Adopted planning statement sets clear vision for region

11th Nov 2020

A clear vision for land use planning in the Armidale Region over the next 20 years will be provided by a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) adopted last week.
The strategy identifies immediate, short-term and long-term planning actions to meet community needs and protect the region’s characteristics. Actions are tailored to the region’s economic, social and environmental characteristics and in line with community input.
Council’s October Ordinary Meeting adopted the finalised LSPS after noting the public feedback received while the strategy was on public exhibition in August and September.
Feedback included responses to a survey inviting community members to rank priorities identified for the strategy.
The finalised LSPS will be forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for publishing on the NSW Planning Portal.
A further report will be provided to a future meeting to identify how the strategy’s actions will be funded and delivered. The LSPS was informed by another planning strategy, the ARMIDALE PLAN 2040, developed by Council by consultants in 2019.
With the LSPS finalised and published, last week’s Council meeting also resolved to put the draft ARMIDALE PLAN 2040 on public exhibition.
The draft ARMIDALE PLAN 2040 is on exhibition until 14 December