THERE are just two weeks left for people to make submissions on how changes to planning legislation in the Great Lakes will affect them.
Recently, more than 100 people attended information sessions regarding Great Lakes Council’s new Draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Draft Development Control Plan (DCP), the two planning documents set to replace the two existing Local Environment Plans and 36 other development control plans.
The reason for the change, according to Great Lakes Council manager of strategic planning Roger Busby is to make planning more consistent across the state.
It is also designed to prevent duplication of information and to make planning processes more streamlined for people.
“There’s been more than 100 people attend information sessions which is great because we really value community feedback and encourage residents to come and see how these plans will affect them,” Mr Busby said.
‘‘It [the new plans] draws all the information together into one rationalised and streamlined document and prevents duplication.
‘‘It means that people only have to go to the one place for information regarding development” he said.
People have up until August 24 to make a submission. To view the documents visit Great Lakes Council or go online at www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/Hot_Topics_Directory/Draft_LEP_2012_and_Draft_DCP_2012 .