Fairfield Local Planning Panel (FLPP)
The Fairfield Local Planning Panel (FLPP) is made up of qualified independent experts and a community representative.
The Panel determines the most sensitive and complex development applications received by Council that meet one or more of the following criterion:
Conflict of interest - Development for which the applicant or landowner is the council, a councillor, a member of staff who is principally involved in the exercise of council’s functions under the EP&A Act, a member of Parliament or a relative of one of the above.
Contentious development - council’s approved submission policy triggers a referral or for development applications that receives 10 or more unique objections.
Departure from development standards - Development that contravenes a development standard imposed by a planning instrument by more than 10% or non–numerical development standards
Designated development - Developments that are high-impact developments (e.g. likely to generate pollution) or are located in or near an environmentally sensitive area (e.g. a wetland).
Heritage – Development applications for demolition of a heritage item.
Higher density residential - Residential flat building (4 or more storeys in height).
Planning Agreements – development applications for which the developer has offered to enter into a planning agreement.
Sensitive development - development for the purposes of new premises that will require a club licence or a hotel (general bar) licence or an on–premises licence for public entertainment venues; development for the purpose of sex services premises and restricted premises.
Note: the above summary is for information purposes only, please refer to the actual criteria set out in the Minister’s direction for full details of the criteria, including any exemptions.