Proposed Kāpiti Coast District Plan
The further submission period for the Proposed District Plan, excluding coastal environment provisions has ended.
If you made a further submission you must send a copy to the person who made the original submission within five working days of lodging your submission with Council.
A summary of submissions on specified coastal environment provisions will be available later in May, when people will have the chance to comment on submissions on this topic. The coastal summary of submissions will apply to :
- All provisions in Chapter 4 – Coastal Environment
- Coastal hazard spatial information shown on planning maps 1C, 2C, 4C, 5C, 6C, 7C, 8C, 9C, 11C, 14C, 16C, 17C, 18C, 19C, and 24C
- Policies in Chapter 3, Chapter 7 and Chapter 9 that are referred to in Chapter 4 (if submissions addressed these in the context of a submission on the coastal environment)
Hearings have not yet been scheduled but are expected to begin in the second half of 2013. Pre-hearing meetings and expert caucusing may also be held to discuss specific topics. Submitters who have indicated they wish to speak at a hearing will be contacted once hearing dates have been arranged, and will also be contacted regarding any pre-hearing meetings or expert caucusing.
Help making a submission
Friend of the Submitter
Council is offering free assistance from an independent 'Friend of the Submitter' to help with queries about submissions and hearings. The 'Friend' is Dave Armour, who has more than 30 years' experience as a planner and resource management expert in both the public and private sectors.
Mr Armour can advise on:
- capturing your views in a further submission
- steps you are required to take after the submission is lodged
- how you might participate in a hearing.
He cannot provide any opinion on the Proposed District Plan, what specific content should go in submissions or fill in a submission form on anyone's behalf.
Phone Mr Armour on 04 236 8609/021 503 187 or email him at email@example.com.
The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) website provides an online guide for submitters. It tells you:
- what you need to know before you make a submission
- how to make a good submission
- how to make a further submission
- what happens after a council receives your submission.
To visit the MFE website and learn more about making a submission, go here.
Further Submissions Background Information
A further submission can only support or oppose an original submission listed in the summary, and cannot introduce additional matters. It is not necessary for a person making a further submission to have made an original submission.
It is important to consider other people's submissions: they may seek changes to the proposed District Plan that will affect you in a way not mentioned in the original document. When you read the summary of submissions, you may see some that you agree or disagree with. The further submission process enables you to address those matters that you support or oppose, and to expand on your support or opposition at the public hearing.
However, you can only make a further submission on those submissions in which you have an interest that is more than the public in general, or for which you are representing a relevant aspect of the public interest. For example, if there are submissions on rural subdivision rules but you do not have any particular interest in rural land, then you may not be able to make a further submission. If, on the other hand, someone has proposed a change to the zoning next to your property, then you clearly have more of an interest than the general public, and will be able to make a further submission.
You do not have to make a further submission. If you are satisfied that your original submission has adequately addressed the full scope of issues of interest to you, you need not lodge a further submission. Similarly, if you do make a further submission, you do not have to signal your support or opposition for all submissions received. Rather, you may simply support or oppose those matters of particular relevance to you.
The Proposed District Plan
The Proposed District Plan includes policies and rules regarding land use and subdivision for the whole Kāpiti Coast District. Once it becomes operative, the Proposed District Plan will replace the current Plan. Until then, the existing District Plan continues to have effect.
The only new or amended rules that have immediate legal effect are those relating to the protection of historic heritage and areas of significant indigenous biodiversity, and these rules are specifically identified in the Proposed District Plan. The others will only come into effect once submissions have been evaluated, hearings and appeals held, and any necessary changes made to provisions.
These documents are in PDF format and available for download or print from the links below.
Summary of Decisions - Non-coastal provisions
The summary of decisions requested by persons making submissions on the non-coastal provisions of the Proposed District Plan (Summary) is available for download or print from the link below:
The Summary states the name of the submitter, whether they support or oppose the provisions, and the decision they requested Council make.
Please note: the Summary has been updated to include summaries omitted from the original summary of decisions requested. Details of these edits are outlined in the public notice dated 22 April 2013 (1 page, 74Kb), and the public notice dated 25 April 2013 (1 page, 92Kb).
A summary of the key information in the proposed District Plan is available from the link below:
Proposed District Plan
Please note: The online Proposed District Plan was updated with minor edits on 6 December 2012. Details of these edits are outlined in the Public Notice (1 page, 34Kb)
The publications listed on the following pages are also available from Libraries and Service Centres.
If you have any questions about the Proposed District Plan and the submissions process, please contact the District Planning staff by:
Frequently Asked Questions - Proposed District Plan
District Plan Review Timeline
District Plan Review
Resource Management Act 1991 - Ministry for the Environment website