Development Control Plan 2015, applies to all land in the Blue Mountains local government area to which Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan 2015 applies. Planning rules applying to deferred land from LEP 2015 is addressed in development controls for deferred matters.

The DCP gives detailed guidance on all the relevant issues, design principles and standards.

The NSW State Government has made changes to the naming of zones in all Local Environmental Plans across the State. As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4, as per the below table. For further information please see the Fact Sheet and FAQ prepared by the State Government, or go to Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021 (nsw.gov.au).

Previous zone name New zone name
Zone E1 - National Parks and Nature Reserves Zone C1 - National Parks and Nature Reserves
Zone E2 - Environmental Conservation Zone C2 - Environmental Conservation
Zone E3 - Environmental Management Zone C3 - Environmental Management
Zone E4 - Environmental Living Zone C4 - Environmental Living

 

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DCP 2015 Part A - Introduction About this DCP and a guide to its use, and key steps in preparing a DA.
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DCP 2015 Part B Site analysis and a guide to core controls for site analysis.
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DCP-2015 Part C Biodiversity, weed management, landscaping, bushfire, tree & vegetation preservation & water management.
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DCP 2015 Part D Guiding the development of heritage properties and land within Period Housing Areas.
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DCP 2015 Part E Controls for providing appropriate services and facilities, with equity and safety.
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DCP 2015 Part F Additional provisions for certain types of development.
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DCP 2015 Part G Development Controls for specific precinct areas.
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DCP 2015 Part H Notification process for development.
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DCP 2015 Part I A guide to reports and documentation that may be required as part of a development application.
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DCP 2015 Part J Detailed advice on how to prepare certain documentation to submit with a development application.
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DCP 2015 Part K Definitions used in Blue Mountains DCP 2015.
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