LEPs and SEPPs

These Fact Sheets explain what local environmental plans (LEPs) and State environmental planning policies (SEPPs) are, and how they fit together within the NSW planning system. They include descriptions of how SEPPs and LEPs are made, how they regulate what types of developments can go where, and how people can engage in plan and policy making processes.

These Fact Sheets will be useful for anyone who wants to understand how the planning system in NSW works. 

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Development Applications and Consents, State Significant Development and State Significant Infrastructure, Submissions, Letters and Petitions 

Overview Environmental planning instruments 

Local Environmental Plans Commenting on draft LEPs

State Environmental Planning Policies Other planning documents