Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011
Current version for 17 April 2020 to date (accessed 14 August 2020 at 12:54)
Land Use Table Zone RU2
Zone RU2   Rural Landscape
1   Objectives of zone
  To encourage sustainable primary industry production by maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.
  To maintain the rural landscape character of the land.
  To provide for a range of compatible land uses, including extensive agriculture.
  To enable other forms of development that are associated with rural activity and require an isolated location or support tourism and recreation.
  To ensure that the type and intensity of development is appropriate in relation to the rural capability and suitability of the land, the preservation of the agricultural, mineral and extractive production potential of the land, the rural environment (including scenic resources) and the costs of providing services and amenities.
  To maintain and enhance the scenic character of the land.
  To ensure that development does not create unreasonable or uneconomic demands for the provision or extension of services.
  To minimise the visual impact of vegetation clearing in order to be consistent with the rural character of the locality.
  To minimise disturbance to the landscape from development through clearing, earthworks, access roads and construction of buildings.
  To ensure development does not intrude into the skyline when viewed from a road or other public place.
2   Permitted without consent
Extensive agriculture; Home occupations; Horticulture
3   Permitted with consent
Aquaculture; Cellar door premises; Dual occupancies; Dwelling houses; Environmental protection works; Farm buildings; Health consulting rooms; Home industries; Hospitals; Neighbourhood shops; Pubs; Restaurants or cafes; Roads; Roadside stalls; Rural supplies; Self-storage units; Any other development not specified in item 2 or 4
4   Prohibited
Boat building and repair facilities; Car parks; Charter and tourism boating facilities; Commercial premises; Depots; Entertainment facilities; Exhibition homes; Exhibition villages; Freight transport facilities; Health services facilities; Heavy industrial storage establishments; Heliports; Highway service centres; Home occupations (sex services); Industrial retail outlets; Industrial training facilities; Industries; Marinas; Mooring pens; Moorings; Mortuaries; Passenger transport facilities; Recreation facilities (indoor); Residential accommodation; Restricted premises; Sex services premises; Storage premises; Transport depots; Truck depots; Vehicle body repair workshops; Vehicle repair stations; Warehouse or distribution centres; Wharf or boating facilities; Wholesale supplies