Plan Changes and Private Plan Changes

This section contains plan changes that are operative or in progress. 

Private Plan Change 48: Wairau Road, Ōākura Rezoning

Reference: PPC18/00048
Status: Closed
Closes: 5pm Friday 14 December 2018 

An application has been lodged for a Private Plan Change to the Operative District Plan.  The application seeks to rezone approximately 58 hectares of land south of the Ōākura township from Rural Environment Area to mainly a residential zoning.   

The changes in zoning proposed in the application are as follows:

  • Residential Environment Areas (proposed Residential A, C and Medium Density) where the applicant proposes to create 395 residential lots ranging in size from 300m2 to 700m2.
  • The introduction of a Rural Lifestyle Area where 12 lifestyle sections are proposed to act as a buffer between the residential sections and the rural land. The application indicates these can be for equestrian lifestyle living.
  • An Open Space B and C Environment Area for local parks and natural spaces.
  • A Business ‘C’ Environment Area for a small business area.

Subdivision and development are proposed to be managed using a combination of a proposed structure plan (link below) and a specific suite of new rules and standards. The structure plan also details the proposed roads, services and walking/cycling/equestrian trails.

On 1 October 2018, Council notified the summary of decisions requested by those who made submissions on the Proposed Plan Change 48 and called for further submissions. Further submissions closed on Monday 15 October 2018.

Since notifying the summary of submissions, Council has been contacted by some of the 27 submitters who did not provide contact details in their original submission. Contact details have now been provided by 20 of these submitters, and NPDC has now accepted these 19 submissions as complete. Council is notifying this addendum document to the summary of submissions for those 19 submissions on Proposed Private Plan Change 48 (PPC18/0048) Wairau Road, Ōākura Rezoning. This addendum and further submission process does not affect or change any other submissions or further submissions made on the plan change.

A further submission can be made in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions received and included in the addendum. These further submissions must not raise new points. Further submissions must be in writing and be in the manner prescribed in Form 6 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Regulations 2003 (link below). Please note that within five working days of lodging your further submission with the Council, a copy must be served on the person(s) who made the original submission(s).

Please send further submissions to New Plymouth District Council, Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4310, Attention: District Planning Team or email to submissions@npdc.govt.nz. 

 

 

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Status:Closed 5pm Friday 14 December 2018. 

Plan Change 47: Minor Amendments to Area Q Structure Plan

Reference: PLC17/00047

This Plan Change enables some residential development in Stage 2 of Area Q in a timely manner by changing the prohibited activity status that applies to access from Stage 2 to Airport Drive. 

Status: Operative as of 8 February 2018

Plan Change 43: Confirming the location and extent of Waahi Taonga/Sites of Significance to Maori and Archaeological Sites in the Ngati Rahiri Rohe

Reference: PLC14/00043 

This Plan Change confirms the location and extent of waahi taonga/sites of significance to Maori in the District Plan which are located within the Ngati Rahiri Rohe.  

Status: Operative as of 19 December 2016.

Plan Change 42: Financial Contribution Provisions for New Areas of Open Space in Growth Areas

Reference: PLC14/00042

This Plan Change introduces Financial Contribution provisions for New Areas of Open Space in Growth Areas.

Status: Operative as of 17 August 2015.

Plan Change 41: Classification of Barrett Street Hospital Gates and Brick Wall, New Plymouth as Category A Heritage Item

Reference: PLC14/00041 Classification of Barrett Street Hospital Gates and Brick Wall, New Plymouth as Category A Heritage Item

This Plan Change classifies Barrett Street Hospital Gates and Brick Wall, New Plymouth as a Category A Heritage Item.

Status: Operative as of 16 June 2016.

Plan Change 40: Updating provisions applying to Waahi Taonga/Sites of Significance to Maori and Archaeological Sites

Reference: PLC13/00040

This Plan Change adds a new definition to the District Plan (Waahi Taonga/Sites of Significance to Maori) and to amend related rules.

Status: Operative as of 19 December 2016.

Plan Change 39: Removal of Parking Requirements for Private Development in New Plymouth Central Area

Reference: PLC13/00039

This Plan Change removes minimum parking requirements for private off-street parking in the New Plymouth central area.

