Planning Controls

Notification to registered certifiers of amendment to Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014

Please note the recent amendment to the Ryde Local Environmental Plan (LEP) means new multi-dwelling housing developments will no longer be permissible in Ryde Council’s R2 Low Density Zone.

This means that any Complying Development Certificate (CDC) application for multi-dwelling developments such as manor houses, terraces, villas and townhouses can no longer be approved and constructed within Ryde Council’s R2 Low Density Zone.

 Consequently, to avoid regulatory compliance action from both NSW Fair Trading and the City of Ryde Council, please ensure that any CDC that is issued within the Ryde Council LGA is fully compliant with the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code (formerly Medium Density Housing Code) State Environmental Planning Policy.

For further information about the implications of this LEP amendment upon your CDC assessment, please call the City of Ryde Council on 9952 8222 or alternatively email

Planning controls explain the standards and restrictions for a new development. Planning controls may apply to a location (suburb, street or single lot), particular types of development (dwellings, villas) or a component of the development (provision of carparking, control of stormwater).