Central Coast Council's first draft Local Strategic Planning Statement
(LSPS) is on exhibition until the 8th June.
This is an important document as it will strongly influence if not direct how and where local development will take place over the next 20 years
If you want to have a say on the future planning of our local Central Coast now is your chance - we encourage you to make a submission
The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and options for feedback can be accessed via the following link: https://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/lsps
Submissions and feedback will be accepted by Council until 5pm Monday 8 June 2020. The website sets out how you can submit an individual submission.
Online video forums are being held in each of the five council wards beginning on Wednesday 27th May and we encourage you to participate to find out more.
Budgewoi Ward - Wednesday 27th May 2020 6pm-7:30pm
Wyong Ward - Tuesday 2nd June 2020 1pm-2:30pm
Gosford East Ward - Tuesday 2nd June 2020 6pm-7:30pm
Gosford West Ward - Thursday 4th June 1pm-2:30pm
The Entrance Ward - Thursday 4th June 6pm-7:30pm
CEN members have been working on a submission and have come up with some points that might assist you when reading the document and making your own submission:
- The profile within the draft LSPS only presents economic parameters. It does not identify many of the things we value and wish to see protected or enhanced such as the Coastal Open Space System (COSS); our local biological diversity; value of local tourism; value of local agriculture; importance of all of our local waterways; importance of our Aboriginal Heritage.
- The Draft LSPS Identifies areas such as Picketts Valley, land between Kincumber and the Bouddi Peninsula, Erina Valley, Matcham Valley, Holgate Valleys, areas along Tumbi Umbi Road and areas west of the M1 Motorway at Tuggerah as urban Land.
- In the Lake Munmorah region, the draft LSPS does not identify the Employment, Commercial, Educational, Recreation/Sports, Biodiversity Corridor lands or land claims within the corridor, nor the land use conflicts of Consolidated Coal Leases that are identified in the Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan.
- The draft LSPS suggests consolidation (selling off?) of our local parks by undertaking an audit and review of the use of small parks. The save our parks campaign in 2015 demonstrated that the community wants to retain our local community parks.
- The LSPS should make a clear statement that Council intends to prepare Character statements for each “Planning Area” and for each “Community” area. In preparing character statements Council needs to ensure prominent backdrops to town centres, waterways and main roads should become leafy low-density hillsides, where new developments do not dominate the landscape.
A link to more detailed comments can be found Here. Please note this is a work in progress as we are still reviewing the document.
Remember submissions close 5pm Monday 8th June