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Proposed Change 1 to the Hauraki District Plan

Proposed Plan Change 1: Rule Plan Change (the Plan Change) was publicly notified on 1 November 2018 with submissions closing on 30 November.

The purpose of the Plan Change is to remove impediments to affordable residential development and to provide for affordable housing options in a sustainable manner.

To achieve this, the Plan Change proposes fewer restrictions on development within some areas of the District through: amendments to the current subdivision and development standards for the residential zones, provision for minor dwelling units in the residential and rural zones, and less restrictive earthworks standards for the urban zones.

Proposed Plan Change 1 Documents

The actual proposed rule changes can be found in each of the plan sections in Appendix A. The proposed changes are shown in red in the documents. 

What Happens Next?

The proposed rules (as set out in the Plan Change) do not have legal effect until the Plan Change has been through the submissions process and decisions on those submissions are made, and notified.

Staff are currently summarising the submissions received and will be calling for further submissions in the New Year. Once further submissions are received there will be a hearing (in March 2019) and decisions will be notified and issued shortly after.

Following the release of decisions the new rules will begin to have ‘legal effect’ and if there are no appeals to the Environment Court, Plan Change 1 will be declared ‘operative’ and will replace the current rules in the District Plan.

Or you can call into one of our offices or libraries to view the information.



Thanks for telling us what you think

We wanted your feedback on these proposed changes and invited submissions from 1 to 30 November 2018.

The submission period has now closed.


Public Notice

View the public notice for Proposed Plan Change 1


A newsletter about Plan Change 1 is being sent out to every ratepayer with the next instalment of their rates notice. A copy of that newsletter is available online.

View the newsletter for Proposed Plan Change 1