Draft plan change 1B: Managing liquefaction risk for new buildings
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, the Government made changes to the New Zealand Building Code, requiring foundations for buildings on ground with the potential for liquefaction to follow a specific engineering design. From 29 November 2021, this requirement applies to all buildings on liquefaction-prone land across New Zealand.
Our District Plan includes provisions to manage risk to buildings on land prone to liquefaction. Because these building risks will now be managed by the national regulation, we need to delete these existing provisions from our District Plan, to avoid confusion and duplication of consent requirements for plan users.
Note that the District Plan’s liquefaction management provisions for land subdivision are not affected and will remain unchanged in our District Plan.
This draft change is essentially a deletion of the existing provisions in the District Plan. You can review the changes to provisions in Draft Plan Change 1B Liquefaction Management.
We’re at the beginning of the District Plan change process, and we’d like to hear your thoughts on this.
Email by 17 December 2021 to tell us what you think about the proposal to remove the requirement for a resource consent for certain types of buildings on liquefaction prone land (peat and sand soils) from the District Plan.
|Friday 17 December 2021, 5pm||Consultation closes|
|Dec–Jan||Council considers feedback|
|Early 2022||Council prepares a proposed plan change for public notification|