What is a Plan Change?
A Plan Change is an amendment to an operative District Plan. There are a number of reasons for doing a Plan Change, including meeting emerging community needs or meeting new legislative requirements. How Plan Changes proceed is governed by the Resource Management Act.
Plan Changes can be initiated by Council or members of the public. When Plan Changes are initiated by members of the public these are called Private Plan Changes, and in some cases councils choose to take over a Private Plan Change on behalf of the community. Plan Changes always require community consultation as part of the process. Often councils also choose to undertake an informal community engagement process before publicly notifying a proposed Plan Change for consultation.
- As at November 2019 there no current Plan Changes in process.
Completed Plan Changes (since 2013)
Withdrawn or declined Plan Changes:
(Private) Plan Change 1 (finalised July 2017)
Private Plan Change 1 by the Li Liangren Family Trust (“Trust”) sought to rezone 4.78 hectares of a 20.2896 hectare site on the southern side of Komiti Road, Tinopai, described as Lot 1 DP 403278, from Rural (Harbour Overlay) to Residential (Harbour Overlay).
Plan Change 2 (finalised September 2016)
Fire Safety was notified in response to implementation and compliance issues that caused some frustration within the Kaipara community. It was withdrawn in 2016.
Operative Plan Changes:
(Private) Plan Change 3 (operative October 2017)
Private Plan Change No.3 proposes to change the zone of Lot 1 DP 341981 (7,863m2) at the corner of Estuary, Molesworth and Norfolk Drives from Residential (Harbour Overlay) to Business Commercial (Harbour Overlay).
Plan Change 4 Fire Safety Rules
Fire Safety was notified in response to implementation and compliance issues that caused some frustration within the Kaipara community.
Plan Change (National Environment Standard) - Plantation Forestry
Council confirmed at the 25 October 2018 meeting to approve amendments to the Operative District Plan in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry Regulations 2017, in accordance with sections 44A(4), (5) and (6) of the Resource Management Act.
These are plan changes that are not required to go through a formal public process as they are minor in nature.