Status: Operative as of 12 September 2014.

Plan Change 38: Update references to Noise Standards in the New Plymouth District Plan

Reference: PLC13/00038

This Plan change updates references to Noise Standards in the District Plan to those which are most current.

Status: This Plan Change is not proceeding.

Plan Change 37: Implementation of the National Policy Statement on Renewable Electricity Generation

Reference: PLC12/00037

This Plan Change implements the National Policy Statement on Renewable Electricity Generation.

Status: Operative as of 30 June 2014.

Plan Change 36: Realignment of the Oakura Urban Viewshaft and Coastal Policy Area Overlays Along Messenger Terrace

Reference: PLC12/00036

This Plan Change ensures that public views and natural character values in Oakura continue to be protected following the proposed road stopping on the seaward side of Messenger Terrace, by realigning the Oakura Urban Viewshaft and Coastal Policy Area Overlays accordingly.

Status: Operative as of 30 June 2014.

Plan Change 35: Updating of Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure Provisions

Reference: PLC12/00035

This Plan Change updated the District Plan's provisions relating to the use of the Codes of Practice being applied in respect of land development and subdivision infrastructure in the district. 

Read the Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure Standard - Local Amendment.

Status: Operative as of 28 March 2014.

Plan Change 34: Rezoning of land at 100 Watson Street, New Plymouth from Open Space B to Residential B Environment Area

Reference: PLC12/00034 

This Plan Change proposes to rezone land at 100 Watson Street, New Plymouth from Open Space B to Residential B Environment Area.

Status: This Plan Change is not proceeding.

Plan Change 33: Implementation of the National Policy Statement for Electricity Transmission

Reference: PLC11/00033 

This Plan Change proposes to implement the National Policy Statement for Electricity Transmission.

Status: A Plan Change is currently being investigated.

Plan Change 32: Addition of Honeyfield Drinking Fountain and Te Henui Cemetery Gates to Schedule 8.3 of the New Plymouth District Plan

Reference: PLC11/00032

This Plan Change added Honeyfield Drinking Fountain and Te Henui Cemetery Gates to schedule 8.3 of the New Plymouth District Plan.

Status: Operative as of 20 June 2012.

Plan Change 31: Review of Amenity Tree Provisions in the District Plan

Reference:  PLC11/00031

This Plan Change did not proceed past preliminary investigations as legal advice confirmed the Amenity Tree provisions in the District Plan are still valid under the RMA after 1 January 2012. 

Status: This Plan Change is not proceeding.

Plan Change 30: Addition of Six Notable Trees to the New Plymouth District Plan

Reference: PLC11/00030

This Plan Change added six new trees to the Schedule of Notable Trees, Appendix 13.3 of the District Plan. The six trees are:

  • Sequoia sempervirens (California Redwood) at 287 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth;
  • Agathis Australis (Kauri) at 30 Mangahewa Road, New Plymouth;
  • Agathis Australis (Kauri) at 29a Frank Wilson Terrace, New Plymouth;
  • Quercus Robur (English Oak) at 25 Ngakoti Street, Urenui;
  • Agathis Australis (Kauri) at 8b Camden Street, New Plymouth and
  • Aracaria Heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine) at 976 South Road, Oakura. 

Status: Operative as of 29 August 2011.

Plan Change 29: Temporary Events

Reference: PLC11/00029

This Plan Change recognises and provides for social and cultural events that have associated environmental effects that are 'short-term' in duration. The Plan Change ensures the adverse effects of temporary events are managed in line with community expectations while ensuring such events are able to be efficiently and effectively administered through the resource consent process.

Status: Operative as of 12 September 2014.

Plan Change 28: Earthworks

Reference: PLC11/0028 

This Plan Change intends to propose changes that will result in more effective and efficient administration of the rules and better environmental outcomes. 

Status: A Plan Change is currently being investigated.

Plan Change 27: Changes to Subdivision and Land Use Provisions relating to maintaining Rural Character

Reference: PLC10/00027
Status: Operative as of Wednesday 18 January 2012.

This Plan Change amended the subdivision and land-use provisions relating to maintaining rural character in the Rural Environment Area by strengthening the policy context under Issue 4 and related objective, policies and associated rules to control the scale, location, density and design of land use and subdivision in the Rural Environment Area.

