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.
Operative Plan Change
On 21 June 2018, Planning and Development Committee under delegation from the Council approved Plan Change 86b – Rural (Urban Expansion) Living Environment Zoning.
Plan change 86B - rezones specific locations in close proximity to Whangarei City from Countryside Environment to Living 1 and Living 3 Environments. These new residential areas will provide for projected population growth in the Whangarei District.
Plan Change 86B – Rural (Urban Expansion) Living Environment Zoning - Operative as of 5 July 2018 while PC85 A-D, 86A, 87, 102 and 114 are still subject to Appeal
It is important to note that PC86A - Rural (Urban Expansion) Environment is not Operative and is still subject to Appeal. PC86A proposes to introduce a new Environment with associated District Plan Chapter (RUEE) and Zoning, while PC86B has resulted in some the rezoning of properties to the existing Living 1 and 3 Environments.
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]
The appeal period has now closed for the 'Rural Plan Change Package'. A submitter wishing to become a party to the proceedings must give notice to the Council, the Environment Court, and to the Appellant under section 274 of the Resource Management Act 1991. Submitters may lodge this notice before Friday, 23 March 2018.