Whareroa North Plan Change
Decision on Plan Change 36 to the Taupō District Plan
The decision on Plan Change 36 has now been notified. You can find the public notice, decision and the new plan change text below. Alternatively you can view the plan change within the Eplan (sections 3a, 4a and Appendix 8 – additions underlined and deletions struck-through).
Any person who made a submission on Plan Change 36 – Whareroa North may appeal the Commissioners decision on their submission to the Environment Court. In accordance with Clause 14 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, appeals must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment Court within 30 working days of serving the notification of the decision.
|2 July 2020: Whareroa private plan change decision reached|
|A panel of independent commissioners has approved the rezoning of land in Whareroa North from Rural to Residential, as part of a private plan change application by The Proprietors of Hauhungaroa No 6. |
Read the full media release
Proposed Plan Change 36 to the Taupō District Plan - Request to rezone Rural Land to Residential at Whareroa North
What is a request for a private plan change?
The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) allows anyone to apply for changes to district or regional plans through a request for a private plan change. Part II of the First Schedule of the RMA sets out procedural matters for local authorities to follow in dealing with requests for plan changes.
Taupō District Council has accepted a request from The Proprietors of Hauhungaroa No 6 for Plan Change 36 which means that the plan change remains a private plan change with Council administering the process of notifying the plan change application.
The Plan Change request seeks to:
Rezone a 14.63ha area north of Whareroa Stream adjoining the existing Whareroa settlement. The area is zoned under the Operative Taupō District Plan as Rural Environment. The applicant is seeking a Residential Environment zone to enable a maximum of 160 dwellings with densities ranging between 500m2 to 1,100m2.
Map showing location affected by Plan Change 36
The Hearing for Plan Change 36 took place on June 17 and 18, 2020.
Procedural minutes from the Hearings Panel can be found in the documents below:
- Procedural Minute 1 (PDF, 400KB)
- Procedural Minute 2 (PDF, 331KB)
- Procedural Minute 3 (PDF, 191KB)
- Procedural Minute 4 (PDF, 331KB)
- Procedural Minute 5 (PDF, 397KB)
- Council Memo - Request to defer Hearing (PDF, 101KB)
- Proponent Memo - Response to deferring Hearing (PDF, 138KB)
- Procedural Minute 6 (PDF, 473KB)
- Procedural Minute 7 (PDF, 330KB)
- Meeting notice (PDF, 185KB)
Enquiries about this plan change can be directed to Hilary Samuel, phone (07) 376 1591 or email email@example.com.
Further submissions closed on 20 March 2020. Thank you for the submissions received.
Copies of submissions received are available on request to firstname.lastname@example.org.