Bellingen Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020-2040

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In response to changes to the planning system in NSW that have been introduced by the NSW Government, Council is required to produce a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for the Shire. The LSPS is designed to spell out the strategic planning priorities of Council , as it works towards a vision for where we want to be in the next 20 years.

The LSPS integrates the approach that Council will take to its land use planning functions, (typically expressed through documents such as the Local Environmental Plan or Growth Management Strategies), with the broader strategic approach that Council is pursuing as expressed through Corporate Planning Documents like the Community Strategic Plan.

Following community consultation, Council has now formally adopted the Bellingen Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020-2040. A copy of the adopted document is included herein.

For further inquiries please contact Council’s Senior Strategic Planner on 6655 7300.

In response to changes to the planning system in NSW that have been introduced by the NSW Government, Council is required to produce a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for the Shire. The LSPS is designed to spell out the strategic planning priorities of Council , as it works towards a vision for where we want to be in the next 20 years.

The LSPS integrates the approach that Council will take to its land use planning functions, (typically expressed through documents such as the Local Environmental Plan or Growth Management Strategies), with the broader strategic approach that Council is pursuing as expressed through Corporate Planning Documents like the Community Strategic Plan.

Following community consultation, Council has now formally adopted the Bellingen Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020-2040. A copy of the adopted document is included herein.

For further inquiries please contact Council’s Senior Strategic Planner on 6655 7300.

What do you think about the Draft LSPS?

Do you think the Planning Priorities are reflective of the major land use planning issues that we will need to deal with over the next 20 years? Do you have suggestions regarding additional priorities or projects that we should be looking at?  Leave a comment in the Guest Book below to have your thoughts registered.

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I think that the draft LSPS is flawed. The reason for this is that the questions asked would give skewed answers in the engagement report for the GMS. Example of this is the question asked was do you prefer Infill, Greenfield or Satellite development. Not many people liked the Satellite idea as there is no infrastructure to support it. Now if I was a young person that needs to rent a home I would choose infilled development with little backyard to look after and being in town the social life would be better and can walk home after the pub closes. If I was a young family person wanting to purchase a home I would choose Greenfield development as an infill dwelling would not be big enough to accommodate the children with a back yard. Also the cost of an infill would be more expensive as opposed to purchasing the land and when there was enough equity in it the banks would lend money to build a home.
Talking to older people they did not understand the term Infill and Greenfield development. One person living on a 1ha rural residential property was against Greenfield development as he thought the people next door could develop the rural residential property into 600m2 lots. Another person thought that infill meant that the town would not change and everything would stay the same. When I explained what Infill was he said he did not understand the term Infill as he did not understand what was on the Create web page.
The questions asked in the engagement report should have been more specific to get a better understanding on the demographics of the answers.
What spread of the population were asked the questions? What age group were they in? Were they young or old? Did they own property or did they rent? Were they employed or unemployed? Did they even understand the questions? If there wasn’t a whole spectrum of the population the answers would have been not a true sample of people’s wants.
Were the answers given for the greater good of Bellingen.

Dombert 12 months ago