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A person proposing any form of development is required to make an application to Council for planning approval before obtaining a building permit or commencing operation of a use.
Is Planning Approval Required?
Generally all development requires planning approval from Council. However, there are a number of exemptions that include Single Houses and outbuildings that fully comply with the requirements of the Residential Design Codes (the Codes) and the Council’s adopted Local Planning Polices.
The Shire of Jerramungup is committed to streamlining the planning approval process wherever possible. Early consultation with the Shire’s Planning Officer is encouraged whilst developing your plans. Sketches of a proposal may be discussed with the Shire’s Planning Officer prior to a detailed planning application being submitted.
What Information is Required with the Planning Application?
Council requires the following information to be submitted with a planning application:
1. A completed Planning Application Form signed by the owner of the land.
2. The Planning Application Fee
3. A completed and signed checklist that details the specific information required, depending upon the type of development proposed.
To download a copy of the Application Form, Planning Fees and Charges and relevant checklists please click on the following link to our Forms Fees & Links page and these three documents will be under the Planning Application Process heading.
The Application Process
Upon receipt of a planning application, Council’s Planning Officer will undertake an assessment of the proposed development. Further information will be sought where necessary.
If the proposal complies with all aspects of the Council’s Local Planning Scheme and Policies, approval is often possible under delegated authority.
Where a proposed development varies from any of the Scheme requirements, policies or regulations, the proposal must be submitted to Council for consideration. Council holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each month (except January), however for an application to be considered in this monthly meeting, it must meet the agenda deadline. Please contact the Shire’s Development Team for further information on meeting and agenda dates.
In considering an application for planning approval, the Council may grant approval, with or with such conditions as it considers necessary or refuse to grant its approval. The applicant has a right of appeal against any decision of refusal or any condition imposed on a planning approval.
There are instances where there is a requirement to refer a planning application to neighbouring landowners for their comment. The Shire prefers to write to neighbouring landowners. However for residential applications, applicants are entitled to obtain neighbours comments themselves if they wish.
If you wish to obtain your neighbours’ comments regarding your planning application the Adjoining Landowners Form must be used, and the neighbours must sign both the form and the development plans (as proof that they have seen the correct plans).
“Rights of Appeal
Should an applicant feel aggrieved by any decision made by Council (including any condition of approval that might be imposed) there is a 28-day period from the date of the actual planning decision in which an Appeal may be lodged with the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
If you are unsure of your responsibilities and obligations under Local Planning Scheme No.2, or what statutory processes may be required to be undertaken in order to properly consider and determine any development proposal, please contact our Planning Officer.
This item was last updated on 17 October 2012
For more information contact:
Craig Pursey, Planning Officer
- Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 4.30pm
- 9837 4070 or 0458 705 283
- 9837 4272