THE NSW Government has approved a new local environmental plan (LEP) that aims to boost the local economy and support the ongoing revitalisation of Gladesville town centre.
The new Ryde Local Environmental Plan (Gladesville Town Centre and Victoria Road Corridor) 2010 will support 1,050 new jobs and allow for 800 additional dwellings.
Planning Minister Tony Kelly said the LEP was consistent with the aims of the recently-released Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 as it places new homes and jobs near services and public transport.
Mr Kelly said Ryde and Hunters Hill councils had been working on planning controls for the town centre since 2005, when a master plan was prepared for the area.
Mr Kelly said Ryde City Council had made a number of changes to the LEP in response to public consultation, including reducing the development density proposed for the North Gladesville Precinct.
Higher density development will be allowed on some strategic sites along Victoria Road and Monash Road.
"The LEP encourages residential and employment growth along the strategic bus corridor on Victoria Road, by introducing mixed use and enterprise corridor zones," Mr Kelly said.
"It also introduced new residential zones which will promote a greater mix of housing options in the centre and encourages sustainable transport choices."