What is a Development Control Plan
A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides specific, more comprehensive guidelines for certain types of development, or area specific requirements for localities. A DCP is important in the planning system because it provides a flexible means of identifying additional development controls and standards for addressing development issues at a local level.
What Development Control Plan Applies
The Tamworth Regional Development Control Plan 2010 contains the key criteria for specific types of development that commonly occur in the Tamworth Regional Local Government Area and for specific locations within the region.
The primary aim of the Plan is to define “deemed to satisfy” standards which will streamline the approval process where these are achieved. This does not remove the obligation to assess each development application in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment legislation. However, by introducing clear design criteria and allowing for certification by proponents, a determination timeframe of 28 days can be achieved for advertised or notified applications and 21 days for applications that are not advertised or notified for certain types of “fast-track” development.
Applications for other types of development will continue to be assessed on merit, applying best practice planning standards.
To aid location of maps in the Tamworth Regional Development Control Plan 2010, please see the Index to Maps of Flood-Affected Land.
Fast Track Certification Checklists
Council’s Fast Track Certification (applicable to the proposed development type) must be completed to identify how the proposal complies with the ‘deemed to satisfy’ controls. This must be completed and submitted in addition to the minimum documentation specified by Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and Council’s Documentation Matrix. The individual checklists are provided below:
Amendment and Annual Review
The Tamworth Regional Development Control Plan 2010 (TRDCP) was adopted by Council on 12 October 2010 and became effective from the gazettal of the Tamworth Regional Local Environmental Plan 2010 (TRLEP) on 21 January 2011.
The Plan is reviewed regularly, both on an as-needed basis, and as a scheduled annual review to ensure that the content remains consistent with the objectives defined by Council in response to consultation with the community and development industry.