Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Council review coming to a close

Council review coming to a close


With just days left to have your say on Palmerston North City Council’s review of the rural zone and boundary change areas, staff are reminding those interested in making a submission to get cracking.

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday and city planner David Murphy says he hopes the interest shown to date will result in some good quality feedback.

“We’ve been really impressed with the level of interest in the review. Over 70 attended the recent Plan Change open days, taking the opportunity to discuss issues with staff in person,” he said.

Online resources have also proven valuable with over 1500 hits recorded on the Palmerston North City Council website, the interactive mapping feature proving popular.

“The planning team is continuing to field a strong number of enquiries. Plenty of face-to-face meetings and site visits are taking place. We’re also seeing an increase in enquiries from landowners living outside the region,” he says.

Most public interest has centred on the rural components of Plan Change 15, particularly around Plan Change 15A: Rural Zone and Rural Subdivision Review and Plan Change 15B: Wind Farms and Landscapes.

Plan Change 15A focuses on ways to make the most of our most productive land. It proposes to reduce the area identified for rural residential subdivision, make more land available for horticultural growth and allow for horticultural subdivision in the Flood Protection Zone. It directly affects those planning to subdivide land.

Plan Change 15B will update the provisions of the Rural Zone relating to wind farms and introduce new land use controls to protect the outstanding natural features and landscapes of the Tararua Ranges.

“People seem to understand how significant these areas are to the future of our city and would like to see a balance between sustainable economic growth and quality of life,” David said.

“Once Council staff have gathered and analysed feedback, they will prepare a formal District Plan Change that will propose the actual amendments to the District Plan. This process involves two rounds of submissions and a public hearing before a decision is made on the proposed amendments to the District Plan.”

Anyone wanting further information can go to pncc.govt.nz search Plan Change 12 and 15, or call 356 8199. Submissions close at 5pm Monday April 28, 2014.
Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience.

“Labour has many new and highly capable MPs who will have the opportunity to prove their ability. At the same time our senior hands will be on deck to take the fight to the National-led Government and support our upcoming stars,” Andrew Little says.

“I am pleased to announce Annette King will be my deputy for the coming year. In recent weeks she has shown how crucial her wisdom and strength is to Labour. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:


Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news