Old District Plans
Proposed District Plan Variation 1 - Minden Lifestyle Zone (September 2010)
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.
Variation 1 became Operative on 16 June 2012.
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.
Section 16A Lifestyle and Planning Maps U90, U97 and U98 were changed as a result of the Consent Order.
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)
Proposed District Plan Sections (Strikeout Versions)
- Section 3: Definitions (Greenlanes and approved Building Site)
- Section 8: Natural Hazards
- Section 12: Subdivision and Development (Privateways)
- Section 16A: Lifestyle
Proposed District Plan Planning Maps
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.
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.
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.
Complete Summary Report District Plan Variation 1 Lifestyle Zone Minden Structure Plan - sorted by Submitter ID
Complete Summary Report 2010 Development Code Minden Bridleways and Walkways - sorted by Submitter ID
Proposed District Plan - Annotated version (June, 2010)
The Annotated Version June 2010 identifies the appeals lodged with the Environment Court against the 30 January 2010, Decisions Version. Appeals are annotated by displaying the Council appeal reference number in the page margin against the relevant rule under appeal.
This version was superseded by the Annotated Version May 2011.
Section 01 - Plan Overview (PDF, 132KB)
Section 02 - Issues Overview (PDF, 114.5KB)
Section 03 - Definitions (PDF, 304KB)
Section 04A - General (PDF, 163KB)
Section 04B - Transportation, Access, Parking and Loading (PDF, 226.7KB)
Section 04C - Amenity (PDF, 260KB)
Section 04D - Signs (PDF, 154KB)
Section 05 - Natural Environment (PDF, 151KB)
Section 06 - Landscape (PDF, 148KB)
Section 07 - Culture and Heritage (PDF, 150KB)
Section 08 - Natural Hazards (PDF, 170KB)
Section 09 - Hazardous Substances (PDF, 195KB)
Section 10 - Designations and Network Utilities (PDF, 395.5KB)
Section 11 - Financial Contributions (PDF, 204KB)
Section 12 - Subdivision and Development (PDF, 431KB)
Section 13 - Residential (PDF, 231KB)
Section 14 - Future Urban (PDF, 160KB)
Section 15 - Rural Residential (PDF, 155.7KB)
Section 16 - Rural (PDF, 370KB)
Section 17 - Commercial (PDF, 288KB)
Section 18 - Industrial (PDF, 225KB)
Section 19 - Post Harvest (PDF, 166.5KB)
Section 20 - All Terrain Park (PDF, 176KB)
Proposed District Plan Maps (Link to be updated).
05. Schedule of Designations (PDF, 63KB)
06. Hazard Facilities (25.8KB)
07. Structure Plans (PDF, 3MB)
Reference for Annotated Plan (PDF, 329KB)
Proposed District Plan notified version (February 2009)
The Proposed District Plan First Review was notified on 9 February, 2009 and decisions were released in January, 2010.
The Proposed Plan First Review became Operative on 16 June, 2012.
The following documents were notified in February 2009.
The majority of the linked documents below are in PDF file format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. You can download Adobe PDF Reader for free if you don't have it.
- Section 01 - Plan Overview (PDF, 143KB)
- Section 02 - Issues Overview (PDF, 68KB)
- Section 03 - Definitions (PDF, 133.5KB)
- Section 04A - General (PDF, 137KB)
- Section 04B - Transportation, Access, Parking and Loading (PDF, 132KB)
- Section 04C - Amenity (PDF, 179KB)
- Section 04D - Signs (PDF, 133KB)
- Section 05 - Natural Environment (PDF, 128KB)
- Section 06 - Landscape (PDF, 127.5KB)
- Section 07 - Culture and Heritage PDF, 127KB)
- Section 08 - Natural Hazards (PDF, 133.5KB)
- Section 09 - Hazardous Substances (PDF, 134KB)
- Section 10 - Designations and Network Utilities (PDF, 250KB)
- Section 11 - Financial Contributions (PDF, 165KB)
- Section 12 - Subdivision and Development (PDF, 295KB)
- Section 13 - Residential (PDF, 176KB)
- Section 14 - Future Urban (PDF, 110KB)
- Section 15 - Rural Residential (PDF, 117KB)
- Section 16 - Rural (PDF, 228KB)
- Section 17 - Commercial (PDF, 237KB)
- Section 18 - Industrial (PDF, 167KB)
- Section 19 - Post Harvest (PDF, 121KB)
- Section 20 - All Terrain Park (PDF, 112KB)"
Proposed District Plan Maps (Link to be updated)
- 01. Schedule of Identified Significant Ecological Features (PDF, 114KB)
- 02. Schedule of Identified Significant Landscape Features (PDF, 81.7KB)
- 03. Schedule of Identified Significant Heritage Features (PDF, 140KB)
- 04. Schedule of Proposed Esplanade Reserves and Strips (PDF, 77KB)
- 05. Schedule of Designations (PDF, 139KB)
- 06. Hazard Facilities (PDF, 70KB)
- 07. Structure Plans (PDF, 2.7MB)
Previous Operative District Plan (2002)
The Operative Plan 2002 was made Operative in July 2002. It has now been superseded by the Operative Plan 2012.