Variation 1 - Lifestyle Zones and Minden Structure Plan Area

Contents

Updated 16 June 2012

Introduction/Summary

Enabling the Lifestyle Zone and Minden Structure Plan to go ahead is a key step in progressing rural growth in the Western Bay District.

In 2009 the Proposed District Plan First Review introduced the new concept of Lifestyle Zones. These are to provide semi-rural living choices that have good views, privacy and are close to urban areas.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council notified Variation 1: Lifestyle Zones and Minden Structure Plan Area to the Proposed District Plan First Review on 9 September 2010.

Variation 1 has now been through the submission and further submission phase and hearings and further hearings have been held. Decisions on Variation 1 were publicly notified on 30 July 2011. Two appeals were made against decisions and have been resolved. Variation 1 is now Operative.

The different stages of the Variation 1 process are summarised below including all relevant documents. They are listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent stage appearing first.

Operative Date

Variation 1 became Operative on 16 June 2012.

Appeals

Two appeals were made against the Decisions on Variation 1. These appeals were resolved by way of Consent Order in November 2011 which can be viewed below.

Consent Order

Changes to Decisions as a result of the Consent Order

Section 16A Lifestyle and Planning Maps U90, U97 and U98 were changed as a result of the Consent Order. The updated versions are directly below.

Section 16A - Lifestyle

Decisions

Decisions on Variation 1 were publicly notified on 30 July 2011.
The Decisions are contained within the Decision Reports. However, to help with interpretation, the Decisions have also been put into context by showing how they affect relevant Sections of the Proposed District Plan First Review, the Planning Maps and the Development Code. The Hearings Committee has also provided a Decision Overview summarising the main decisions and reasons for these.

Decisions Overview (Hearing Committee)

Decisions Reports

Proposed District Plan Sections (Strikeout Versions)

Proposed District Plan Planning Maps

Changed Rural Maps

F05

F06

G04

G05

G06


Changed Urban Maps

U82

U83

U84

U85

U86

U87

U88

U89

U90

U91

U92

U93

U94

U95

U96

U97

U98

U99

U100

U101

U102

U103

U104

U105

U106

U107

U108

U109

U110

U111

U112

Development Code

Hearings/Further Hearings

Hearings on submissions were held on 14 and 16 March 2011.

Further Hearings on submissions were held on 14 July 2011.

Further Hearings were required to give submitters the opportunity to speak to any submission points affected by revised Planning Reports 3A, 5A, 15A, 19A and 27A.

Planning Reports

A number of Planning Reports were revised for the Further Hearings. The revised Planning Reports (3A, 5A, 15A, 19A and 27A) replaced the original Planning Reports of the same number e.g. Planning Report 3A replaced Planning Report 3.

These Planning Reports needed to be reviewed following requests for further information from the Hearings Committee at the Hearings on 14 and 16 March 2011. Further information was requested on the walkway and bridleway proposals, structure plan roads, the costs of infrastructure and for further traffic modelling to be undertaken.

Background on Traffic Modelling

It was agreed between Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency that further traffic modelling was required as a result of new dwelling and lot calculations for the Minden Structure Plan Area tabled at the Hearings on 16 March 2011.

The traffic modelling is necessary in determining the impacts of further subdivision on the strategic roading network and hence the amount of subdivision that may be allowed for within the Minden Structure Plan Area.

Planners reports


1. Whole of Variation
2. Structure Plan - Boundary and Add to Zone
3A. Structure Plan - Walkways and Bridleways
5A. Structure Plan - Roads
6. Structure Plan - Stormwater and Geotechnical
7. General - Miscellaneous
8. Lifestyle Section - Explanatory Statement
9. Lifestyle Section - Significant Issues
10. Lifestyle Section - Objectives
11. Lifestyle Section - Policies
12. Lifestyle Section - Activity Lists
13. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Yards
14. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Home Enterprises
15A. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Minden Walkway and Bridleway Widths
16. Lifestyle Section - Activity Performance Standards - Various and New
17. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - General
18. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - Transferable Subdivision Entitlements
19A. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - Minden Staging Requirements
20. Lifestyle Section - Subdivision Activity Performance Standards - Minden Walkway and Equestrian Lot Entitlements
21. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Control for Subdivision - Minden - 16A.5.2a - Instability and Erosion
22. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Control for Subdivision - Minden - 16A.5.2d - Landscape Assessment
23. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Control for Subdivision - Minden - 16A.5.2 bce - Various and New
24. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Discretion - 16A.6.3 - Subdivision within the Minden Structure Plan Area
25. Lifestyle Section - Matters of Discretion - 16A.6.4 - Discretionary and Non-Complying Activities - General
26. Natural Hazards Section - Approved Building Site Definition
27A. Appendix 7 - Financial Contributions Schedule

Submissions and Further Submissions
Submissions closed on 22 October 2010.
Further Submissions closed on 1 December 2010.

The Summary of Submissions for the District Plan and Development code are available at the links listed below.

District Plan
Complete Summary Report District Plan Variation 1 Lifestyle Zone Minden Structure Plan - sorted by Submitter ID

Development Code
Complete Summary Report 2010 Development Code Minden Bridleways and Walkways - sorted by Submitter ID

For more information, please contact Tony Clow on 07-579 6629 or email tony.clow@westernbay.govt.nz

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