Draft Planning Proposal Policy

Submissions closing on 16 December 2021, 5:00PM

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We've developed a new policy that outlines how Council reviews planning proposals to amend the Cessnock Local Environment Plan (LEP).

The draft policy covers requirements, processing, notification and determination. It will ensure planning proposals are processed in a consistent, transparent and timely manner, and that they align with local and regional planning strategies.

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The policy forms part of our commitment to making Council more responsive to the community, a key objective of the Cessnock 2027 Community Strategic Plan.

Submissions are not kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with privacy laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.