Yass Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013
4.1C Additional requirements for subdivision in certain rural zones
(1) The objectives of this clause are to enable appropriate subdivision of land to which this clause applies having regard to topographical constraints, agricultural productivity, biodiversity values and environmental impact.(2) This clause applies to land in the following zones—(a) Zone RU1 Primary Production,(b) Zone RU2 Rural Landscape,(c) Zone RU4 Primary Production Small Lots.(3) Development consent must not be granted for the subdivision of land to which this clause applies unless the consent authority is satisfied that—(a) the pattern of lots created by the subdivision and the location of any future buildings on the land are not likely to have a detrimental impact on any riparian land, watercourses or biodiversity values, or exacerbate existing erosion or salinity processes, and(b) the subdivision layout has regard to protecting areas of remnant vegetation and will minimise the need for clearing vegetation for any future buildings, accessways, fences and any associated asset protection zones, and(c) the pattern of lots will not significantly increase access to a watercourse for stock and domestic purposes, and(d) the subdivision will not adversely affect the use of the land and surrounding land for agriculture.