Decision on Plan Change 43 Appeal period ended 11 October 2017.

The Upper Hutt City Council has made decisions on Plan Change 43 to the Upper Hutt City Council District Plan (2004), following a resolution of Council at its meeting on 9 August 2017.

General amendments to the District Plan can be summarised as:

  • The amalgamation of Chapters 1 and 2, and to update their wording to reflect current best practice standards. Definitions within the Plan (currently in Chapter 35) will be inserted into Chapter 2. Lastly, Chapter 3 (Zoning) will be removed entirely. This is because this chapter is considered to be non-directive and emphasise principles already contained within the Act.
  • Definitions themselves have not been altered or updated.

Copies of Council’s decision is available below, as well as the Decision Report and the final text for Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 35.

Pursuant to Clauses 14 and 29(6) of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, appeals could be made to the Environment Court within 30 working days of this notice, i.e. by 5pm on 11 October 2017.

The appeal period ended on 11 October 2017 at 5pm. It is anticipated that public notification of the legal effect in accordance with Clause 20 will be made in the Upper Hutt Leader on 18 October 2017.”

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The Resource Management Act 1991 requires the District Plan to be reviewed within every 10 years. While sections of the introductory chapters have been reviewed within this period, a comprehensive review has not been completed since the Plan was notified in 2004.

Proposed Plan Change 43 (PC 43) has identified the outdated nature of Chapters 1 (Introduction to the Plan) and 2 (General Procedures) of the District Plan.  It proposes to combine these chapters and update their wording to reflect current best practice standards. It also proposes to relocate definitions of the Plan (currently in Chapter 35) to Chapter 2. Lastly, it has been proposed to remove Chapter 3 (Zoning) entirely. This is because the chapter is considered to be non-directive and emphasise principles already contained within the Act.

PC 43 seeks to update and simplify the introductory chapters of the District Plan to meet current best practice standards. This is intended to increase the usability, functionality, and relevance of the introduction section of the District Plan. The secondary purpose is to refine the resource consenting process explanation by combining all relevant information into a single section within the District Plan. This is intended to improve understanding and efficiency of the process for the benefit of the public and applicants alike.

Submissions on PC 43 have closed. There were no further submissions.

Please see below for all relevant notification documents, proposed amendments to the District Plan, and submission forms.

If you have any further questions, please email: planning@uhcc.govt.nz or phone (04) 527 2169.

 Stage  Status  Documents
Decision documents

Notification documents

Submission documents

Submitters

Proposed District Plan Changes (Report Appendices)

 

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Last updated on 13 Oct 2017