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Plan Change 12

A proposed change to the Napier District Plan - Plan Change 12 - would see a Special Mission Character Zone replace existing zones on the 288.6ha surrounding Mission Estate Winery. NCC called for submissions, then further submissions, which closed on 16 May 2018. A hearing took place on 17 and 18 September and NCC's final decision was issued on Wednesday 7 November.

 

Mission Estate Plan Change 12 website

Submissions for the proposed Plan Change 12 to Napier City's District Plan provide for a new Mission Special Character Zone on the land best known as Mission Estate Winery and concert.

Proposed Plan Change 12

Napier City Council has adopted Plan Change 12 to the Operative City of Napier District Plan to provide for a new Mission Special Character Zone.

This proposed zone will replace existing zones across 288.6ha of land owned by Marist Holdings (Greenmeadows) Limited, on the land best known as the site of the Mission Estate Winery and concert.

Under the proposal the land will be divided into four precincts: residential, landscape and visitor, productive rural, and rural residential.

Development objectives for the proposed future of the MHL land have been formulated in consultation with Council. These development objectives are to:

  • Protect the visual amenity value of this landscape as a backdrop to Taradale and the City of Napier and in particular the integrity of the skyline.
  • Provide connectivity as a walkway link across the Western Hills.
  • Provide connectivity as part of an ecological corridor within the City Reserves Network.
  • Provide a different style of residential opportunity in Napier.

NCC's Final Decision

NCC's Plan Change 12 – Mission Special Character Zone was notified on Wednesday 7 November. This page has all the documents you need - from the initial proposal, to submissions from residents, through to NCC's final decision.

Submissions

We received 19 submissions on Plan Change 12 during our initial consultation period in February/March 2018. We then prepared a Summary of Submissions and took further submissions on these until Wednesday 16 May, 2018. 

Hearing

NCC appointed an independent hearing panel of Mark St. Clair and Rauru Kirikiri to hear, consider and make a recommendation on submissions and further submissions received. The hearing took place at East Pier Hotel over two days from Monday 17 September. 

The panel issued a number of minute/directions with further information about the hearing process:

Reply Statement

In accordance with the Commissioners Minute #4, the Section 42A Officer’s Reply Statement was received.

Tabled Hearing Evidence

The following is a list of evidence tabled during the hearing proceedings:

Submitter Expert Evidence

In accordance with the Commissioners Directions/Minute #1 Submitter Expert Evidence has been provided.

Cultural Impact Assessment

NCC has commissioned two Cultural Impact Reports:

Section 42A Council Officer's Report

In accordance with the Commissioners Directions/Minute #1, the Section 452A report has been provided.

More information

We have (extremely) detailed information available online for interested parties to peruse. These include the Summary Report, Schedule of Change, Mission Special Character Zone Structure Plan and the Summary of Submissions.

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