GENERAL PLANS AND POLICIES
Cove Council’s Local Environmental Plan contains important controls that
must be considered. These controls include but are not limited to:
Many of Lane Cove Council’s controls relating to
businesses are contained in Council’s Business
Zones Development Control Plan (DCP). Some of the important rules in the
Business Zones DCP include:
Car parking, off-street car parking and vehicular access
Building design, height and setback
Small business owners may also need to
consider the following development control plans:
State Environmental Planning Policies
During your review process you may find that your property is
also affected by other special controls such as those imposed by the NSW state
government. These are generally referred to as Regional or State Environmental
It is a requirement under
the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 that a Development
Application be accompanied by a Statement of Environmental Effects.
Cove Council has developed a template
for a Statement of Environmental Effects for applications to change the use
of a shop, office or other commercial premises or industrial premises.
The template for the Statement of Environmental Effects aims to reduce
the complexity of lodging a development application and to assist in the timely
assessment of small business DA’s.
If your application is more complex
than a change of use for a shop, office or other commercial premises or
industrial premises, a separate Statement of Environmental Effects must be
prepared and submitted with your application.
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