The District Plan outlines the controls for land use and subdivision in our district, and specifies our desired environmental outcomes. It is reviewed every 10 years, as required by the Resource Management Act 1991.
Council’s drafting changes to the District Plan to update route classifications in the transport network hierarchy for Arawhata Road, Tutanekai Street and Ventnor Drive. These changes aim to ensure traffic safety is properly considered in the design of future developments along these roads.
Council’s drafting changes to the District Plan to amend electoral signage provisions. Our aim is to remove unnecessary inconsistency between the District Plan and the requirements for election advertisements outlined under the Electoral (Advertisements of a Specific Kind) Regulations 2005 (the regulations).
In this draft Plan Change, Council is looking to re-zone 14 Council-owned sites from General Residential Zone to Open Space and Recreation Zones, and reassign two Council-owned sites from Natural Open Space Zone to Open Space Zone (Recreation Precinct).
This plan change amends the District Plan to remove overlap with recent amendments to the Building Code, which now requires specific design of new buildings to take into account liquefaction risk as part of the building consent process.