Proposed Plan Change 4: Taraika Growth Area

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Form 4: Public Notice of Proposed Plan Change Under Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Horowhenua District Council has prepared the following Proposed Plan Change to the Horowhenua District Plan 2015:

Proposed Plan Change 4: Taraika Growth Area

The following amendments to the District Plan are proposed as part of Proposed Plan Change 4:

  • Remove Structure Plan 13 from the District Plan.
  • Introduce a new ‘Taraika Multi-Zone Precinct’ Chapter to the District Plan with a supporting structure plan and associated objectives, policies, and rules
  • Rezone land within the Taraika Master Plan Area from Greenbelt Residential Deferred to Greenbelt Residential, Low Density Residential, Standard Residential, Medium Density Residential, Commercial and Open Space.
  • Introduce new subdivision rules within the Taraika Growth Area;
  • Introduce some new bulk and location rules within the Taraika Growth Area;
  • Introduce new rules relating to commercial activities within the Taraika Growth Area.
  • Update Planning Map 30 & 31

In order to achieve the above, Proposed Plan Change 4 proposes to introduce the following new chapters to the Horowhenua District Plan 2015:

  • Chapter 6A – Objectives and Policies: Taraika Growth Area
  • Chapter 15 – Rules: Taraika Growth Area

Copies of Proposed Plan Change 4 may be inspected at or in hard copy at the locations below from the 16th November 2020 to 1st February 2021 (during usual opening hours):

  • Horowhenua District Council office:  126 Oxford Street. Hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm on Monday to Friday.
  • Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō: 10 Bath Street, Levin.  Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10.00am to 9.00pm on Wednesday, 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday and 1.00pm to 4.00pm on Sunday.
  • Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom: 22 Harbour Street, Foxton. Hours: 09.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Shannon Library: Plimmer Terrace. Hours: 10.00am to 12 noon, 1.00pm to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 12 noon Saturday.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact a member of Horowhenua District Council’s Strategic Planning Team on (06) 366 0999 or via email at

The following persons may make a submission on the proposal:

  • the local authority in its own area may make a submission; and
  • any other person may make a submission but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that—
  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to Horowhenua District Council at:

  • Dropping in a copy to any of the locations listed above
  • By post to:

    Strategic Planning
    Horowhenua District Council
    Private Bag 4002
    Levin 5540

  • By email to
  • Via the online submission from at

The submission must be in Form 5 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Regulations 2003 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Copies of this form are available from Horowhenua District Council or online at

Submissions close on 1st February 2021 at 5pm

Submissions must be received by 5:00pm on 1st February 2021

The process for public participation in the consideration of the Proposed Plan Change under the Resource Management Act is as follows:

  • After the closing date for submissions, the Horowhenua District Council will prepare a Summary of the Submissions and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where the summary and submissions can be inspected and;
  • There will be an opportunity for the following persons to make further submissions in support or opposition to the submissions already made;
    • any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest:
    • any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general public has:
    • the local authority itself; and
  • If a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of their submission, a hearing must be held;
  • The Horowhenua District Council must give its decision on the Proposed Plan Change (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions); and give public notice of its decision within 2 years of notifying the proposal and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time; and
  • Any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision on a Proposed Plan Change to the Environment Court if –
    • in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the proposal; and
    • in the case of a proposal that is a proposed policy statement or plan, the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposal as a whole.



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