Town Planning

Development Applications: Whatever your proposal, KEEPLAN can prepare and co-ordinate the lodgement of your Development Application to Council's. Development Applications can be prepared for all residential, commercial, industrial and rural projects along with building use proposals.

Council Negotiations: If you require expert assistance with making an enquiry concerning the development potential of your land, regularising unauthorised building works, or making a submission to a Council, KEEPLAN can help.

Subdivisions: If subdivision is your goal KEEPLAN are the experts. John McKee has extensive experience and expertise with land subdivision proposals and connections with reputable Surveyors.

Rezoning/Planning Proposals: Rezoning land can be a difficult process to endure. It makes sense to hire a professional town planner to prepare your rezoning submission (Planning Proposal). KEEPLAN can prepare rezoning submissions and negotiate the rezoning process on your behalf with your local Counciland NSW Department of Planning.

Local Environmental Plan, State Environmental Planning Policy & Council Development Control Plan advice and interpretation KEEPLAN can provide clients with opinions in relation to such provisions and will advise whether further legal opinion is necessary.

Opinion and advice as to the planning compliance and merit of proposals KEEPLAN can prepare objections to development on behalf of neighbours and other interested parties if we feel that there are reasonable grounds for such a submission.

Property rezoning submissions and Draft Local Environmental Plans on occasion it becomes apparent that the current zoning of land may be inappropriate or redundant given the site context, location or for other strategic reasons. We can assist in the making of application to Councils for rezoning of land and/or for preparation of draft Local Environmental plans that may make specific uses permissible within the current zoning.

Land & Environment Court appeals and preparation of expert evidence We have many years of experience in the preparation of expert evidence for appeals in the Land & Environment Court whether this be by way of full appeal procedures or conferences. We have contacts with experienced solicitors and barristers who can provide the appropriate advocacy skills necessary in such matters.

Planning due Diligence Reports and Development Potential KEEPLAN can provide reports in relation to the planning status of land, applicable constraints and the potential of the land for further development. Such reports can be advantageous when considering the purchase or sale of property or when investigating the potential of existing land holdings.

Pre Development Application Meetings (Pre DA meetings) Depending on the nature and complexity of the matter we will recommend attendance at a Pre Development Application meeting with the relevant Council. These meetings are valuable in the provision of relevant information that may assist in the preparation of the development application and save time after submission.

Conflict of Interest We offer service to Local Government in the assessment of development applications in situations related to Council owned land or in situations where there may be issues of conflict of interest and where workload determines engagement of external consultants.

We offer Town Planning Services in the following areas:

  • Development Application Preparation
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Rezoning Applications (Planning Proposals)
  • Development Application Assessment for Council's
  • Site Investigation and analysis
  • Existing Use Rights Investigations
  • Subdivisions
  • Land Development Issues
  • Mediation

 

John McKee

Principal Town Planner