Amending Council's Local Environmental Plan

Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan (LEP) guides planning decisions made by Council. The making and/or amendment of Council's LEP can be complex and lengthy, depending on the likely impacts.

Any person proposing an amendment to Council's LEP is required to discuss the proposal with Council before lodging an application, by attending a pre-lodgment meeting.

This is to ensure that the proposal aligns with Council's strategic plans and NSW legislation.

Local Environmental Plans are updated and/or reviewed via the 'Gateway Process'. There are five steps in the process:

1. The Planning Proposal
2. Gateway
3. Community Consultation
4. Assessment
5. The making of the LEP

Further details on the Gateway Process and Resources for Plan Making / Tracking can be found on the NSW Planning, Industry and Environment Website.

Apply to amend Council's LEP

Step 1.Book a pre-lodgement meeting 

Complete Council's Request to Amend Coffs Harbour LEP - Pre-Lodgement Meeting Form.

Step 2.Attend pre-lodgement meeting

Local planning staff will attend this compulsory meeting to discuss your application including what fees and charges may be payable.

Step 3.Submit the application form

Fill in and submit Council's Application Form Request to Amend LEP and attach a completed Request to Amend LEP checklist(PDF, 167KB) (PDF).

Step 4.Council will conduct a peer review of the application

Step 5.You will be notified of next steps