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Camden Council- Draft Rural Lands Strategy- 14 June

Camden Council is currently exhibiting a draft Rural Lands Strategy that intends to protect Camden’s rural lands and scenic and cultural landscapes.

The key planning principles and corresponding actions are outlined in the table below.

Principle

Action

Protect Camden’s remaining rural lands

  • Provide an advocacy role that the preferred M9 corridor option minimises impact on rural zoned land
  • Investigate the potential introduction of appropriate zones within the South West Priority Growth Area to provide a long-term buffer between rural land uses and urban development

Retain Camden’s valued scenic and cultural landscapes

  • Undertake a detailed visual study of Camden’s rural lands
  • Investigate options to incorporate scenic protection controls in the Camden LEP 2010
  • Review existing development controls to provide additional guidance on scenic protection

Provide certainty and avoid rural land fragmentation

  • Retain the existing 40ha minimum lot size for rural land to avoid further land ownership fragmentation

Minimise and manage rural land use conflict

  • Review existing development controls to provide additional guidance on land use conflict

Enhance Camden’s Rural Economy

 

  • Investigate potential activities to support and promote viable and sustainable agriculture

Minimise unplanned non-agricultural development on rural land

 

  • Monitor the implementation of the criteria for planning proposals seeking non-agricultural development on rural land

Maximise opportunities for relocation of rural enterprises

  • Retain the 40ha minimum lot size for rural land

Public exhibition concludes 4 July 2017.

http://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/assets/pdf/Council/Matters-on-exhibition/2017/rural-lands/draft-RURAL-LANDS-STRATEGY-Updated-10-05-2017.pdf