Draft Plan Change 11 – Residential Density

Closes 30 Sep 2019

Opened 23 Aug 2019

Overview

This consultation is being undertaken in accordance with Clause 3, Schedule 1 of the RMA.

We are proposing to make some changes to the District Plan and are seeking feedback on the draft changes. This is initial feedback only; a formal submission process will follow later. These changes are around residential density and were recommendations from the Regulatory Effectiveness and Efficiency Programme (REEP).

The changes include:

  • reducing the minimum section sizes in the General Residential Zone from 400m2 to 300m2
  • enabling apartments as restricted discretionary activities in the General Residential Zone where:
  • a)  the site adjoins, or is immediately across the carriageway from, publicly- owned sport, recreation and neighbourhood open space zones
  • b)  the site adjoins publicly-owned natural open space zones that adjoin the mainstem of the Waikato River, or Lake Rotoroa
  • requiring two car parking spaces per apartment in the General Residential Zone
  • processing apartments as a non-notified activity in the Residential Intensification Zone.

You can read all relevant material relating to Plan Change 11 including the proposed changes to the District Plan provisions, a detailed summary of the changes, and map showing where it is proposed to enable apartments through a resource consent​​​, at hamilton.govt.nz/planchange11

Feedback runs from Friday 23 August until Monday 30 September 2019 at 4.30pm. We'd love to see you at one of the drop-in sessions we are holding. See dates and times under 'Events' below.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The Council will consider whether to notify Plan Change 11 in the near future. If the decision is made by the Council to proceed with notification, we will invite formal submissions and the statutory process will proceed under the Resource Management Act.

Please note:
Please be aware when providing a submission/giving feedback/responding to a survey that all responses are part of the consultation process. This means that your name but not contact details may be reproduced and included in the Council's public documents such as the Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on the Council's website at www.hamilton.govt.nz

Give us your views

Events

  • Drop-in Session - Dinsdale Library, Tuesday 10 September

    From 10 Sep 2019 at 14:30 to 10 Sep 2019 at 17:30

    If you would like more information before making a submission come and talk to staff about draft Plan Change 11 at the drop-in session, Dinsdale Library.

  • Drop-in Session - Claudelands Event Centre, Wednesday 11 September

    From 11 Sep 2019 at 16:00 to 11 Sep 2019 at 20:00

    If you would like more information before making a submission on draft Plan Change 11, come and talk to staff at the Your Neighbourhood Event, Claudelands Events Centre.

  • Drop-in Session - Chartwell Mall, Thursday 12 September

    From 12 Sep 2019 at 09:00 to 12 Sep 2019 at 21:00

    If you would like more information before making a submission come and talk to staff about draft Plan Change 11 at the drop-in session, Chartwell Mall.