What is a Local Development Plan

A Local Development Plan is a strategic planning document which is used by local governments to provide development standards (such as building heights, setbacks, parking etc.) in a specific area.

What does this amendment to the Station Precinct Local Development Plan do?

The purpose of proposed amendment to the Station Precinct Local Development Plan is to ensure that all future development applications for the sites shown in the plan below must show the vehicular access coming from Telford Crescent, Stirling:

Why has the Council decided to advertise this amendment?

As the lots above can now be developed as apartments, Council has formed the view that access to the lots would be more appropriate from Telford Crescent than from the Trevithick Close cul-de-sac. 

How is an amendment to a Local Development Plan processed?

When an amendment to a Local Development Plan is submitted or instigated by Council, Council has to decide where to advertise it for public comment or not.

If Council decides to advertise a Local Development Plan, the City will consult on the proposal with the local community. The amendment is required to be advertised for a period of 14 days. When advertising has closed, Council has to consider any comments received and make a recommendation to support or not support the amendment to the Local Development Plan

Why was i advised about this proposal?

The Station Precinct Local Development Plan covers the area indicated in the image below. Therefore owners of properties some distance from the lots subject of the amendment have been consulted. As Council have resolved to advertise this amendment, it is a requirement under the City of Stirling’s Planning Consultation Procedure that the amendment is advertised to all owners and occupiers within the Local Development Plan area, and all owners and occupiers within 200m of the Local Development Plan boundary.