Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan 2015

Development Control Plans (DCPs) provide detailed planning and design guidelines that support the planning controls contained within a Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

Development proposals are required to meet the objectives and requirements of relevant DCP controls that may be contained within more than one part of this Plan, unless alternative solutions are proposed that will provide a better response to meeting the objectives of this Plan.

Which DCP controls apply?

Each chapter of the DCP covers each DCP control:

  • Applies to Land
  • Objectives
  • Requirements
  • Exceptions (if applicable)
  • Notes (if applicable)

It is the responsibility of applicants to determine the relevant chapters and DCP controls applicable to the proposed development. Where there is an inconsistency between any Chapters within this Plan, then Council may use its discretion to ascertain which Chapter will prevail.

Compliance with the provisions of this Plan does not guarantee that development consent will be granted. Council must, in relation to development applications, also take into consideration all other relevant matters listed under section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  Find out more about the development assessment process.

Coffs Harbour DCP 2015 online

Coffs Harbour City Council adopted the Coffs Harbour DCP 2015 on 24 September 2015. It came into force on 21 October 2015. DCP 2015 applies to all land in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area that Coffs Harbour Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) applies to.

The Coffs Harbour DCP 2015 is available online and features map-based controls and easy navigation between chapters and to relevant external legislation, policies and guidelines.

View the Coffs Harbour DCP 2015