Plan changes – what's happening now?
Hamilton City Council is constantly reviewing and updating its District Plan to make sure it’s fit for purpose and enabling good development in Hamilton. The table below summarises where the plan changes are currently at. For further detail, click on the hyperlinks.
Operative District Plan
After notification of Council’s decisions on PC6 all rules (other than those not subject to submissions that must already be treated as operative) within the plan change will have legal effect (s 86B). Rules with legal effect trigger the need for a resource consent and must be considered by Council in its assessment of applications under s 95 and s 104 of the RMA.
Where an application triggers a rule in both the ODP and PC6, Council must separately assess the application against the ODP rule and the corresponding rule in PC6.
If a proposal is permitted under both ODP and PC6, an application must comply with the most restrictive permitted conditions.
All updates made to the District Plan since it became Operative can be found here.
View the s32 analysis here (7.6 MB)
District Plan Review - history
For information on the review process – from notification of the Proposed District Plan in December 2012 through submissions and further submissions, hearings and decisions to the resolution of appeals – click here.