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The National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) came into force on 20 August 2020. The NPS-UD relates to spatial strategy and land use planning, and the intended purpose is to require councils to plan well for growth and ensure the delivery of a ‘well-functioning urban environment’ for all people, communities and future generations.
The National Policy Statement on Urban Development requires local authorities to provide sufficient plan-enabled, infrastructure-ready, and commercially feasible development capacity so that more homes can be built in response to demand.
In response, we have developed a Housing Capacity and Feasibility Tool and a Business Capacity Tool to assess the capacity for housing and business development in Whangārei. This can be viewed below:
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