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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. A total of 34 submissions were received. 

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 (closing 1 March 2019).

Staff have summarised the submissions received on the Plan Change and there will be a hearing (in May 2019) with decisions to 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.




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. A summary of the decisions requested in submissions can be viewed below.

We are currently preparing a Planner's Report on the matters raised in submissions and will be holding a hearing in early May 2019 (further details to follow).

Public Notices

A newsletter about Plan Change 1 was sent out to every ratepayer with the October 2018 rates notice. A copy of that newsletter is available online.

View the newsletter for Proposed Plan Change 1