Statutory Planning is the assessment of Planning Permit Applications in light of the Mitchell Planning Scheme.
Such applications may relate to future use or development of land. This includes many types of proposals ranging from houses, nursing homes, farm sheds and shops, to an abattoir or warehouse.
Mitchell Planning Scheme
The Mitchell Planning Scheme is a State Government document, administered by Council, which consists of:
- A Municipal Strategic Statement which outlines the characteristics of the shire
- Local Planning Policies which provide clear direction as to how Zones and Overlays are applied throughout the shire;
- Particular Provisions which govern particular types of uses and developments.
Alterations to the Planning Scheme are the responsibility of the Strategic Planning Department.
Follow this link to the Mitchell Planning Scheme
All land throughout the shire has a zone applied to it and may be the subject of a number of overlays. Zones provide direction as to how land may be used and the type of development that may occur. Overlays only govern the type of development that may occur on the land and are used to respond to localised issues such as Wildfire Management, Salinity and Flooding.
A Planning Permit may be required due to a Zone, Overlay, or a Particular Provision.
During the assessment of a Planning Permit Application the Town Planner assessing the application will consider whether the proposed use or development of the land will have any detrimental effects on the surrounding land.
While the assessment process is the same for all Planning Permit Applications; different proposals will need to include different information in order to satisfy the application requirements and to address the relevant decision guidelines.
For further information on the planning process:
Drop in for an informal meeting with a Planner at the Wallan Library and Customer Service Centre between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Make an appointment :
Thursdays in Broadford between 10.00am and 12pm
Thursdays in Seymour between 2.00pm and 3.30pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
If you have any queries; it is recommended that you contact the Statutory Planning Department on (03) 5734 6200 to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an application.
Other Helpful Resources:
Find zone and overlay information about your property
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal