Plan Change 10 is largely a community-driven Plan Change that aims to harmonise District Plan provisions in the Napier District Plan and the Hastings District Plan wherever practicable while retaining a primary focus on ‘place-based’ planning. There are three distinct ‘arms’ to this Plan Change; incorporating the Ahuriri Subdistrict Plan into the Operative City of Napier District Plan; harmonising provisions where practicable between the Napier and Hastings District Plans; and incorporating recent Napier City Council policy changes and decisions into the Napier District Plan.
The primary changes proposed in Plan Change 10 are:
To integrate the Ahuriri Subdistrict provisions into the Operative Napier District Plan so that all planning rules for Napier are held within one planning document.
To harmonise wherever practicable the following District Plan provisions between the Napier and Hastings District Plans in order to achieve consistency between the two authorities.
Renewable Electricity Generation
Activities on the Surface of Water
Transport (primarily, but not limited to, car parking ratios)
Heritage including provision for safety alterations (earthquake strengthening) of heritage items
Non Rural uses within the Rural Zones (Home occupations, Supplementary Units, Residential Care Facilities, Day Care Centres, Education Facilities, Travellers' Accommodation)
Introducing Non-Complying Activity status particularly for subdivisions not meeting minimum lot sizes
Providing for seasonal workers accommodation
New provisions requiring the use of inert roofing materials in specified areas
Stage One Implementation of HPUDS (Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy)
Noise standards associated with Temporary Activities
To update existing Napier District Plan provisions where they are affected by recent Napier City Council policy changes and decisions, including;
Temporary signs in rural areas
Realigning the parking exemption boundary with the differential rating boundary in the inner city
Sports Park Rezoning at Park Island
Rezoning Western Hills and Park Island Cemeteries from Sports Park to Reserve Zone
A proposed change to the boundary of the Sports Park Zone as it applies to Sir Donald McLean Park
Updating Code of Practice for Subdivision and Land Development to reflect current best practice
Rural Settlement Zone site coverage rules
To update planning maps to reflect the harmonised zonings and for consistency in style and colour with the Hastings District Plan.
Update and amend Appendices in the Plan as a result of any of the above changes.
Decisions on Plan Change 10 were issued on 24 June 2015 following hearing of submissions.
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