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Planning approvals

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We have acted both for and against many people who have cut down trees and regretted it.

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Characterisation is the process of defining a land use (‘or development’). This is critical to determining whether that use is permitted in any particular zone.

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The commencement of the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code in local council areas has been pushed back from July to 31 October 2019.

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Over the last few years, the NSW Government has introduced major reforms to the NSW planning system, which included an overhaul of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW).

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Exempt and complying development is defined in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP).

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You can, but you need to be careful in how you go about it.

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We have dealt with planning principles in some detail in our article on view loss and the right to a view. You can click here to read that article.

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Characterisation refers to the process of properly defining a use (or ‘development’) that is, or is intended to be, carried out.

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If you are unhappy with the determination of council in relation to your development application, you can appeal that decision under section 97 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act...

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