THE NSW Government has approved a new council-wide local environmental plan (LEP) for Camden Council.
The plan applies to the Camden local government area with the exception of those areas within the South West Growth Centre that are covered by the Sydney Region Growth Centres State environmental planning policy.
Member for Camden, Geoff Corrigan, said modern, clear and simple planning controls are necessary, with Camden expected to experience considerable population growth over the next 20 years.
He said the plan includes a number of existing greenfield release areas which had previously been zoned for residential development by the council, along with the existing medium density areas adjoining Camden and Narellan town centres.
The council made a number of changes to the draft plan following public exhibition including:
- Allowing veterinary hospitals and vehicle hire or sales premises in the industrial zone at Ironbark Ave, South Camden;
- Zoning land at Currans Hill, Mount Annan South and Elderslie as neighbourhood centres, rather than the proposed residential zone, to reflect the status of these sites as neighbourhood centres and provide a greater range of allowable uses; and
- Zoning former release areas at Harrington Park, Mount Annan and Currans Hill a mix of low and medium density residential, rather than the proposed general residential, to better reflect the council's intentions for these sites.