Kāpiti’s Proposed District Plan notified for consultation
Friday 30 November 2012
The proposed Kāpiti Coast District Plan was publicly notified for consultation yesterday.
This means the public can now make submissions on any aspect of the proposed plan until 1 March 2013. Once these have been evaluated, hearings and appeals held, and any necessary changes made to the proposed provisions, the new District Plan will come into effect.
The only new rules that will come into effect immediately are those relating to historic heritage and protection of areas of significant biodiversity (as required by the Resource Management Act 1991). Submissions can still be made on these issues and related provisions in the proposed District Plan could be amended as a result.
“As the blueprint that shapes our District, it’s really important that people get involved and tell us what they think. We hope to hear from as many people as possible so we can use their feedback to finalise provisions in the plan,” Chair of the Regulatory Management Committee, Diane Ammundsen says.
The proposed District Plan and submission forms are available online at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz (copies can also be obtained from district libraries and service centres from this date).