A local environmental plan (LEP) is a legislative document that includes standards and matters for consideration for different types of residential, commercial, industrial and rural development. The LEP identifies where different types of development are permitted through its Land Use Tables and zoning maps. LEPs are also used to reserve land for open space or other public purposes, protecting heritage values and areas of environmental significance, and developing and conserving natural resources.
A Development Control Plan (DCP) provides guidance to developers for different types of development, including subdivisions and buildings, and related matters such as parking, landscaping and signage.
For Armidale residents
The document and maps for Armidale Dumaresq LEP 2012 are available at: http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/EPI/2012/589
The Armidale Dumaresq DCP 2012 is available here
For Guyra residents
The document and maps for Guyra LEP 2012 are available at http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/EPI/2012/591
The Guyra DCP 2015 is available here (PDF 2.6MB)
Note: In addition to the provisions in the LEPs and DCPs, various State Environmental Planning Policies also contain development standards and matters for consideration, such as exempt and complying development, rural lands, BASIX, koala habitat protection, signage and other planning related issues.