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Planning Panels


Lane Cove Local Planning Panel

The Lane Cove Local Planning Panel (LCLPP) 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 for Development Applications and Planning Proposals

Determinations are made based on a report from Council officers having regard to the Local Strategic Planning Statement (where relevant), 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 meeting.

A closed panel session is then held for the panel to deliberate before announcing the determination to the public. The determination includes a written response from the Panel outlining the reasons for the decision.

The LCLPP 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, Lane Cove.

You can view the Local Planning Panel Agendas and Minutes online.

Sydney North Planning Panel

The Sydney North Planning Panel (SNPP) is a panel of appropriately qualified people independent of Council charged with the following roles:

  • Determine regionally significant development applications;
  • Act as the Planning Proposal Authority (PPA) when directed;
  • Undertake Rezoning Reviews;
  • Provide advice on other planning and development matters when required; and
  • Determine site compatibility certificates under SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004.

Further information on the role of Sydney Planning Panels is available via the NSW Planning Portal. Specific information on the composition and jurisdiction of the Sydney North Planning Panel is available here.