Land Supply Review and the Framework for Growth

Stage 3: Implementation of the FFG through the District Plan change process

Operative FFG Plan Changes

New Plymouth Areas E1 and E2 (Tukapa, Frankley and Cowling Roads) (Plan Change 25)
This plan change considered the rezoning of about 91 hectares of land identified as New Plymouth Areas E1 and E2 within the FFG from Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area.

However, only about 48 hectares was eventually proposed for rezoning to Residential A Environment Area, with the remaining 41 hectares proposed to remain as Rural Environment Area.

Status: Operative as of 29 August 2011

Notified FFG Plan Changes

Future Urban Development Overlay (Plan Change 15)
This plan change is the incorporation of the FFG into the District Plan.  The Plan Change proposes to identify the future urban growth areas identified within the FFG, the Oakura Structure Plan and the Urenui Structure Plan within the Plan through a Future Urban Development (FUD) Overlay.  Rules relating to the FUD Overlay are also proposed for development and subdivision within, and development adjacent to the FUD Overlay.

Status: A hearing was held on 18 December 2011, and a decision from the Hearings Commission is now pending.

Inglewood (Plan Change 18)
This plan change considered the rezoning of about 19 hectares of land identified as Inglewood Areas A, B and C within the FFG from Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area.

About 28.5 hectares was eventually proposed for rezoning to Residential A Environment Area, including about 0.6 hectares of Karo Park Open Space B.

Status: A Hearing was held on 22 August 2011 and the Hearings Commission decision notified on 10 December 2011.

What's next?

FFG urban growth area rezoning active investigations

Waitara Area A (Armstrong Avenue) (Plan Change 17)
This involves investigation of about 8 hectares of land identified as Waitara Area A from Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area.

Status:
Ongoing investigation and consultation is nearing completion. It is expected the plan change being notified early in 2012.

Bell Block Area Q (Wills Road to Airport Drive) (Plan Change 20)
This involves investigation of about 106 hectares of land identified as Bell Block Area Q from Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area.

Status: A Preliminary Concept Map was released for consultation with Area Q landowners in August 2011.
Ongoing investigation and consultation is continuing with expectation of a draft Structure Plan being released for consultation in 2012.

Bell Block Area N (Egmont Road to Henwood Road) (Plan Change 21)
This involves investigation of about 77 hectares of land identified as Bell Block Area N from Rural Environment Area to Business/Light Industrial Environment Area.

Status: The current focus is on resolving matters related to archaeology, stormwater and roading prior to initiating actual rezoning investigations.

The next urban growth area to be investigated will be Oakura.

Land Supply Review and the Framework for Growth

Reference: S08-001
Status: Approved by the Council on 4 March 2008, additional recommendations for Waitara growth areas approved by the Council on 27 May 2008

The aim of the Framework for Growth (FFG) ) was to ensure that there is adequate residential and industrial land available for future development over a projected 20 year period (2007 to 2027).

The Land Supply Review (LSR) was conducted over two years and included public consultation. This review was the first since the District Plan was notified for submissions in 1998 and the first comprehensive review of land supply since the District Council came into being in 1989.

On 4 March 2008 the Council approved the FFG.

On 27 May 2008 the Council approved additional recommendations for Waitara growth areas.
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