The statement of environmental effects is a report that details and explains the likely impacts of the proposed development both during and after the development, and the proposed measures that will mitigate these impacts.
It also includes a detailed assessment of the proposed development having regard to all policies and planning controls that apply to the land or type of development.
The statement includes written information about proposal and any other factor of your proposal that cannot be readily shown by your plans. A high-quality statement of environmental effects is an important component to a development application.
A statement of environmental effects details the likely impacts of the proposal, and the proposed measures that will mitigate these impacts. It is a written statement about the proposal that supports your plans and drawings.
For applications that do not propose any work, such as change of use applications, a statement of environmental effects is still required. The statement must outline how the use is permissible and complies with the planning polices but also how the use will operate if consent is granted, e.g. number of staff, hours of operation, vehicular access and loading and waste management.
Please note: If a development is seeking a departure from acceptable solutions listed within the Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014, a variation statement is required in accordance with Chapter 1 of the DCP.