Yass Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013
4.1B Subdivision using average lot sizes
(1) The objectives of this clause are to facilitate alternative subdivision controls that—(a) maintain the rural character of the Yass Valley, and(b) facilitate a subdivision design that takes into consideration the environmental and agricultural values of the land and best protects those values.(2) This clause applies to land in the following zones—(a) Zone RU1 Primary Production,(b) Zone RU2 Rural Landscape,(c) Zone E4 Environmental Living.(3) Despite clause 4.1, development consent may be granted to subdivide land in Zone RU1 Primary Production or Zone RU2 Rural Landscape if—(a) the average area of all the lots created will be at least 40 hectares, and(b) none of the lots created will have an area of less than 20 hectares, and(c) none of the lots created will have an area greater than 70 hectares.Note.Under clause 4.1, a subdivision can create a lot with an area greater than 70 hectares.(4) Despite clause 4.1AA, development consent may be granted to subdivide land in Zone E4 Environmental Living, under the Community Land Development Act 1989, if—(a) the average size of all the lots created will be at least the minimum size shown on the Lot Size Map in relation to that land, and(b) if there is a reticulated sewerage scheme—each lot created will have an area of at least 2,000 square metres, and(c) if on-site sewage management is proposed to dispose effluent on each individual lot—each lot created will have an area of at least 4,000 square metres, and(d) the subdivision can be serviced without placing unreasonable financial burdens on the community, particularly in relation to road upgrading, and(e) the lots proposed for residential purposes are located to minimise impacts on the natural environment, and(f) sufficient curtilage is provided around items of European or Aboriginal heritage to provide for ongoing protection.