Cessnock City Council has previously
identified the need to update and replace the existing Cessnock City Wide
Settlement Strategy 2003 and 2010. The Cessnock
City Planning Strategy Project has now commenced. The aim of the Project is to develop a solid
foundation of evidence to inform the future strategic land use development of
the Cessnock Local Government Area and to develop a new planning strategy based
on that evidence which will guide the preparation of future amendment(s) of
Cessnock Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011 and Cessnock Development Control
Plan (DCP) 2010.
Due to the extensive breadth of works
required to be undertaken, the Project has been split into two phases which
will extend over a two year period. This
year (2016) has seen the recent appointment of consultants to undertake the
more technical background studies. Next
year will see the development of the new planning strategy which will include
public consultation and exhibition.
commencement of the background studies, Council undertook an Expression of Interest process
inviting written submissions of potential investigation for development
sites/matters. Copies of all EOI’s have
now been provided to Council’s Consultants who will consider the submissions
and provide technical advice for consideration as part of the development of
the new planning strategy next year.
Any enquiries should be directed to Wonona Fuzzard,
Council’s Principal Strategic Land Use Planner on 02 4993 4287.