Plan Change 1
At its meeting on 28 August 2019 the Council approved changes to the District Plan arising from Plan Change 1: Rule Plan Change. Plan change 1 will become 'operative' on 16 September 2019.
View more about Plan Change 1 including the Council decision:
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
- 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.
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Plan Change 1
The Council is proposing some rule changes to the District Plan. Note that the proposed changes do not affect the Kaiaua Coast area that is currently still covered by the Franklin District Plan.