District Plan - Plan Change 2 - Pukehāngi Heights

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In recognition of the need for additional residentially zoned land, Rotorua Lakes Council has been working with land owners within the Pukehāngi Heights Area to develop a plan change that is intended to facilitate residential and rural residential development.

Hearing Information:

The Hearing for the plan change commenced on Monday 21 September and submissions were presented to the hearings panel until Wednesday 23 September 2020.

The hearing is currently adjourned awaiting the Council planners' response to submissions, the Council's legal submissions and further directions from the hearings panel.

Background:

The Minister for Environment approved the use of the Streamlined Plan Change Process for the processing of the plan change. The plan change was notified in January with 47 submissions received - copies of all submissions, along with a Summary of Submissions, are available here.

Eight further submissions were received. They are available here.

The Council made an application for an extension of timeframes to hold the hearing. This was to allow extra time to undertake stormwater and flood risk modelling. The Minister approved a 3-month extension, and a copy of the letter can be found here.



In recognition of the need for additional residentially zoned land, Rotorua Lakes Council has been working with land owners within the Pukehāngi Heights Area to develop a plan change that is intended to facilitate residential and rural residential development.

Hearing Information:

The Hearing for the plan change commenced on Monday 21 September and submissions were presented to the hearings panel until Wednesday 23 September 2020.

The hearing is currently adjourned awaiting the Council planners' response to submissions, the Council's legal submissions and further directions from the hearings panel.

Background:

The Minister for Environment approved the use of the Streamlined Plan Change Process for the processing of the plan change. The plan change was notified in January with 47 submissions received - copies of all submissions, along with a Summary of Submissions, are available here.

Eight further submissions were received. They are available here.

The Council made an application for an extension of timeframes to hold the hearing. This was to allow extra time to undertake stormwater and flood risk modelling. The Minister approved a 3-month extension, and a copy of the letter can be found here.