Every planning application is different and needs to respond to the individual site constraints and opportunities.
Prior to lodging a planning application, applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-application meeting with a Council Planning Officer. This meeting will allow applicants to obtain preliminary advice from Council on their proposal and to confirm the type of information they will need to submit with their application.
WHAT THE PLANNING OFFICER CAN ADVISE
Council’s Planning Officer will be able to explain the planning scheme provisions and policy requirements that relate to the proposed development. There may be special conditions that apply to the area, including heritage and vegetation controls. Depending on the level of information provided by the applicant, the Planning Officer should be able to provide an explanation of the likely planning issues that may arise from the development concept.
WHAT THE PLANNING OFFICER CAN NOT ADVISE
Every application needs to be considered on its merits and assessed against the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Glenelg Planning Scheme and relevant state and local policies. So while the Planning Officer can provide guidance on the potential issues and overall direction in preparing the application, they cannot provide a definitive ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer at this stage.
Council’s Planning Officer is not in a position to offer an alternative to obtaining relevant, independent professional advice in the preparation of a detailed permit application.