Vital in the development application submission is the Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE).
The SEE introduces the site and its context. It provides a detailed description of the development proposal, presents the relevant planning regime which may include State Environmental Planning Policies, Regional Environmental Plans, Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plans.
The SEE carries out an assessment of the performance of the proposal in relation to the planning controls all of which must be statutorily considered under S.79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 along with the environmental impact of the development and the suitability of the site for the development.
The SEE may include justification of any variation to the proposed planning controls if proposed and if the control is a statutory one, such as appearing in a Local Environmental Plan, an Objection pursuant to clause 4.6 of the relevant Council LEP.