Council to tighten subdivision rules

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Submissions are open on a Waikato District Council proposal to tighten some rural subdivision rules.

WDC proposes changes to rural subdivisions

The council has prepared Variation 16, which proposes amendments to the Proposed District Plan that would mean new objectives and policies to guide future growth and development across the Waikato district. It would tighten some rules for subdivision and residential development in both the the rural and coastal zones.

Submissions are open now and can be made until November 30.

The council says in a background to the proposal that much of the growth in recent years has occurred through rural subdivision, and this has raised a number of resource management issues.

“Future growth needs to be well planned to ensure resources are managed sustainably and the community remains prosperous in the long term,” it says.

“The Waikato District Growth Strategy outlines how growth will be managed in future. Over the next few years, a focus will be on revitalising and growing towns and villages in the district by attracting and planning for a greater proportion of growth to occur in these settlements. The Council is therefore proposing to amend the district plan to reflect the growth strategy.”

The variation documents are here on the council website, and copies are also be available for inspection at the following locations during usual opening hours:

  • Waikato District Council, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia
  • Huntly Area Office and Library, 142 Main Street, Huntly
  • Raglan Area Office and Library, 7 Bow Street, Raglan
  • Ngaruawahia Library, 4 Jesmond Street, Ngaruawahia
  • Te Kauwhata Library, Main Street, Te Kauwhata
  • Tuakau Library, 72 George Street, Tuakau

Contact Kate Mackness or Allan Turner, phone 07 824 8633, if you have any questions about the variation.

Anybody may make a submission on the proposal by sending a written submission to the council. Click here for details on the council website.

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