For further information on the rural review process refer to the projects section.

Read the Rural Design Guidelines.

Plan Change 26: Rezoning of land at 387 and 389 Devon Street West from Open Space B to Residential A Environment Area

Reference: PLC10/00026

This Plan Change rezoned the land located on the south-eastern corner of Devon and Lorna Streets (387 and 389 Devon Street West), being Lots 64 and 65 DP 2151, from Open Space B to Residential A Environment Area.

Status:  Operative as of 16 March 2011. 


Plan Change 25: Rezoning of Rural Environment Areas on Cowling Road, Tukapa Street and Frankley Road, New Plymouth to Residential A Environment Area

Reference: PLC10/00025

This Plan Change rezoned parts of the Rural Environment Area on Cowling Road, Tukapa Street and Frankley Road to Residential A Environment Area; added indicative roads and indicative pedestrian links/routes to the areas rezoned; added a preferred esplanade reserve along the eastern boundary of the Mangaotuku Stream and updated the ponding area and flood detention areas and spillways overlays in the rezoned area.

Status: Operative as of 29 August 2011.

Plan Change 24: Addition of Dudley Road War Memorial, Inglewood District to Category A Schedule

Reference: PLC10/00024

This Plan Change added Dudley Road War Memorial, Inglewood District to Schedule 8.3 Category A Heritage Buildings and Items.

Status: Operative as of 14 September 2010. 

Plan Change 23: Confirmation of the Spatial Extent of Significant Natural Areas

Reference: PLC09/00023

This Plan Change amended provisions to reflect the outcomes of a review of the legally unprotected Significant Natural Areas (SNA) currently identified in the District Plan. The Plan Change amended:

  • The spatial extent and boundaries of the SNA currently identified in Appendix 21.2 graphics and on the planning maps.
  • The text descriptions of the SNA and their location in Appendix 21.2.
  • Appendix 21.3 to identify legally protected SNA land.
  • Issue 16 of the Management Strategy to reflect the history and processes around SNA identification and assessment in the New Plymouth District.

Status:   Part 2 operative as of 30 June 2014. Part 1 operative as of 21 January 2013.

Plan Change 22: Rezoning of Residential and Open Space Environment Areas on Ainslee Street, Adam Lile Drive and Winstone Place, New Plymouth

Reference: PLC09/00022

This Plan Change rezoned Residential and Open Space Environment Areas on Ainslee Street, Adam Lile Drive and Winstone Place, New Plymouth. Twenty-six lots that were zoned Open Space B Environment Area are now zoned Residential A Environment, four lots zoned Residential A Environment Area are now zoned Open Space B Environment Area and two lots zoned Residential A Environment Area are now zoned Open Space C Environment Area in the District Plan.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 4 May 2010.

Plan Change 21: Rezone Area N from Rural Environment Area to Industrial C Environment Area

This Plan Change intends to rezone Area N from Rural Environment Area to Industrial C Environment Area as directed by the Framework for Growth.

  • Read the Framework for Growth

Investigations into issues associated with archaeology, roading and stormwater are progressing prior to initiating the rezoning plan change process proposed by the Framework for Growth.  To date the focus of the Council has been on archaeology and roading.  A number of archaeology reports have been prepared for Area N as follows:

The proposed section 18 research strategy has not proceeded at this stage as written approval/agreement has not been received from tangata whenua (Ngati Tawhirikura Hapu and Puketapu Hapu). Should written approval/agreement from tangata whenua (Ngati Tawhirikura Hapu and Puketapu Hapu) be obtained then a Exploratory Archaeological Authority (replacing the section 18 research strategy requirements under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014) similar to that proposed by the section 18 research strategy could still proceed.

Council is currently:

Status: A Plan Change is currently being investigated.

Plan Change 20: Rezoning of Bell Block Area Q Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area and Application of Future Urban Development Overlay to Area R

Reference: PLC09/00020

This Plan Change:

  • Rezones Area Q from the Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area; and
  • Applies the Future Urban Development (FUD) Overlay to Area R. 

Status: Operative as of 17 August 2015.

