New planning scheme closer for Somerset
SOMERSET Regional Council is moving into the final stages of adopting a new planning scheme for the region after reviewing public feedback.
The planning scheme will, once adopted, provide a consistent framework to guide development and growth across the region.
The scheme will replace the Esk and Kilcoy planning schemes and provide uniformity in planning for the entire Somerset Council area.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said council undertook extensive community consultation on the planning scheme and received 60 submissions from the community.
Cr Lehmann said it took council officers about eight weeks to assess the submissions.
"Our council officers will now make minor changes to the planning scheme and submit to the State Government for final approval," he said.