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Submissions for Draft Addition to Rates Remission Policy

30 May 2014

Submissions invited on Draft Addition to Rates Remission Policy

Horowhenua District Council is seeking submissions on its Draft Addition to the Policy on Rates Remission.

The draft policy addresses the potential for inequitable rates being set on properties with high values within the newly created residential zones of the District.

It also allows remission of the excess rates in the year they are set and effectively spreads this cost across all other ratepayers.

Chief Executive David Clapperton says the Council acknowledges that the change in revaluation is a result of the increase in land value following the rezoning process that took place during the District Plan.

"It is important to recognise that while Council does not rate on zones, the zoning in this case has influenced the land valuations due to the increased development opportunities of some properties," he said.

The policy would give Council the ability to remit value-based rates on land used for primary production and rural lifestyle rating units greater than 659m² and rating units that are able to be subdivided under the District Plan as a Controlled Activity in the Residential, Greenbelt Residential, Commercial and Industrial zones.

Letters have been sent to residents and ratepayers directly affected.

The period for submissions closes at 5pm on Friday 27 June.

The Council will consider all submissions at an extraordinary meeting at 4.15pm on Wednesday 9 July in the Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street, Levin.

The draft policy document and submission forms are available from Council service centres, Te Takere and District Libraries, and online at www.horowhenua.govt.nz/ratesremission

ENDS

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