Plan Change 19: Addition of Tikorangi Pa to Schedule 26.1: Waahi Tapu and Archaeological Sites

Reference: PLC09/00019

This Plan Change added Tikorangi Pa to Schedule 26.1: Waahi Tapu and Archaeological Sites.

Status: Operative as of 16 June 2010.

Plan Change 18:Rezoning of Rural Environment Area between Karo Park and the Kurapete Stream and Karo Park Open Space B Environment Area, Inglewood, to Residential A Environment Area

Reference: PLC00/00018

This Plan Change rezoned parts of the Rural Environment Area between Karo Park and the Kurapete Stream and Karo Park Open Space B Environment Area, Inglewood, to Residential A Environment Area; amend, add and remove Indicative Local Roads within and adjacent to the areas rezoned to Residential A Environment Area; and add Preferred Esplanade Reserves along both banks of an unnamed tributary of the Waiongana Stream, both banks of the Waiongana-iti Stream, and both banks of the Kurapete Stream.

Status: Operative as of 10 August 2013.

Plan Change 17: Rezoning of Waitara Area A from Rural Environment Area to Residential Environment Area

Reference: PLC09/00017

This Plan Change rezoned part of the Rural Environment Area on Armstrong Avenue, Waitara to Residential A Environment Area; added indicative roads and indicative pedestrian links/routes to the area rezoned;  added a preferred esplanade reserve along the eastern and western boundaries of the Tangaroa Stream;  removed the Future Urban Development Overlay for Waitara Area A; added a new issue, objective, policy, reasons and rule to the District Plan relating to structure plans and comprehensive development of land for future urban use; added structure plans to the overlay section of the District Plan; and added a structure plan and associated policies, reasons and rules to the District Plan for Waitara Area A.

Status: Operative as of 18 January 2014. 

Plan Change 16: Addition of St Joseph's Church, Waitara to Category A Schedule

Reference: PLC09/00016

This Plan Change added St Joseph’s Church, Waitara to Schedule 8.3: Category A Heritage Buildings and Items in the New Plymouth District Plan.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 29 September 2009.

Plan Change 15: Future Urban Development Overlay

Reference: PLC09/00015

This Plan Change added a Future Urban Development Overlay, including associated rules, to provide a level of control to land use activities and subdivision within, and land use activities adjacent to, the future urban growth areas identified by the Council’s Framework for Growth (2008), Oakura Structure Plan (2006) and Urenui Structure Plan (2006) including Bell Block Area Q (Wills Road to Airport Drive), New Plymouth Area N (Egmont Road to Henwood Road), New Plymouth Areas S, K and L (Smart Road),  Waitara,  Oakura, Okato, Egmont Village, Onaero, and Urenui.

Status: Operative as of 25 March 2013.

Plan Change 14: Addition of Monuments and Memorials to Category A Schedule

Reference: PLC09/00014

This Plan Change added 18 monuments and memorials to Schedule 8.3 Category A Heritage Buildings and Items in the District Plan.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 29 September 2009.

Plan Change 13: Updating References to Australian and New Zealand Standards Documents

Reference: PLC09/00013

This Plan Change updated existing references to Australian and New Zealand Standards documents in the New Plymouth District Plan relating to:

  • Network Utilities (Communications Facilities).
  • Hazardous Facilities Screening Procedure (LPG Retail Outlets and Education Facilities).

Status:  Operative as of 16 March 2011.

Plan Change 12: Marsland Hill Viewshaft

Reference: PLC09/00012

This Plan Change amended provisions in the District Plan that relate to the Marsland Hill viewshaft. The plan change involved adding an overlay diagram to planning maps C24b, C25b, D24 and D25 and the map enlargement section to illustrate the extent of the Marsland Hill viewshaft, altering the maximum heights in Rule OL71 for Marsland Hill and adding clarification to reason 5.2 in the District Plan which explains the purpose of urban viewshafts.

Status:  Operative as of 16 March 2011.

Plan Change 11: Waahi Tapu and Archaeological Sites

Reference: PLC09/00011

This Plan Change updates the locations of some of the symbols on the planning maps that are used to show where waahi tapu and archaeological site are situated. This Plan Change is based on the results of the New Zealand Archaeological Association upgrade project.

