2 Rural Landscape.
2.3 Zone objectives and Land Use Table
(1) The Land Use Table at the end of this Part specifies for each zone—(a) the objectives for development, and(b) development that may be carried out without development consent, and(c) development that may be carried out only with development consent, and(d) development that is prohibited.(2) The consent authority must have regard to the objectives for development in a zone when determining a development application in respect of land within the zone.(3) In the Land Use Table at the end of this Part—(a) a reference to a type of building or other thing is a reference to development for the purposes of that type of building or other thing, and(b) a reference to a type of building or other thing does not include (despite any definition in this Plan) a reference to a type of building or other thing referred to separately in the Land Use Table in relation to the same zone.(4) This clause is subject to the other provisions of this Plan.Notes.1Schedule 1 sets out additional permitted uses for particular land.2Schedule 2 sets out exempt development (which is generally exempt from both Parts 4 and 5 of the Act). Development in the land use table that may be carried out without consent is nevertheless subject to the environmental assessment and approval requirements of Part 5 of the Act.3Schedule 3 sets out complying development (for which a complying development certificate may be issued as an alternative to obtaining development consent).4Clause 2.6 requires consent for subdivision of land.5Part 5 contains other provisions which require consent for particular development.
2.4 Unzoned land
(1) Development may be carried out on unzoned land only with development consent.(2) In deciding whether to grant development consent, the consent authority—(a) must consider whether the development will impact on adjoining zoned land and, if so, consider the objectives for development in the zones of the adjoining land, and(b) must be satisfied that the development is appropriate and is compatible with permissible land uses in any such adjoining land.
2.5 Additional permitted uses for particular land
(1) Development on particular land that is described or referred to in Schedule 1 may be carried out—(a) with development consent, orin accordance with the conditions (if any) specified in that Schedule in relation to that development.(b) if the Schedule so provides—without development consent,(2) This clause has effect despite anything to the contrary in the Land Use Table or other provision of this Plan.
2.6 Subdivision—consent requirements
(1) Land to which this Plan applies may be subdivided, but only with development consent.Notes.1If a subdivision is specified as exempt development in an applicable environmental planning instrument, such as this Plan or State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, the Act enables it to be carried out without development consent.2Part 6 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 provides that the strata subdivision of a building in certain circumstances is complying development.(2) Development consent must not be granted for the subdivision of land on which a secondary dwelling is situated if the subdivision would result in the principal dwelling and the secondary dwelling being situated on separate lots, unless the resulting lots are not less than the minimum size shown on the Lot Size Map in relation to that land.Note.The definition of secondary dwelling in the Dictionary requires the dwelling to be on the same lot of land as the principal dwelling.
2.7 Demolition requires development consent
The demolition of a building or work may be carried out only with development consent.Note.If the demolition of a building or work is identified in an applicable environmental planning instrument, such as this Plan or State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, as exempt development, the Act enables it to be carried out without development consent.
2.8 Temporary use of land
(1) The objective of this clause is to provide for the temporary use of land if the use does not compromise future development of the land, or have detrimental economic, social, amenity or environmental effects on the land.(2) Despite any other provision of this Plan, development consent may be granted for development on land in any zone for a temporary use for a maximum period of 52 days (whether or not consecutive days) in any period of 12 months.(3) Development consent must not be granted unless the consent authority is satisfied that—(a) the temporary use will not prejudice the subsequent carrying out of development on the land in accordance with this Plan and any other applicable environmental planning instrument, and(b) the temporary use will not adversely impact on any adjoining land or the amenity of the neighbourhood, and(c) the temporary use and location of any structures related to the use will not adversely impact on environmental attributes or features of the land, or increase the risk of natural hazards that may affect the land, and(d) at the end of the temporary use period the land will, as far as is practicable, be restored to the condition in which it was before the commencement of the use.(4) Despite subclause (2), the temporary use of a dwelling as a sales office for a new release area or a new housing estate may exceed the maximum number of days specified in that subclause.(5) Subclause (3)(d) does not apply to the temporary use of a dwelling as a sales office mentioned in subclause (4).