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Public Notice of Plan Change 5 to the Hastings District Plan - Right Homes, Right Place

In accordance with Clause 5 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Hastings District Council has prepared a proposed plan change to the Hastings District Plan.

Plan Change 5 –Right Homes, Right Place

Hastings District Council advises that Plan Change 5 ‘Right Homes, Right Place’ is now notified for public viewing. Members of the public are able to make formal submissions to the plan change. Plan Change 5 introduces changes to the following sections of the Hastings District Plan to enable more housing including three storey houses and apartments to be built within existing residential areas.

• Section 2.4 Urban Strategy
• Section 2.6 Medium Density Strategy
• New Section RESZ-Residential Zones Overview Chapter
• New Section MRZ – Medium Density Residential Zone
• Section 7.2 Hastings Residential Environment
• Section 8.2 Havelock North Residential Environment
• Section 9.2 Flaxmere Residential Zone
• Section 30.1 Subdivision and Land Development
• Section 33.1 Definitions
• Appendix 26: Scheduled Sites
• Appendix 27: Hastings Residential Environment: Sites Identified as Suitable for Comprehensive Residential Development
• Appendix 28: Hastings Light Industrial Zone: Land Identified as Suitable for Comprehensive Residential Development
• Appendix 29 Havelock North Residential Environment: Land Identified as Suitable for Comprehensive Residential Development
• Appendix 38: Hastings Character Areas
• Appendix 60 Method of Determining Recession Planes
• Consequential changes to the District Planning Maps to identify the new Medium Density Residential Zone
• Consequential changes to the Hastings Medium Density Design Framework (formerly Hastings Residential Intensification Design Guide 2020).

The proposed plan change may be viewed and submission forms obtained in the following ways:
• via Hastings District Council website; see:
• at Hastings District Council Civic Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings; or
• Hastings District Council Libraries.

Public submissions will open on Saturday 29 October 2022 with the closing date for submissions being 5pm Friday 25 November 2022.

Once all submissions have been received, the Council will prepare and publicly notify a summary. There will be an opportunity for anyone to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, any of the original submissions. A hearing will then be arranged to consider all submissions and recommendations. Any submitter will have the right to attend and speak at any hearing. Any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision to the Environment Court.

Submissions can be:

Posted to: Plan Change 5, Environmental Policy Manager, Hastings District Council, Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156
Delivered to: Council’s Civic Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings
Emailed to:
Date: 29 October 2022

Authorised by: Mr John O’Shaughnessy, Group Manager:
Planning and Regulatory Services
On behalf of: Hastings District Council
Telephone: (06) 871 5000
Contact person: Anna Summerfield, Senior Environmental
Policy Planner

2 November 2022

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