Planning

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Planning controls the use and development of land. 

The Launceston Interim Planning Scheme 2015 came into effect in April 2015 and sets out the rules by which planning and development around our municipality are managed. 

Planning Scheme maps can be accessed here or via My Planning Enquiry

Please note: Some codes in the Launceston Interim Planning Scheme 2015 are not identified by maps but may still be relevant to a use or development e.g. the Car Parking and Sustainable Transport Code, Buffer zones, Bushfire Prone land, Contaminated land, Heritage listings. 

What you can do with your land

Every property has a zone that has a particular objective/purpose and unique use and development controls.  

Each zone has a use table and development standards that must be considered to determine the particular status of an application. Please see Launceston Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Part B Section 8 for more detail. 

A property's zone states the uses that have been determined as possible in a zone with each having a particular status of no-permit required, permitted, discretionary or prohibited. 

Where development is proposed the stated acceptable solution must be met (where applicable) to maintain the status of the use.  If the acceptable solution is not met the development must meet the performance requirements so as not to be prohibited - for example, Permitted use may become Discretionary.

To find out how your land is zoned visit Planning Scheme Maps or My Planning Enquiry.

Planning vs Building: Planning controls use of land and what and where development is to be positioned, while building (including plumbing and environmental services requirements along with engineering standards) controls how the development proposed is to be constructed. 

To read the Launceston Residential and Industrial strategies, visit Strategies, Reports and Policy