Council's Local Planning Panel
Lane Cove’s Local Planning Panel (LC LPP) is
a panel of appropriately qualified people independent of Council charged with
determining a range of development applications on behalf of Council. This Panel replaced the previous Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) in February 2018.
The Panel will deal with applications which meet the NSW Government's mandated referral criteria. Approximately 20 development applications per year from a total of around 400. 95-97%
of development applications will still be dealt with by staff under delegated
Determinations are made based on a report from Council officers having regard to the Local Environment Plan and Development Control
Plans which have been adopted by the elected Council.
Local Planning Panel Meetings
Each meeting includes four members comprised of the
permanent chairperson, The Hon David Lloyd QC (with Mr Robert Montgomery and Ms Kara
Krason as approved alternate Chairs), a rotating community member and
two members who represent each of the expert fields of: architecture, urban
design or planning and the environment. Meetings are held in the Lane Cove
Council Chambers at 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.
The meeting format for the Panel consists of an on
site inspection and public panel meeting, with an open forum for interested persons
and groups to hear submissions about the development proposal. To enable the
Panel Chair to accommodate all people wishing to address the Panel, intending
speakers are required to register with the Panel Secretariat prior to the
panel session is then held for the panel to deliberate and announce
the determination to the public.
The determination includes a written response from
the panel, similar to a court judgement, outlining the reasons for the
The LC LPP meets as required on the first Tuesday of the
month, commencing with an onsite inspections from 3pm. The public panel meeting
and open forum will be held at the Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road,
You can view the Local Planning Panel Agendas and Minutes online.