Proposed District Plan engagement
Make a submission
Submissions are open from 18 July 2022 until 12 September 2022. This is your opportunity to review the Proposed District Plan and make a submission.
Once all Proposed District Plan submissions have been collected and published, submitters are given ten working days to make further submission on any of the submissions already made. People may want to do this to show support for a submission, or to raise concerns with a submission that is proposing changes to the Proposed District Plan.
Getting the new District Plan approved
There are two separate processes for the Proposed District Plan to become operative.
- Some parts of the plan must go through a streamlined process known as the Intensification Streamlined Planning Process (ISPP). These are the parts of the plan which are related to housing intensification relating to the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and other matters) Amendment Act 2021. This covers roughly 60 percent of the plan.
- The rest of the plan will go through the normal process, as set out in the first schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.
The two processes will happen at the same time.
The key difference between the two processes is that the ISPP does not allow appeals of decisions.
As a result, the timeframes between the two processes are different. The ISPP takes approximately one year until they are legally operative. The traditional process can take between five to ten years for all provisions to become legally operative, due to appeals being resolved.