Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) are an integral part of the NSW planning system. They are created by councils in consultation with their community to control the form and location of new development, along with protecting open space and environmentally sensitive areas.

LEPs guide planning decisions for local government areas. Through zoning and development controls, they allow councils and other consent authorities to manage the ways in which land is used. LEPs are the primary planning tool to shape the future of communities and also govern and direct the estimated $29 billion worth of local development that is determined each year.

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