A Development Control Plan (DCP) contains detailed planning and design guidelines for new development, which need to be considered in preparing a Development Application. It comprises a written document together with supporting maps and diagrams.
A DCP supplements the statutory planning and development controls of Local Environmental Plans (LEP). It applies to different types of development such as dwelling houses, residential flat buildings, commercial buildings, and also different locations such as business centres. A DCP may also address specific issues such as heritage, sustainability or land management standards.
DCPs are made by Council in consultation with the community. A DCP will support and supplement (but cannot override or replace) the provisions in an LEP. While DCPs do not have the same level of statutory weight as an LEP, they are an important consideration in the development assessment and approval process.
One DCP applies to the Bathurst region.
The Bathurst Regional Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 applies to all land within the Bathurst region. The Plan came into effect on 19 November 2014 by resolution of Council dated 16 December 2013.