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.
|Plan Change 2 – Te Awa Lakes (Private Plan Change)||Publicly notified Nov 2017. Hearing 25 November 2019. Decision notified 13 March 2020. Two appeals received. Consent Order for appeals received 3 September 2020. Plan Change Operative 2 October 2020.|
|Plan Change 3 – Temple View Boundary Alteration||Publicly notified Feb 2019. Hearing 20 June 2019. Decisions publicly notified 11 September 2019.|
Plan Change Operative 12 December 2019.
|Plan Change 4 – Withdrawn||Withdrawn|
|Plan Change 5 – Peacocke||Publicly notified on 24 September 2021. Submissions close on Friday 5 November.|
|Plan Change 6 – Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Programme (REEP)||Publicly notified July 2019. Hearing 11th and 13th May 2020. Decision notified 28 August 2020. One appeal received. Consent Order for appeal received 17 December 2020. Plan Change 6 operative 19 February 2021.|
|Plan Change 7 – Rotokauri North (Private Plan Change)||Limited notification 21 February 2020. Submission period closed 23 March 2020. Further Submission period 20 November to 18 December 2020. Hearing 20 to 22 October 2021.|
|Plan Change 8 – Development Plans||In preparation|
|Plan Change 9 – Heritage and Character||In preparation|
|Plan Change 10 – Te Rapa North Deferred Industrial Land||In preparation|
|Plan Change 11 – Residential Density||Council resolved to no longer progress this plan change at its meeting on 19 March 2020. |
Operative District Plan
After the close of the appeal period on PC6 all rules not subject to an appeal are treated as operative. Any rules subject to an appeal 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.
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.