Council decides on way forward for Proposed District Plan.
The Proposed District Plan (PDP) includes policies and rules regarding land use and subdivision for the whole Kāpiti Coast District.
Once the PDP becomes operative, it will replace the current District Plan, with the exception of provisions relating to coastal hazards for which parts of the operative District Plan will remain in force. However, some rules in the PDP do have immediate legal effect.
Rules that have immediate legal effect are those protecting:
Other provisions will only come into effect once submissions have been evaluated, hearings held, and necessary changes made.
When the PDP was notified in November 2012, a list of rules having immediate legal effect under section 86B(3) of the Resource Management Act 1991 were included in Chapter 1, Introduction and Interpretation.
The Independent Review found that the list included a number of rules that technically did not meet the requirements for immediate legal effect.
Based on the recommendations from the Independent Review, an amended list of rules was adopted by the Regulatory Management Committee on 2 October 2014. The main amendments to the list are:
The rest of the PDP rules will have legal effect once decisions are made on submissions to those rules and notified.
Chapter 1 Introduction and Interpretation - Amended
Chapter 1 Introduction and Interpretation of the PDP has been updated to reflect the amended list of rules.
As previously advised, based on the recommendations of the Independent Reviews of the PDP, the proposal to withdraw the maps and provisions relating to:
The PDP, updated using struck through text to reflect the withdrawal of text, is available here.
Updated PDP maps with withdrawal layers are available in Volume 3 of the PDP.
Council has updated the summary of submissions on the Proposed District Plan to identify which submission points have been affected by the withdrawal of provisions. Some submission points effectively fall away now that the provisions to which they relate have been withdrawn, while other submission points may be partially affected. If you have lodged a futher submission on these matters it will also be affected. Council has annotted the summary of submissions so that submitters can see how this affects them. Submitters affected by these withdrawals will receive a letter from council.
Amendments made since the PDP was notified on 29 November 2012 have been incorporated into the Plan using strikethrough versions.
The notified PDP 2012 is also available on CD or hard copy on request.
If you have any questions about the Proposed District Plan, please contact the District Planning staff by:
Proposed District Plan Process FAQs
District Plan Review
District Plan Review Timeline
Way forward for Proposed District Plan
Resource Management Act 1991 - Ministry for the Environment website