Check the ePlanning Spatial Viewer to see what zone applies to your land.
The Bellingen Local Environmental Plan (BLEP, 2010) outlines whether secondary dwellings (granny flats) are permissible in the zone.
The Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan 2017-2019(PDF, 8MB) (DCP) includes specific controls (e.g., height) which apply to secondary dwellings.
Other Environmental Planning Instruments may also be relevant to your planning. Environmental Planning Instruments is the collective name for Local Environmental Plans (LEPs), State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), and Regional Environmental Plans (REPs). The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation are also included in this classification.
When preparing a Development Application (DA) for a secondary dwelling (e.g., a tiny home) it is recommended that you seek advice from industry professionals who are experienced in the application requirements, as there are often many factors that need to be taken into account and requirements can vary from site to site.
Suitable qualified professionals to consult may include building designers, architects, town planners, land surveyors, engineers, bushfire consultants, ecologists, flood consultants etc.
Some secondary dwellings can be undertaken as ‘Complying Development’, which can be approved by Council or a Private Certifier under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.
Learn more about gaining approvals for tiny homes.