The Hills Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012
The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012 (as amended) is the principal planning instrument affecting land use within the Shire. The plan, although prepared by Council, is vetted by the State Government to ensure consistency with Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, State Environmental Planning Policies before being gazetted by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure.
The purpose of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) is to define what purpose land may be used for. The plan consists of a written statement and a number of maps.
The written LEP statement includes the legal definitions of a wide range of land use activities and land use tables divided into different zones to describe what uses are permissible, or prohibited under the given zones. The plan also contains a number of special provisions to address such issues as heritage conservation, subdivision and land acquisition. The zoning map then depicts graphically the application of the various zones to specific areas of land.
In general terms, the LEP is used by Council to determine if a land use or activity is permissible on any given property. The LEP expresses Council's broad land use strategy for the Shire.
State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) specifies exempt and complying development under that Policy. The Codes SEPP has state-wide application and commenced on 27 February 2009.
A copy of the Codes SEPP is available at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/housingcode
Further information on the General Housing Code is available at: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/housingcode
For further information please email email@example.com or call the Department of Planning’s Information Centre on Freecall 1300 305 695 or +61 2 9228 6333.
The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012 Key Documents
The Hills LEP 2012 (992.09kB)
Land Use Matrix LEP 2012 (875.33kB)
The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012 - Interactive Map
The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012 - Map Sheets
Land Application Map LEP 2012 (2.77MB)
Land Zoning Map LEP 2012 (15.03MB)
Lot Size Map LEP 2012 (13.86MB)
Floor Space Ratio Map LEP 2012 (11.65MB)
Height of Buildings Map LEP 2012 (13.87MB)
Land Reservation Acquisition Map LEP 2012 (10.37MB)
Heritage Map LEP 2012 (13.25MB)
Combined Local Map 1 LEP 2012 (7.98MB)
Contains Acid Sulfate Soils Map and Terrestrial Biodiversity Map
Combined Local Map 2 LEP 2012 (11.99MB)
Contains Foreshore Building Line Map, Line Map, Landslide Risk Map, Urban Release Area Map and Key Sites Map
Additional Permitted Uses Map LEP 2012 (2.82MB)