Proposed Plan Change 5 focuses on rezoning an area of land to the east of the existing Waitārere Beach settlement. The area covers over 100ha and focuses on future residential and commercial development in the Growth Area.
The Horowhenua District is expected to experience rapid population growth over the coming years.
Over the last couple of years there has been increasing residential development at Waitārere Beach. As a result more land is needed to provide for residential development for the long term future over the next 20 – 30 years.
To ensure growth occurs in the area in a way that is integrated and complements the character of the existing settlement, Council prepared a Master Plan to guide future development.
Proposed Plan Change 5 implements the Waitārere Beach Master Plan through the rezoning of a growth area to the East of the existing settlement to allow for residential and commercial development.
The proposed plan change seeks to deliver a number of key outcomes for Waitārere Beach, including:
- Future development is effectively integrated and connected with the existing settlement.
- A diverse range of housing is enabled to be developed, suitable for the character of the settlement.
- The provision of connected and high amenity green spaces.
- The development of destination commercial opportunities that support the existing village centre.
Public Notification and Submissions
Proposed Plan Change 5 was publicly notified on 19 March 2021. Submissions closed at 4pm on Tuesday, 27 April 2021.
The Section 32 Report, technical reports and Proposed District Plan chapters (included in Appendix 1 of the Section 32 Report Appendices) are all available to view below.
Summary of Submissions
Council received 15 submissions on Proposed Plan Change 5: Waitārere Beach Growth Area during the original submission period from 19 March 2021 to 27 April 2021.
Horowhenua District Council now gives notice, as required by Clause 7 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, of the availability of a summary of decisions requested by people making submissions to Proposed Plan Change 5: Waitārere Beach Growth Area and invites further submissions on the plan change to support or oppose the points raised by other submitters.
Further submissions opened on Friday, 28 May 2021 and closed on Monday 14 June 2021 at 4pm.
The following people/groups could make a further submission:
- any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest
- any person who has an interest in the Proposed Plan Change that is greater than the interest that the general public has (for example, affected landowners are those who already made a submission)
- Horowhenua District Council itself.
A further submission can only support or oppose submissions that have already been made, and cannot introduce additional matters. Any further submission must clearly state the number of the original submission to which the further submission relates.
IMPORTANT: Any person making a further submission to Plan Change 5 must send a copy of their further submission to the person who made the original submission within five (5) working days of lodging their further submission with the Council. The address for service for each submitter is included in the summary of submissions report.
A full copy and summaries of the submissions are available for viewing below.
Proposed Plan Change 5: Waitārere Beach Growth Area - Table of Contents (page 1)(PDF, 141KB)
Proposed Plan Change 5: Waitārere Beach Growth Area - Submissions 1 to 15 (pages 2-159)(PDF, 23MB)
Summary of Submissions
Proposed Plan Change 5: Waitārere Beach Growth Area - Summary of Submissions (ordered by submitter)(PDF, 951KB)
Proposed Plan Change 5: Waitārere Beach Growth Area - Summary of Submissions (ordered by submission point)(PDF, 865KB)