Status: This Plan Change is not proceeding. 

Plan Change 10: Addition of Category A Heritage Building

Reference: PLC08/00010

This Plan Change added the Gables Morgue New Plymouth to schedule 8.3: Category A Heritage Buildings and Items in the District Plan. Originally the Gables building was listed but the Gables Morgue was not.

In August 2006 a conservation plan was prepared for the Gables Morgue. It recommended that the morgue be listed in the District Plan. The morgue was assessed in January 2007 and met the criteria to become a Category A Heritage Building. 

Status: Operative as of 13 September 2007.

Plan Change 9: (Private) Rezone Huatoki Street/Carrington Road

Reference: PLC08/00009

This Plan Change rezoned land from Rural Environment Area to Residential A Environment Area. The land is located south of Huatoki Street and west of Carrington Road, Vogeltown, New Plymouth. The total land area is 18.587 hectares.

Status:
Operative as of Tuesday 18 March 2008.

Plan Change 8: Rezoning of 2-6 Bayly Road

Reference: PLC08/00008

This Plan Change rezoned land from Residential B Environmental Area to Industrial D Environmental Area. The land is at 2-6 Bayley Road, New Plymouth. The total land area is just over 0.5 hectares. 

Status: Operative as of Thursday 13 September 2007.

Plan Change 7: Zoning Land to Open Space B

Reference: PLC08/00007

This Plan Change removed the priority water body symbol from Lot 1 DP 20635 and zone the land Open Space B Environment Area. Lot 1 DP 20635 is land and not part of the Waitara River following a subdivision in 1994 that reclaimed land from the West Bank of the Waitara River for flood protection purposes. The lot has no zoning and the Open Space B Environment Area zoning is consistent with the surrounding Environment Areas.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 5 June 2007.

Plan Change 6: Addition of Notable Trees

Reference: PLC08/00006

This Plan Change added three trees to schedule 13.3 Notable Trees in Appendix 13. These trees are a Vitex Lucens (Puriri) at 134 Barrett Road, New Plymouth, Araucaria Heterphylla (Norfolk Island Pine) at 18 Peace Avenue, New Plymouth and a Ilex Aquiofloium (Common Holly) at Tarata Cemetery. These trees were assessed in 2005 and 2006 and meet Category 1 or 2 notable tree status.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 5 June 2007.

Plan Change 5: Change of Wording to Side Yard Setback Rules

Reference: PLC08/00005

This Plan Change changed the wording of the setback provisions for building length in the Business and Rural Environment Areas (Rur18 and Bus17) from 10m to 12m to make them more consistent with what is permitted in the Residential Environment Area.  

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 5 June 2007.

Plan Change 4: Change to Provisions for Vehicle Access Points

Reference: PLC08/00004

This Plan Change corrected the height that the minimum distance for vehicle access points on roads as measured from in Diagram 23.6, Appendix 23 of the District Plan. This changed the height from 1.5m to 1.05m, so that it is consistent with the guidelines in the Transit New Zealand Planning Policy Manual, and can be more effectively implemented.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 5 June 2007.

Plan Change 3: Addition of Category A Heritage Building

Reference: PLC08/00003

This Plan Change added 42 Young Street, New Plymouth to schedule 8.3: Category A Heritage Buildings and Items in the District Plan. The building was a Category B Heritage Building and upon request from the landowner was re-assessed in 2006 and now meets the criteria to become a Category A Heritage Building.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 5 June 2007.

Plan Change 2: (Private) Rezone Egmont Road Site

Reference: PLC08/00002

This Plan Change rezoned land from Rural Environment Area to Industrial C Environment Area. The land is located east of Egmont Road, north of the Marton-New Plymouth railway line and south of the recently designated realignment of SH3 at Bell Block. The total land area is approximately 12.5 hectares.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 12 May 2009.

Plan Change 1: Waahi Tapu and Archaeological Sites

Reference: PLC08/00001 

This Plan Change updated the locations of some of the symbols on the planning maps that are used to show where waahi tapu and archaeological site are situated.

This Plan Change was based on the results of the New Zealand Archaeological Association upgrade project.

Status: Operative as of Tuesday 18 March 2008.