Inner West Council

Planning Controls

The first step in preparing a development application or if contemplating a request for change to a development standard or land use zoning is to find out about our planning controls.
The aim of these controls to encourage high quality urban design, conserve our heritage and protect amenity.

Ashfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) sets the framework for the land use structure of Ashfield.  The Plan was the outcome of a comprehensive Urban Planning Strategy.   LEP Maps include details of land use zones and  requirements for development such as maximum permitted building heights and floor space ratio. It establishes the types of development permitted on a particular parcel of land.

The LEP also includes various types of planning Maps > Ashfield LEP 2013 maps

Inner West Comprehensive Development Control Plan for Ashbury, Ashfield, Croydon, Croydon Park, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park & Summer Hill
This Plan is used to assess Development Applications submitted under the Ashfield LEP 2013. It came into effect on 10 January 2017.
View the Plan here.

Ashfield Interim Development Assessment Policy 2013

Ashfield Interim Development Assessment Policy 2013 came into effect in February 2014 pursuant to Section 79C of the  Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (public interest provisions). Parts of the Interim Policy were used to assess development applications under the Ashfield LEP 2013 for the period up until 9 January 2017.

Ashfield Town Centre - Public Domain Strategy

Click here to see Strategy, adopted by Council on 05 December 2014.