OBERON Council staff will have a better chance to use their own discretion under new notification requirements for development applications.
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It comes after council's December ordinary meeting carried a recommendation that council adopts the Community Participation Plan (CPP), which had been on public exhibition for 28 days.
One submission was received.
Planning and development director Shane Wilson's report to council said a review of the other referenced CPP had been undertaken and, although not as detailed, it was found that it still only specified notification to adjoining landowners for notification of development applications.
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"The Oberon CPP allows staff to consider all factors whilst preparing notification, without limiting it to adjoining landowners," he said.
"This change allows the staff to notify additional developments that are not listed, but are thought to be of community interest."
Mr Wilson said a suggestion that all subdivisions be subject to notification, instead of subdivisions over four lots, was "considered to be limiting and unduly delaying development applications given that the developments such as boundary adjustments or alike would be required to be notified".
He therefore proposed that the policy be altered to require notifications for subdivisions over two lots.
The adopted CPP will be appended to the existing Community Engagement Framework and Strategy and will supersede the current provisions in the Oberon DCP 2001.
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