Urban development capacity
The National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) was introduced by the Ministry for the Environment in 2016 and requires local authorities to assess and monitor housing and business demand and capacity across the District.
The purpose of this work is to ensure the Council and community have a good understanding of housing and business trends and demands. Kāpiti, along with the other urban territorial authorities in the Wellington region, has been identified as a medium growth District. This means that we need to provide specific reports to inform our community.
Housing and Business Assessment (HBA)
Under the NPS-UDC an HBA is required to be undertaken every three years and supports Councils in providing sufficient development capacity to meet residential and business needs across the next 30 years. The HBA estimates the type and location of future demand for housing and business and compares this against the current development capacity available across the next 3, 10 and 30 year periods.
This is the first HBA prepared for the Wellington urban area and has been jointly prepared by Wellington City Council, Porirua City Council, Kāpiti Coast District Council, Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt City Council.
The Wellington Regional HBA includes a Regional Summary Chapter and separate Chapters for each Council area. Appendices provide further details on methodologies, reports and modelling undertaken or commissioned as part of the HBA.
Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment:
- Chapter 1 Regional Summary
- Chapter 2 Wellington City Council
- Chapter 3 Hutt City Council
- Chapter 4 Porirua City Council
- Chapter 5 Kapiti Coast District Council
- Chapter 6 Upper Hutt City Council
- Chapter 7 Appendix
For Kāpiti, the findings from the HBA will help inform the review of the Development Management Strategy, which provides a framework for sustainable development and growth for the District and was last updated in 2007.
The NPS-UDC requires Councils to undertake quarterly monitoring of market indicators and development activity. Regular monitoring helps Councils better understand factors affecting the demand and delivery of residential and business development and also helps inform planning processes, including infrastructure investment.
Quarterly monitoring report archive:
- September 2017 this was the first quarterly report that implements Policy PB6 of the NPS UDC
- December 2017
- March 2018
- June 2018
- September 2018 - includes quarterly and annual update
- December 2018
- March 2019
- June 2019
More information on the NPS UDC is available from the Ministry for the Environment.