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Proposed Plan Change 4 - Miscellaneous Plan Change

Proposed Plan Change 4 proposes a number of administrative changes to the Operative Hauraki District Plan.

The proposed changes are to amend definitions; correct cross references; update maps, schedules (eg Significant Natural Areas, Heritage Features, Significant Trees) and references to external documents; and to make relatively minor amendments to improve overall consistency and administration of the District Plan.

Submissions on Proposed Plan Change 4 closed at 4pm on 16 October 2020 and further submissions closed at 4pm, 16 November 2020. A summary of the decisions requested by submitters and a full copy of the submissions and further submissions are now available.

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Plan Change 1

Plan change 1 became 'operative' on 16 September 2019.

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What is the District Plan?

The District Plan is the primary document for the management of the effects of land use and development within the Hauraki District.

The current Hauraki District Plan became operative on 26 September 2014 and is the result of a review process that included extensive consultation with ratepayers and other interested parties. It addresses issues such as:

  • effects of land use
  • natural hazards
  • noise
  • surface of water activities
  • indigenous biodiversity.

The District Plan provides rules for how landowners and occupiers can build on or develop their land. Depending on which zone(s) your land is located in will determine what activities and development you can do on your property as of right, and those for which you would first need a resource consent. District Plan rules cover matters such as residential, industrial and commercial development, subdivision, noise and the location and height of buildings.

The Plan sits within a wider resource management framework, where regulations, plans and planning documents have been created at the national, regional and district levels.

Which Plan to use?

Anyone who lives or operates in the Franklin area that is now part of the Hauraki District, for example landowners, developers, and builders, continues to be bound by the Franklin District Plan rules and will need to refer to the Franklin District Plan.

Those who live in or operate in the rest of the Hauraki District will need to refer to the Hauraki District Plan.

 Hauraki District Plan Franklin District Plan