District Plan Changes
The Upper Hutt City Council District Plan is periodically reviewed and updated. Changes to the plan may be initiated by the council or by individuals. This page explains how you can have your say on proposed plan changes and provides information on current and completed plan changes.
You can have your say on a proposed plan change through the submission process. The next section describes how to make a submission.
Making a submission on a plan change
A proposed plan change must be publicly notified, and there is then the opportunity to make a submission (during the first phase) and then a further submission (during the second phase) on the proposal.
The two phases for making submissions are:
First phase: When the proposed plan change is initially publicly notified, there is opportunity for anyone to make a submission. The initial public notification runs for a minimum of 20 working days.
Second phase: Following this initial stage, a summary of the submissions made in the first phase is created and then publicly notified. The proposed plan change is then open to further submissions from anyone who has an interest in the proposed plan change that is greater than the general public or represents a relevant aspect of the public interest. This phase lasts for 10 working days.
The Ministry for the Environment has guidance on making a good submission. Following the second phase, a public hearing is normally held where submitters may speak to their submission. Council then makes a decision on the proposal. Once Council has made a decision, it may be appealed to the Environment Court by anyone who submitted on the proposal.
We have a website dedicated to plan change consultation where you can view all proposed plan changes that have been publicly notified. Visit the website at www.consultation.upperhuttcity.com/plan-changes.
Current Plan Changes
This table contains information on current plan changes and where they are in the process.
We are currently updating this table with information and to provide links to the associated plan change documentation.
|Plan Change Number and Description||Status|
|42||Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents||The appeal period ended on 24 May 2018 Two appeals were lodged against PC 42 details to follow.|
|45||Signs||Section 42A report is being prepared|
Plan Change History
The following table provides information of previous plan changes that have either been made operative or have been withdrawn. Operative plan changes have been formally adopted as part of the District Plan. There is no further opportunity for public submissions on these changes. Each link contains further information about the plan change and any relevant documents available to view.
|Plan Change Number and Description||Status|
|44||Temporary Events||Plan Change 44 was made operative on 20 June 2018.|
|43||Introductory Chapters||Operative 26 October 2017|
|41||Urban Tree Groups||Operative 12 October 2016|
|15||Flood and erosion hazard areas||Withdrawn March 2016.|
|39||Definitions Review – site, allotment and lot||Operative 21 May 2015.|
|38||Network utilities and renewable energy generation||Operative 11 May 2016|
|37||Rezoning of Maidstone Terrace||Adopted|
|36||Rezoning of 166 Alexander Road from Business Industrial to Residential||Appealed to the Environment Court. Appeal dismissed 4 March 2015.|
|35||Residential Conservation & Hill Zones review||Withdrawn|
|34||Rural earthworks review||Withdrawn|
|33||Rezoning of Kurth Crescent||Operative 12 May 2011|
|32||National policy statement – electricity transmission||Operative 26 October 2012|
|31||Unzoned land and heritage feature||Operative 30 November 2011|
|30||Reserves and leisure facilities contribution||Operative 24 March 2010|
|29||Southern Hills overlay and protected ridgeline standards||Operative 14 August 2013|
|28||Rezoning of 99-105 Blue Mountains Road||Operative 2 June 2010|
|27||Open Space Zone subdivision standards||Operative 9 December 2009|
|26||Childcare centres, kindergartens, kohanga reo and marae||Operative 24 June 2009|
|25||Controlled and limited discretionary activity review and minor changes||Operative 24 June 2009|
|24||Notable Tree review||Operative 20 June 2013|
|23||Riverstone Terraces commercial area||Operative 24 June 2009|
|22||Temporary events||Operative 24 June 2009|
|21||Retail provisions||Operative 24 June 2009|
|20||Rezoning of 410 Eastern Hutt Road||Operative 24 June 2009|
|19||Retailing in the Business Industrial Zone||Withdrawn 9 July 2008|
|18||Comprehensive residential developments: Variation 1||Operative 14 August 2013|
|17||Financial contributions reserves and leisure facilities||Operative 4 August 2006|
|16||Car Parking||Operative 11 July 2007|
|14||Upper Hutt City Fault Trace Project||Withdrawn|
|13||Rezoning a portion of Royal Wellington Golf Club||Operative 11 July 2007|
|12||Rezoning of Talbot Grove subdivision||Operative 30 September 2006|
|11||Rezoning of 17 John Street||Operative 4 August 2006|
|10||Definition of front, corner and rear lots||Operative 11 July 2007|
|9||Wallaceville Zone Review||Withdrawn|
|8||Organised firework displays||Operative 11 July 2007|
|7||Height control and earthworks||Operative 30 September 2006|
|6||Updating of notable tree schedule||Operative 30 September 2006|
|5||Removal of development impact fee||Operative 1 June 2005|
|4||Rezoning of properties at 88 and 110 Katherine Mansfield Drive||Operative 23 February 2005|
|3||Rezoning of 21 Royal Street and 26 Gibbons Street (Pak ‘n’ Save carpark)||Operative 1 June 2005|
|2||Residential Hill Zone boundary realignment||Operative 1 June 2005|
|1||The Lanes, Mangaroa Valley|
Last updated on 12 Feb 2019