|Plan Change 42 – Rural Subdivision|
District Plan Review
Plan Change 42 – Rural Subdivision
Plan Change 42 – Rural Subdivision reviews the provisions in the District Plan relating to subdivision of Rural land. This includes addressing the issues of loss of high quality soils through fragmentation of titles and the adverse effects of rural-residential growth in the Rural zone. It also includes some minor corrections to zoning (from Rural to Residential) on the District Plan maps, in locations where residential subdivision has already occurred.
What we are proposing to change...
To protect our high quality soils for productive uses, we are proposing to:
Increase the minimum lot size to be subdivided from 8 to 40 hectares on high quality soils in the rural zone.
To provide for limited rural-residential use:
Provide for 2 hectare lots to be subdivided on lower quality soils (one 2 hectare lot for every 8 hectares of land) as long as there is minimum effect on traffic and current rural activities.
Our current subdivision rules
The subdivision section of the District Plan sets out the rules for how you can subdivide your land.
How you might be affected?
Changes to the District Plan’s subdivision rules affect how you can subdivide your rural property. If you have any questions about how this could affect you, feel free to contact us on 0800 746 467 and ask to speak to a planner.
Want more info?
You can read the full proposal on the Proposed Plan Changes page of this site
How to have your saySubmissions have now closed.