Plan Change 54: Papakāinga
What is being proposed
The Plan Change seeks to include new rules that enable quality papakāinga development that supports the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of tangata whenua.
One of the key aspects of the Plan Change is the creation of a new zone called the Māori Purpose Zone. The Māori Purpose Zone is proposed to have two separate precincts.
Sites that are proposed to be re-zoned as Māori Purpose Zone (Precinct 1) have existing marae and directly adjoining Māori freehold blocks. The Māori Purpose Zone (Precinct 1) will provide the most enabling provisions for papakāinga by:
- Increasing housing density in comparison to rural zoning by proposing that 10 houses per property will be permitted; and
- Establishment of home businesses and small-scale community facilities, education facilities and healthcare facilities.
Sites that are proposed to be rezoned as Māori Purpose Zone (Precinct 2) have existing papakāinga. These sites are connected to Council services and therefore have the ability to provide for further housing, subject to maintaining appropriate standards of amenity. These sites will be able to build one house per 500m2 of site area, if they are under the title of:
- Māori Freehold land; or
- A legal mechanism is put in place to ensure the land will be maintained in whanau ownership in perpetuity.
District Wide Provisions
For sites that are not included in the new Māori Purpose Zone, we are including provisions that will enable papakāinga development on Māori Freehold Land, General Land owned by Māori (if it can be demonstrated there is an ancestral connection and a legal mechanism in place to ensure the land is maintained in whanau ownership in perpetuity), and Treaty Settlement Land.
* Please note that these timeframes are indicative only as the plan change process is fluid. As a result they will be updated from time to time as we work through the process.
Status - summary
The public consultation phase was open from 25 January 2022 and closed on 4 March 2022.
The public consultation phase closed on 4 March 2022.
Council will also be holding online sessions if you and/or your whanau would like to book in a time to discuss how this plan change may affect you.
The times available to book in a 20-minute kōrero are:
- Tuesday 8th February: 3pm – 6pm
- Thursday 10th February: 12pm – 3pm
- Tuesday 15th February: 3pm – 6pm
Check out the plan change information below;
- Information brochure including feedback form
- Public advert
- Maori Purpose Zone Provisions
- District Wide Provisions
- Zoning Maps
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