This page contains an overview of the proposed District Plan Changes 85, A-D, 86A and B, 87, 102 and 114.
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Proposed Rural Area Plan Changes
In 2016 Council notified plan changes 85 A-D, 86 A & B, 87, 192 and 114. These 10 Plan Changes comprise the Rural Area Plan Change Package and introduce new Environments (zones) and Resource Areas (overlays) with associated objectives, policies and provisions.
Council has now adopted the Recommendations of the Hearing Panel on these Plan Changes as notified on the 17th of January 2018. Documents relating to this Decision, including the Recommendations of the Hearing Panel can be viewed at the bottom of the page under the ‘Decision’ tab.
A Decision on the 'Rural Plan Change Package' was notified in January 2018 after which submitters had a 30-day working period to lodge Appeals with the Environment Court.
Twenty appeals were received in total, covering a range of provisions. These have now all been resolved.
Operative Plan Changes
On 21 February 2019 the Planning and Development Committee under delegation from the Council approved Plan Changes 85A-D, 86A and 102. These will become Operative on 6 March 2019. This follows PC86B which became Operative on 5 July 2018.
In addition the remainder of the Plan Change Package is to be treated as Operative subject to Section 86F of the Resource Management Act 1991 due to all appeals now being resolved.
Therefore in all matters the Decision Chapters and consequential amendments, taking into account modifications of the consent orders (found below) are to be referred to as if they were part of the Operative Plan in all matters.
The online version of the District Plan has now been amended to include these plan changes and can be accessed via the following link:
For information on the individual Plan Changes as originally notified please follow the links below. This includes the Notified Chapters and Section 32 Reports:
PC85 - Rural Area
PC85A - Rural Production Environment
PC85B - Strategic Rural Industry Environment
PC85C - Rural Village Environment
PC85D - Rural Living Environment
PC86A - Rural (Urban Expansion) Environment
PC86B - Rural (Urban Expansion) Living Environment Zoning
PC87 - Coastal Area
PC102 - Minerals
PC114 - Landscapes
Alternatively, the following brochure gives an overview of the Plan Changes at the notification stage:
Summary Brochure [1.1mb]