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Napier Proposed District Plan - Addendum to 'Summary of Decisions Requested'

Napier Proposed District Plan - Addendum to 'Summary of Decisions Requested'

We have amended the Summary of Decisions Requested by Submitters in relation to the Napier City Council Proposed District Plan. Further submissions are invited on the additional submission points in the Addendum to the Summary of Decisions Requested from 17 June until 2 July 2024

More details about the Addendum to the Summary of Decisions and how to lodge a further submission will be available here on Monday 17 June.

What is a District Plan?

You could call it Napier’s rule book. The current Napier City Operative District Plan lays out the rules for Napier’s long-term development. At the same time, it considers impacts on the environment – with the aim of protecting and safeguarding it for our future generations. The District Plan gives guidance to property developers to make sure land and the surrounding environment is managed sustainably.

What is a Proposed District Plan?

A Proposed District Plan is a draft planning document that has legal status once notified. As required under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), the Proposed District Plan is another step in the District Plan Review process. The purpose of the Proposed District Plan is to provide a comprehensive framework for guiding land use, development, and resource management decisions within the district. It sets out the rules and policies to achieve sustainable management of natural and physical resources, protect the environment, and address the social and economic needs of our community.

What is a Further Submission?

A further submission is a tool used in the RMA to allow you to comment on submissions made by others, either in support or opposition. For example, if your neighbour has made a submission that you agree with, you can support their statements. Or if a community member has made a submission you disagree with, you can oppose their statements. This gives the community another chance to have their say.

Late submissions

Submissions received after the closing date of the submission period are considered late submissions. The hearings commissioners will still consider these late submissions, and therefore you may also make a further submission on these late submissions if you wish. The late submissions are:

  • No. 289 Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc.
  • No. 288 Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • No. 287 Son Nguyen
  • No. 290 Peter Edmead

What happens next?

The Policy team will review the submissions and further submissions made and make recommendations about how to deal with them based on the information and evidence available. The next phase of the Proposed District Plan process is the Hearings Phase.

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