Step 5: assessment of your application
A planning officer will assess your application under Section 4.15 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The assessment process involves inspecting the site and considering:
- all relevant planning instruments
- state environmental planning policies
- local environmental plans
- development control plans
- Council policies
- the likely impacts of the development on the natural and built environment
- the site's suitability for the proposed development
- any submissions received.
The planning officer will consider things like:
- solar access, landscaping and open space, height, form and materials, building setbacks, streetscape, visual and acoustic privacy, views, traffic and parking implications
- bushfire assessment in accordance with the NSW Rural Fire Service Planning for Bushfire Protection Guidelines 2006
- potential impacts of the development on the natural environment
- other approvals: Section 68 Local Government Act 1993 (for example water, sewer or stormwater works, installation of a solid fuel heater) or Section 138 Roads Act 1993 (works within the road reserve including construction of a driveway crossover).
Council is required to take into consideration matters raised in submissions during the assessment of your application. If we need more information from you or if there are any concerns about your proposal, we will contact you. You will have 28 days to consider the request and provide a response to allow us to continue assessing your application.