By Ian Stephenson, Planning Convenor, Bulletin 10/2023, December

The Society made a submission to the NSW Department of Planning consultation regarding changes utilising the complying development SEPP which would allow registered clubs and food and drink premises to use adjacent private land for outdoor dining through a complying development pathway, rather than having to submit a development application as is currently the case.  Our submission focussed on hotels.

The complying development SEPP does not apply to all eight of Glebe and Forest Lodge’s hotels because they are either heritage-listed or in heritage conservation areas. The Society’s submission provides case studies of hotels which are located in the R1 residential land use zone or are on the edge of other land use zones but are surrounded by R1 residential land use zones which we believe will assist the department in their analysis.

See our submission to the Department of Planning and Environment.