Strathfield Council is currently reviewing our Local Environmental Plan (LEP).
What is an LEP?
A Local Environmental Plan is a statutory plan that provides details of the zoning of land as well as development standards such as building height, floor space ratio, and minimum lot sizes. It lists the types of development that are allowed in each zone in the Strathfield LGA, and those areas that do not need development consent.
Council will undertake a review of the Strathfield LEP 2012, which will include community consultation to build a draft which will then be available for submissions.
Why do we need an LEP?
Following the release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s Metropolis of Three Cities (Regional Plan) and Eastern City District Plan, Council has a legal obligation under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to review its LEP to ensure that it aligns with the priorities listed in this Plan.
The first step was to develop our local strategic planning statement (LSPS) – Strathfield 2040. This was assured by the Greater Sydney Commission on 1 April 2020. Council is now undertaking a comprehensive review of the Strathfield LEP 2012 to align with the vision and priorities of these plans.
How can you be involved?
There will be opportunity for locals to review and comment on the draft LEP 2021 before it is finalised, during the public exhibition period in the first half of 2021.