Landscape plans are designed to show developers or local government that your plans meet their design guidelines. Most developers have design requirements that ensure each property matches the overall character and design of the neighbourhood. Before your builder can submit your DA approval to Council or CDC, you will need approval from the developers of your estate. If your estate has design guidelines to adhere to, the developers will need to ensure your home meets the design guidelines, as well as the DCP (Development Control Plan), which is set out by the Council, before giving their stamp of approval.