About the Planning Application Process
Planning affects all residents and property owners in relation to developing and using a property and Council as the Planning Authority administers this through the Sorell Interim Planning Scheme 2015. In Tasmania, the development and use of land falls into one of four categories: 1. Permitted – Council has to approve the development but it can impose such conditions it deems necessary having regard to the matters Council may take into consideration. (e.g. the Scheme) 2. Discretionary – Council may approve or refuse (with reasons) the application and with any approval it may impose such conditions it deems necessary having regard to the matters Council may take into consideration. (e.g. the Scheme) 3. Prohibited – Council shall refuse the application. 4. Permitted as of right – No planning permit is required. ‘Permitted’ Planning Applications do not require any public advertising. ‘Discretionary’ Planning Applications require a 2 week advertising period and are advertised in the Local Government Section of The Mercury either on a Wednesday and/or Saturday. A site notice is also placed on the land and letters are sent to adjoining property owners. Any resident or property owner also has the right of input into Council’s deliberations by making representation when a development is advertised. Currently advertised applications can be viewed at the bottom of the page. If you do not agree with a decision which Council issues you can lodge an appeal with the Resource Management and Planning Tribunal. If Council imposes conditions on a Permitted or a Discretionary Planning Permit which the applicant does not agree with, or refuses an application, there is also a right of appeal to the Resource Management and Planning Tribunal.
Obtaining Planning Permission
If you intend to construct, alter, demolish, relocate, subdivide or display signs then you will need to ensure that your proposal meets the requirements of the Planning Scheme. Check with our Planning Officers to see if you need to lodge a Planning Application. Unauthorised development, use or building without the required consent may result in legal action and associated costs.
The main local planning control for the municipality is the Sorell Interim Planning Scheme 2015. You can view a copy of the Planning Scheme on the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s iPlan website – http://www.iplan.tas.gov.au/pages/plan/book.aspx?exhibit=sorips. It is designed to provide a balance, and the regulations contained within it are there to keep the development of Sorell’s coastal, industrial, commercial, residential, rural and public use areas on an even keel and in a sustainable manner. The Planning Scheme meets the legislative requirements of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act). The Act ensures that the responsibility for resource management and planning is shared in Tasmania, between different spheres of government, industry and the community.
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Forms:Application For Development Use Commercial (97 KiB) Application For Development Use Planning Permit (60 KiB) Application For Minor Amendment Section 56 (43 KiB) Application For Subdivision Or Boundary Adjustment (58 KiB) Notice Of Intention To Carry Out Work (0.5 MiB)
Currently Advertised Applications:
5.2018.112.1 Development Application 6 Singapore Street & 8 Karachi Street, Midway Point - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 Pdf (23.7 MiB) 5.2018.204.1 Development Application 3 Callum Close, Midway Point - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 (2.3 MiB) 5.2018.212.1 Development Application 3 Shamrock Court, Carlton - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (3.5 MiB) 5.2018.241.1 Development Application 658 Bay Road, Marion Bay - Represen .. (1.3 MiB) 5.2018.244.1 Development Application 8 Moorpark Court, Forcett - Represe .. (1.6 MiB) 5.2018.254.1 Development Application 10 Timber Mill Court, Midway Point - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (5.4 MiB) 5.2018.260.1 Development Application 10 Centenary Drive, Dodges Ferry - .. (2.3 MiB) 5.2018.262.1 Development Application 4 Gregory Street, Lewisham - Repres .. (8.9 MiB) 5.2018.274.1 Development Application 38 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Repre .. (12.9 MiB) 5.2018.281.1 Development Application 60 Pennington Drive, Sorell - Repre .. (4.5 MiB) 5.2018.282.1 Development Application 30 Midden Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Monday 8th October 2018 (3.5 MiB) 5.2018.284.1-Development-Application-8-Shamrock-Court-Carlton-Representations-Close-Tuesday-30th-October-2018 Pdf (3.9 MiB) 5.2018.287.1 Development Application 17 Cornelius Avenue, Sorell - Repre .. (3.7 MiB) 5.2018.289.1 Development Application 116 Bay Road, Boomer Bay - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 (6.5 MiB) 5.2018.292.1 Development Application 8 Colleen Crescent, Primrose Sands .. (2.4 MiB) 5.2018.293.1 Development Application 20 Delmore Road, Forcett - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (4.0 MiB) 5.2018.296.1 Development Application 4 Charlotte Court, Sorell - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (4.1 MiB) 5.2018.297.1 Development Application 21 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry - Repre .. (2.3 MiB) 5.2018.299.1 Development Application 5A Tanya Place, Lewisham - Represen .. (6.5 MiB) 5.2018.307.1 Development Application 104 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Repr .. (4.2 MiB) 5.2018.308.1 Development Application 33 Moomere Street, Carlton - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (1.5 MiB) 5.2018.311.1 Development Application 256 Shark Point Road, Penna - Repre .. (3.7 MiB) 5.2018.316.1 Development Application Lot 54 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 Pdf (4.1 MiB) 5.2018.324.1 Development Application 6 Albert Court, Dodges Ferry - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (3.3 MiB) 5.2018.332.1 Development Application 4 Colleen Cresncent, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 Pdf (2.2 MiB) 5.2108.311.1 Development Application 12 Riviera Drive, Carlton - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 Pdf (2.0 MiB) 7.2018.10.1 Subdivision Application 44 Branders Road, Orielton - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 Pdf (2.1 MiB) 7.2018.13.1 Subdivision Application 62 Greens Road, Orielton - Representations Close Monday 22 October 2018 Pdf (2.2 MiB) 7.2018.15.1 Subdivision Application 215 Greens Road, Orielton - Representations Close Tuesday 30th October 2018 Pdf (2.5 MiB)