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. The District Plan Appeals Page includes all appeals recived and 'an appeals' version of the District Plan which incorporates the Decision on these plan changes into a full version of the Plan and shows those parts subject to appeal highlighted in yellow.
District Plan Appeals
In instances where provisions are inconsistent between the Operative and Decision Versions of the District Plan they must both be considered until such a time as appeals are resolved.
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]